Consumer Capitalism Teacher Resources
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Investing in Yourself: An Economic Approach to Education Decisions
What is the difference between physical capital and human capital, and in which should you invest? While considering the concept of return on investment, take a look at the payoffs and consequences of investing in training and education.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Sort it Out-Natural, Capital, and Human Resources
Your class can view a slide show including photographs of various human, natural, and capital resources found in the United States. They work in groups to sort pictures into 3 categories, and then complete a related Venn diagram.
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History
Journey to Jo’burg: A South African Story
How did South African apartheid affect the ability of people of color to increase their human capital? Here is a rich lesson in which learners come to understand the relationship between investment in human capital and income, while also...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Factors of Production and Economic Decision-Making
Class members begin this engaging economics activity by listing all the resources used in the production of a car, and use that example to draw parallels to the four primary factors of production: capital goods, labor, natural resources,...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
USA vs USSR Fight! The Cold War
In this episode of Crash Course World History, John Green does an excellent job summarizing the reasons behind the ideological clash between the United States and the Soviet Union in the Cold War. Covering early features of the war such...
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Capitalism and Socialism
"Is capitalism competition natural and good, or should there be systems in place to check it for the sake of our collective well-being?" Explore the complexity and history behind capitalism and socialism in Crash Course World History...
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Avoiding Consumer Fraud: Financial Scams and Schemes
Young consumers get a hefty dose of information on how fraud can put their financial health at risk. The resource provides detailed lecture notes, scaffolded notetaking sheets, vocabulary worksheets, transparencies, and seven links to...
9th - 12th Health
Is Capitalism Good For the Poor?
Students discuss if capitalism is good for the poor sector of community. Reading a case study, they characterize markets by the amount of competition. They answer questions and discuss the answers as a class. They examine the amount of...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Five Years to Life: labor in Early Colonial Maryland
Eighth graders analyze the shift in the labor supply of Maryland's early coloninal economy from one that included indentured servants to one that increasingly depend on the labor of slaves. They skim "Tobacco Growing", resource and are...
8th Social Studies & History
New ReviewHumans use 160,000 plastic bags a second and 10 percent of those end up in our oceans. In this consuming activity, young scientists discuss how society becomes aware of environmental issues. As individuals or in small groups, they then...
7th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Consumer Confusion: Wants versus Needs and Gandhi's Wisdom
Fourth graders create graphs to illustrate consumer consumption throughout the world. In this consumer lesson plan, 4th graders also discuss wants and needs around the world, and consider Gandhi's opinion on material possessions as they...
4th English Language Arts
The Economy and Consumer Confidence
Reflect on the importance of banks in the current economic condition of the United States. High schoolers will explore the history of banking and money so that they can complete the numerous activities centered around that subject. Each...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Single Market and Free Trade
What are the benefits of a single EU market? Class members conclude their examination of the European Union by focusing on the single market concept designed to bring down barriers, create more jobs, and increase prosperity.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable