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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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Japan Society

The Bubble Economy and the Lost Decade

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Explore Japanese society and national identity. Class members share ideas about the Japanese economy and then investigate a series of resources, including an article, a film, a lecture, and a poem, to learn about Japan's Bubble Economy...
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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 plan, they...
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The Branding of America (And Your State)

For Teachers K - Higher Ed
Students investigate about the origins of some major U.S. brands. They explore local products that stimulate the economy. Students create a map showing where those products originate. Students discover the products that their local area...
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Bread in a Bag

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Could the history of bread really be interesting? Yes, it could! An informational text gives scholars wheat production background from 8,000 years ago, discussing different types of bread and the current industry in Oklahoma. Learners...
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Understanding the Workplace

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Now that your scholars have some career aspirations, it's time to explore the demand for these professionals based on labor projections. They explore the Law of Supply and Demand in a guided discussion, outlined here. There are some...
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Was the Stamp Act Fair?

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Elementary and middle schoolers examine and evaluate different perspectives concerning events leading to the American Revolution. In this case, they hone in on the Stamp Act. They research controversial bills, laws, or events of the time...
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The Countries of Latin America

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders study the geography, culture, government and economy of Latin American countries. They work in groups to fill out a profile describing their Latin American country. They listen to a reading of Latin American folktales and...
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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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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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I Can Buy Anything I Want: Consumer Debt and Social Responsibility

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A clear, comprehensive overview of consumer debt, credit, interest, international currency, and social responsibility, this 45-minute session falters in the application stage. You'll need to create a way for learners to demonstrate their...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Grinding to a Halt- The U.S. Economy

For Students 9th - 12th
Using gears as a visual metaphor, this political cartoon analysis worksheet gives a clear picture of one artist's perspective on the U.S. economy. Background information helps give pupils access to the cartoon's context, and 3 talking...
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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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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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An Era of Innovation

For Teachers K - 12th
Research milestones from the past century. Transportation milestones have changed society, the economy, communication, and travel. Pupils research these changes in order to create a transportation exhibit showing the enhancements in...
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Quilt? What Quilt? I Don't See a Quilt!

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students analyze maps and cultures of major cities in the state of Arizona and designate different regions within the state according to geography and economy.
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Investigating World Cultures

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers, in groups, write research reports and create visuals about countries, put on a culture fair, and use PowerPoint to present their information.
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Causes of the Civil War

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders identify and discuss the causes of the Civil War. They define the vocabulary terms-Civil War, economy, plantations, abolitionist, secede, and slave; read and discuss reading passages about the Civil War, and answer...
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Entrepreneur

For Teachers 10th - 12th
The students, in groups of four, establish a profitable business in the community. They complete research and conduct presentations.
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Earning a buck? and stretching it?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers write a feature article and create a visual display explaining how teens can save or invest their money wisely. They research ways to earn interest in today's economy, even if you don't have much money. Students use...
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What can money tell us?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study the physical presence, imagery and written text on a reproduction of colonial currency. They apply their research to a modern day quarter to compare and contrast two coins. In addition, they design their own colonial...
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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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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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Various Industries to Help Hawaii's Economy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers identify various industries in Hawaii and where those products/services are exported to. They create a timeline which highlights important dates and events of those different industries. Finally, they identify on a map...