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American Growth and Expansion in the late 1800s
Eleventh graders examine a picture of John Gast's, American Progress to determine what they know about American growth between 1877- 1900. By working through thirteen center or folder activities, they study the economics, industrialization, immigration, technological change, and expansion of America.
11th Social Studies & History 7 Views 44 Downloads
How To Make An Apple Pie And See The World
Third graders investigate the concept of economics by engaging in a literature study using a children's book. They conduct a literature search looking for the history and development of business and other financial institutions. They also construct a simple map and explain its parts.
3rd Language Arts 3 Views 17 Downloads
Partners in Trade
Sixth graders are provided with a trade simulation, practice using economic vocabulary and an opportunity to use research skills focused on trade interdependence. The pre-assessment engages students in a vocabulary match game to help students make links with their prior knowledge.
6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
Striking a Deal
Students explore the economic repercussions of a potential Major League Baseball strike. Then, through researching other labor strikes in American history, students consider the importance and impact of labor unions in United States history.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 30 Downloads
Earning an Income
Fourth graders study the role of money in society and define how to earn an income. In this human capital activity, 4th graders read the book Shoeshine Girl and discuss it. Students discuss various economic concepts and complete the "Earning Money" worksheet.
4th Math 5 Views 29 Downloads
The News: iPhone Launch
Students explore the functions of market economies. In this economics lesson, students examine stocks and shares as they discover how the Apple Corporation became public. Students watch a video about the launch of Apple's iPhone and complete the provided computer lab handout.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 21 Downloads
Students view a television program exploring social and economic changes at the close of the twentieth century. They discuss changes from differing perspectives including poor and rich citizens from various countries. Students write an essay considering the concept of a social contract between citizens and the government.
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
The Cost of Saving
Tenth graders compare accounts provided by the two newspaper articles with the visual account provided by Sue Coe. They articulate how those accounts are alike and different. Students consider the economic choices that made the Hamlet fire possible.
10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Focus on Economic Data: US Real GDP Growth, August 26, 2011
Young economists answer a series of critical thinking questions as they analyze real data that shows GDP Growth. They examine the provided charts, read through the background information, and discuss changes that occurred in the third quarter of 2011.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 3 Downloads
First Grade Economics Unit
First graders begin by studying the differences between a "good" and a "service". They compare items to each other to help comprehend the differences. They also look into the differences between buyers and sellers and how the choices they make effect them in various ways.
1st Social Studies & History 9 Views 53 Downloads
In order to effectively demonstrate depreciation of a capital asset, Sal outlines the COGS for a company over four years, including a factory tooling cost required every two years. As he calculates the operating profit, learners see that the company, although turning a steady revenue, appears unstable.
13 mins Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
As an introduction to the institution and function of banks in society, this video walks viewers through the concept of banking with colorful annotations and simplified narration. The lecture evolves naturally into a discussion about interest and investments, as well as identifying assets and liabilities.
12 mins 9th - Higher Ed Math 6 Views 21 Downloads
How Did Maine Factories Affect The Environment
Students investigate the history of interactions with the environment in the 1800s. They conduct research looking for possible negative influences upon the environment. The information is used to conduct a class discussion about the possible causes.
4th - 8th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Fundamental Economic Questions and the Industrial Revolution
Ninth graders assume the role of an entrepreneur during the Industrial Revolution of the 1700s in Great Britain. They investigate how changing methods of production affected the way that the fundamental economic questions were being answered at that time.
9th Social Studies & History 29 Views 58 Downloads
The Science of Economics
Forty-one pages of economics lecture notes provide an excellent resource to supplement your lessons. This includes explanations and graphics on major principles such as scarcity, supply and demand, production factors, and growth and productivity.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 31 Views 77 Downloads
How Economic Changes Affect Lifestyles
Students take inventory of the items they have in their homes that are made outside the USA. Then they map the results to find patterns of world manufacturing. They discuss the pros and cons of outsourcing and how it affects the economics of developing countries.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 19 Downloads