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International Currency Exchange

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students examine coins from around the world and write down their observations. As a class, they discuss the types of symbols used on the coins from different countries and locate the country on a map. To end the lesson, they calculate...
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The Scoop on Local Business

For Teachers 6th - 12th
How do local businesses support their state or regional economy? The New York Times has prepared another great lesson for your class. They begin by listing products grown or manufactured in their state or region then write interview...
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The Stock Market

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Keep or sell? Young learners simulate as buyers in the stock market while learning about the benefits and important factors to know when purchasing. The thorough resource allows for observation of case studies and provides an assessment...
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Service-Learning Links Curriculum to the Read World

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore examples of community service events across the world. They discuss the "Hands Across America" campaign, a project to assist a community with their economy through the use of a science project, and a project where...
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Why Nations Trade

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders explore the trade systems around the world. In this World Economy lesson plan, 12th graders compare and contrast different types of economies. Students interpret different graphs.  
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Law of Supply

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Review and restate the law of supply. In groups, learner practice reading a supply schedule and supply curve. They explain how and why changes in the cost of production change supply, then work together to complete practice problems to...
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When Capitalism is Great and Not-so-great

For Students 8th - 12th
Comparing and contrasting Capitalism and Socialism, this lecture outlines many nuances between the two economic systems, including the ideas of meritocracy and "fairness." A discussion about the effects of either system gone "unchecked"...
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The Economy and Consumer Confidence

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Timely vs. Timeless

For Students 8th - 12th
In this historical events worksheet, students analyze a political cartoon about bank failure and respond to 2 talking point questions.
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Corporate Profits vs. Jobs

For Students 9th - 12th
Bring the Occupy Movement debate to your classroom. This political cartoon analysis offers a chance for pupils to explore their personal ideas about corporate America and current economic issues. Background information is provided to...
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Compare and Contrast Countries

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explore the wealth of other countries. For this gross domestic product lesson, 7th graders calculate the numbers for various countries. Students then compare and contrast the differences between Africa, Asia and the...
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Civil War and Reconstruction

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders write about how the North and South viewed slavery and how the agriculture and industrial based economies influenced the time. In this Civil War and Reconstruction lesson plan, 4th graders discuss the roles of slaves at...
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European Union

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine the purpose of the European Union.  In this World History lesson plan, 6th graders create a definition for the term Constitution.  Students compare the countries in the European Union.   
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Going Shopping

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students investigate the value of money. In this money activity, students simulate going shopping in their classrooms for various objects. Students use play money to pay for the objects.
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Understanding Geography

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students create a map of their own neighborhood to show the relationships between the geography of the neighborhood and its economy and culture. They view and discuss an introductory video on how geographers study an area then go out...
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Fair Trade in a Global Economy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers identify and discuss what sets third world countries apart from first world countries, define fair trade, estimate and create list of time spent and materials cost of hand-made items to determine fair prices in Mexican...
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Industrialization of the American Landscape

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners summarize the three sectors of industry and how these sectors applied to the Industrial Revolution. Students apply their skills in research and note-taking, as well as vocabulary building through web organizers. Learners...
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Making the Classroom Desk a Trading Desk

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Create a stock market simulation to motivate pupils and make economic concepts meaningful.
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Counting Sheep

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Think counting sheep will put you to sleep? Not in this engaging lesson! Scholars get a brief background on shepherds' methods of counting their sheep and the various ways sheep are kept and used. Learners get a geographical perspective...
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Consumer Borrowing and Spending

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Credit can be confusing for teens, some of whom are already using credit cards. Clear up misconceptions with this group research activity which has a solid outline with a lot of room to adjust to your needs and resources. Groups are...
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Pet Shop Economics: Goods and Services

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Introduce basic economics to your young scholars with this PowerPoint, focusing on goods and services. It includes examples of both economic factors from food to helping sick people. The last two slides include two multiple choice...
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Living in Retailing

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars examine marketing and retail sales. In this living in retailing lesson, students consider components of successful retail, how to become an entrepreneur, and calculate costs of goods. Young scholars solve sample scenario...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Obama as the New Sisyphus

For Students 9th - 12th
Reveal how Greek Mythology can play into American politics through this political cartoon, where President Obama is depicted as Sisyphus. Background information gives scholars access to the cartoon's context, and three talking points...
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A Nation Divided: Why Couldn't They Just Get Along?

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine both perspectives of the Civil War as related to the differing economies. For this nation divided lesson, 4th graders view primary sources, examine paper money and a political chart, and review recruitment posters.