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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.
High schoolers examine the distribution of economic systems of the world. They learn the difference between developing and developed countries.
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.
Young scholars 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.
Students explore the patterns of the human experience that society can learn from, develop analytical skills and develop awareness of the political and economic ramifications of war regardless of military outcome.
Fourth graders study the role of money in society and define how to earn an income. In this human capital lesson, 4th graders read the book Shoeshine Girl and discuss it. Students discuss various economic concepts and complete the "Earning Money" worksheet. Students then create a career exploration chart. Students then complete a productivity and income activity by making paper baskets. Students write a paragraph in a role play situation about productivity and income.
Students explore the functions of market economies. In this economics lesson plan, 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.
Pupils relate the economic growth of 18th century Deerfield, CT to that of America today.
Twelfth graders practice using new vocabulary related to economics. They discover how to calculate comparative and absolute advantage. They also read different articles about the topic.
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.
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. They also consider the legal and/or political choices that made the Hamlet fire possible.
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.
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. Lastly, the students look into the differences between "needs" and "wants" through the explanation that nobody can have everything they want all the time.
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. Sal uses this to explain why a statement incorporates depreciating tangible assets spread evenly over the years, illustrating it on company balance sheets. He also leads into the next video by contrasting depreciation with amortization.
For this European Union economics worksheet, learners examine economically disadvantaged countries in the EU as they complete a graphic organizer.
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. Social Studies and economics pupils will enjoy this straightforward and intuitive approach to modern banking.
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.
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.
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. There are also a few activities to engage the class. Fairly high quality, with few typographical errors.
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.

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