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Middle School World History

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A 22-lesson Middle School World History unit uses a unique problem-solving approach to teach tweens economic history. After reading articles that provide background information, pupils engage in activities and simulations that require...
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Crash Course: Economics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Nudge Theory, Game Theory, and Oligopoly? A 35-part video Crash Course goes beyond supply and demand and provides young economists with everything they need to know about economics. Based on the 2015 AP Economics guidelines, the...
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Economic Lowdown Video Series

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Designed for high school and college-level classes, a collection of 13 resources covers topics in economics, banking, and monetary policy. Scholars investigate supply curves, the law of demand, market equilibrium, and the labor market....
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Teaching 'The New Jim Crow'

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow is the anchor text in a 10-lesson unit that looks at some of the issues of race and justice in American society and how issues have changed over time. High schoolers look at the history of race and...
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Childhood Lost: Child Labor in the United States, 1830-1930

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Working in groups, middle and high schoolers describe and discuss photographs depicting working conditions experienced by child laborers in the 19th century. They then write a persuasive paragraph supporting an amendment to regulate the...
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Child Labor in America

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed
Students investigate child labor during the Great Depression. In this US policy lesson, students evaluate multiple layers of the social, economic, and political affects of policy during the Great Depression. Students will engage in 5...
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The Color of Law: Winners and Losers in the Job Market

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewThe second lesson in "The Color of Law" shows how government policies supported economic inequality. Scholars read additional excerpts and respond to text-dependent questions from "The Color of Law" text, examine primary source documents...
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"Sí, se puede!": Chávez, Huerta, and the UFW

For Teachers 6th - 12th
"Sí, se puede!" Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta believed organizing farm workers and changing their working conditions were possible. Scholars examine provisions of the Bracero Program, videos, and the United Farm Workers' (UFW) work....
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The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: Is Anyone to be Punished for This?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The stories of bodies falling to the pavement and girls dying in their seats echo to the present day. The New York City Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire—which killed 147 people, mostly young women and girls—galvanized the labor movement...
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What’s the Market for My Labor?

For Teachers 5th Standards
A lesson showcases how knowing about Labor Market Information (LMI) supports searching for future job opportunities. Following a review of the concept and other vocabulary terms, scholars research occupations and answer questions on a...
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Career Connections | Construction Worker

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Like working with your hands? Like building things? Like tools? Think hard hats are cool?  Check out a short video that details the rewards of working in construction.
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Lewis Hine Shedding Light on Child Labor through Photographs

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The Industrial Revolution: long hours, low pay, and unsafe conditions. An eye-opening activity explores the darker side of industry and exposes the realities of child labor with photos. Scholars view four photos from the famous...
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Confronting Work Place Discrimination on the World War II Home Front

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Before the Civil Rights Movement was in full swing, FDR's executive order helped promote fair employment. The activity uses primary documents to explore FDR's executive order to help minorities gain equal employment and pay during the...
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Analyzing the Cotton Gin Patent

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Decode primary sources in a fast-paced activity. A quick guessing game helps pupils use visual clues to understand primary sources. Academics look at a picture of the cotton gin and must guess what it is without other knowledge or clues....
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Slavery as a Form of Racialized Social Control

For Teachers 9th - 12th
An engaging lesson delves into the effects of slavery on society. Young historians read text excerpts, complete handouts, and participate in group discussion to understand how slavery was a means to control society and establish a racial...
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Automation and the American Worker

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
A thought-provoking resource examines the future of automation and the effects on employment. Academics read informational text, complete written prompts, and participate in activities to understand automation and the possibilities for...
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Unemployment and the Future of Jobs in America

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Unemployment: The job of the future. The resource, designed for high school scholars, explains unemployment rates, recessions, and job trends that are impacting employment in the United States. Academics explore potential careers of the...
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On This Day: Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

For Students 7th - Higher Ed
How did the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire change modern working conditions? The engaging resource explains conditions that contributed to the tragic fire, the workers affected by it, and how it changed labor laws and working...
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The Power of the Press: The First Amendment

For Teachers 5th Standards
Was what happened in 1886 at the Haymarket riot a crime or a case of xenophobia? Using political cartoons from the time, young historians consider the role the media played in anti-labor sentiment during the time and how that influenced...
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Pullman Strike

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
History is ironic, isn't it? In the Pullman strike, federal power thought to protect citizens was used to break the union. What started as a quest for better wages and benefits during an economic crisis was crushed through violence and...
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US History and Government Examination: June 2012

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The reform movements—such as abolition, the push for women's suffrage, and the labor movement—shaped modern America. A document analysis activity and essay prompt help learners consider why. Other items in the high-level exam include an...
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Life in the Age of Machines

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
What was life like during the Industrial Revolution? Using a variety of activities, including writing out the dreams of laborers, industrialists, and urban dwellers, learners consider the positive and negative impacts of the Age of...
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Cesar Chavez: Labor Leader and Civil Rights Activist

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Cesar Chavez believed so much in the cause of farmworkers that he put his money where his mouth was. Chavez quit his well-paying job to organize them into labor unions. Using a speech, photograph, and short biographical video, pupils...
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1999 AP® Microeconomics Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Imports often affect the production of domestic goods. Scholars consider the variables in this situation with a scaffolded prompt from College Board. Other items examine factors in production and compare the production advantage between...