Government and the Economy Teacher Resources
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Students gather items and see what country they were made in. They discuss the importance of imports and exports.
Students explore the Great Depression depicted in artwork. For this interdisciplinary lesson, students analyze artwork by Dorothea Lange, Kathe Kollwitz, and Jose Clemente Orozco. Students create brochures that feature details regarding the Great Depression.
Students identify measurable characteristics about the weather and explore how they are monitored. They research and propose the construction of a weather monitoring station on their school grounds.
In this U.S. worksheet, students take notes in a graphic organizer as they read several passages, then answer four comprehension questions.
In this United States history instructional activity, students utilize a word bank of 10 terms or phrases to answer 10 fill in the blank questions about the Andrew Jackson and his critics. A short answer question is included as well.
Seventh graders compare myths and legends about corn and use creative abilities to act them out. For this corn legends lesson, 7th graders read background information about corn and its importance. Students work in groups to research myths and legends about the history of corn. Students prepare a skit, rap, song or other presentation for their research. Students complete a Venn diagram for the lesson.
For this World War I worksheet, students read assigned textbook pages about the war and then respond to 10 identification and 11 short answer questions about how the war began, U.S. involvement in the war, and outcome of the war.
In this United States history worksheet, students utilize a word bank of 10 terms or phrases to answer 10 fill in the blank questions about the nation's early history. A short answer question is included as well.
Students examine what a basic unit of currency means and how it affects world finances.
Students, in groups, examine data from several nations regarding size, natural resources, and population. Using these data, they rank the nations, try to identify them, and predict whether each nation is rich or poor.
Twelfth graders examine the role of the International Monetary Fund. They participate in activities to discover the funtion of the organization. They also focus on fair trade and cooperation between its members.
Learners examine the impact of modernization on China and India. While watching a video about a Chinese worker and the peasant class and how modernization affects both groups. They investigate the issue of migration in both countries and debate modernization prior to writing an essay on the subject.
Twelfth graders discover the role of the International Monetary Fund. They use the internet to answer questions about the organization. They discuss the positive and negatives associated with the IMF.
Students compare and contrast the economic roles of women throughout history in the United States, India, and Israel. After examining pictures of women from various time periods, they share observations. They watch video clips and examine case studies of women from India and Israel and conclude by writing essays on the topic.
Students examine the goals and tools of monetary policy. Through class discussion and handouts, they explore monetary policy's effect on short-term borrowing rates, employment, and economic growth. The class is divided into four groups to analyze an economic scenario in which they must recommend the appropriate monetary policy.
Students explore Victor Power using the Internet and primary source documents.
Students explore the history, diversity, and commonality of the peoples of the nation and world. They analyze how the United States' political, economic and social goals directly affect our foreign policy.
Eleventh graders discuss the goods and services provided by local government and how they are paid for. They create piecharts demonstrating the revenue sources.
Students explore who are the most influential people of the past thousand years.
Students examine the makeup of the Federal Reserve Board. Using monetary policy, they discover how the Reserve members are elected and how decisions are made. Viewing charts and graphs, they identify trends and the causes of these trends. They answer questions and discuss them as a class.