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High schoolers use this lesson to familiarize themselves with the process of banking and the role of banks. In groups, they discover how a fractional reserve bank operates and how the Federal Reserve effects interest rates and the amount of money available in the economy.
Learners explore the role of government in the economy market. In this economics lesson, students analyze the decision making and how it takes into consideration additional cost, benefits and public awareness of what they are trying to accomplish. They discuss marginal costs.
Students explore the role of government in the economy market. For this economics lesson, students analyze the decision making and how it takes into consideration additional cost, benefits and public awareness of what they are trying to accomplish. They discuss marginal costs.
Students assume identities of lawmakers, judges, writers, and protestors during times in American history when freedoms of speech and press were limited because country was on the brink of war or fighting one. Students use primary source documents to evaluate issues of freedom of speech and the press versus national security and public safety, and draft new constitutional amendment that clearly defines government's powers in times of national crisis.
Students access prior knowledge of infrared rays, ultraviolet rays, gamma rays, x-rays and cosmic waves. In this electromagnetic waves activity, students hold a mock trial electromagnetic spectrum. Students present characteristics of the various wave types and their position in the spectrum and debate over whether government should control them. Students complete a table to aid in presentations.
Students examine children's rights and how laws can affect their education and daily life. Through the investigation of various cases, they assess how the best interests of children are either upheld or ignored and how the Constitution includes children's rights as well as those of adults.
Summarize how government policies and changes in consumer demand contributed to a decline in the rail industry during the 20th century and identify key factors that are helping the rail industry prosper. Learners give an ample amount of examples of how government policies have helped and hurt market participants.
Students relate the national debt to the economy. In this algebra lesson, students discuss what the national debt is, create a national budget based on priority and what the government should spend money on. They analyze their findings using a bar and pie graph and discuss the results with the class.