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26 resources with the concept specialization

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Political Theory - Karl Marx

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Every political theory needs a devil's advocate. Discussing Karl Marx with your classroom creates a healthy debate about the pros and cons of the capitalistic system and government. Last in a series of 13, the video includes primary...
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How Do Fish Make Electricity?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Shocking! Share the story of electric fish with young biologists for a fascinating lesson in specialized cells. The narrator of the video describes how some species of fish generate electric current, differentiates between weakly and...
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The Flower and the Fly

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
It's like a biological "Beauty and the Beast!" The fascinating mutualism between a South African meganosed fly and a deep-throated geranium builds a case study in coevolution for your biology buffs to analyze. After reading about this...
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2016 AP® Macroeconomics Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
The debate of cupcake versus donuts may seem like a superficial one. However, learners consider whether it makes sense to specialize in producing only one confectionery in a scaffolded problem involving complicated economic concepts....
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The Columbian Exchange

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
What did you have for dinner last night? Many scholars ask that question without considering the history behind the foods they eat. Using a simulation, scholars investigate how the foods they eat are the product of the Columbian...
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Entrepreneurs in Mesopotamia

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
While ancient Mesopotamia didn't have the TV show "Shark Tank," it was a time of entrepreneurship as workers began to specialize. Both individual workers and the societal structure encouraged individuals to consider how they could...
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Great Civilizations Develop around Rivers

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
If you lived in prehistoric times, what kinds of choices could your family make to increase their chance of survival? By making similar decisions in a simulation game, participants discover how specialization creates both opportunity and...
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Green Eggs and ...Economics?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars use four different children's books by Dr. Seuss to analyze microeconomic concepts. Group presentations and research help them better understand simple economic concepts through simple stories.
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Specialization and the Decathlon

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Michael Phelps, the economist? Scholars research the economic advantages of specializing in one kind of service, and how it relates to athletes doing the same in their respective sports. They evaluate absolute advantage, production, and...
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Political Theory - Adam Smith

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Can capitalism have virtue? Adam Smith thinks so! The 12th video in a series of 13 discusses Smith's political and economic views. Pupils discover these concepts and more through primary source photographs and examples that relate to...
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Revenue, Profits, and Price

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Economists and accountants work with money every day, but their perspectives about that money can be very different. An informative video from Crash Course Economics explores basic elements of microeconomics, including economies of...
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Specialization and Trade

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Do companies work better when everyone works on everything, or when each person or department focuses on one specialized task? Explore the benefits of specialization and trade in the modern global economy with a explanatory video.
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Cellular Specialization

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Embryonic stems cells were only first discovered in 1998 — less than 20 years ago. The video explains what stem cells are (both pluripotent and totipotent), how they become specific types of tissues cells via internal cues such as the...
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Plant and Animal Cell Overview: The Basics

For Teachers 7th - 12th
George Wolfe explains the parts of a eukaryotic cell very energetically. Surface area and volume are reviewed in order to show that a giant amoeba could not exist. Show your junior high or high school class this video to begin talking...
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Charles Darwin's Hardware Shop

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Using an assortment of hardware, junior biologists explore the theory of evolution. They consider how simple pieces of hardware might be changed into similar items and display their discoveries on a poster. The lesson plan would be...
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Interdependency Web

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students explore the interdependency of goods and services. In this interdependency lesson, students explore the process of production and discover that many natural goods go through several processes before they arrive at stores.
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Investigating Our Past: Where Did Humans Come From?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Investigate the theories of human evolution. For this research based lesson, learners research and discuss how geographic isolation, interbreeding, generalization, and specialization are factors in the history of humans. Groups work...
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Introduction to Fair Trade

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students investigate fair trade practices. In this economics activity, students conduct collaborative research on fair trade practices, the controversies of trade, and the effects of fair trade practices. Students present their findings...
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A Cell-a-bration

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students identify the different types of animal and plant cells.  In this cell lesson plan students label the different cells and their functions. 
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Investigating Our Past: Where Did Humans Come From?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers brainstorm about evolution and explore the processes of evolution.  In this investigative instructional activity students map out evolution and compare the two theories after researching them. 
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Cell Processes and Energy - Reading/Notetaking Guide - Cell Differentiation

For Students 7th - 9th
Written as a textbook section reading guide, this instructional activity presents an empty outline on cell differentiation for biology learners to complete. There are also a few questions to answer about how cells specialize and become...
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Charles Darwin's Hardware Shop

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Students construct an evolutionary tree representing specialization, diversity, and selection using easily obtained materials. They use at least twenty pieces of hardware to classify then develop "evolutionary" relationships between the...
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Survive Or Not

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explore how the availability of productive resources could affect an ancient society.  For this World History lesson, 7th graders research two ancient civilizations.  Students create maps showing the trade routes of these...
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"Card" Specialty

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders make a greeting card for their pen pals or book buddies while studying specialization and division of labor in Social Studies.