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Source Search: Agricultural Products

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Farmers just farm, right? Find out how important agricultural products are to our modern society. Learners will explore the foods, textiles, and fuels made from industrial farm goods. They'll also explore the idea of choosing an...
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Market Failures

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
Market failure and the effects it has in terms of social benefit is the focus of this eight-page packet. Perfect for homework, this set of excellent worksheets provides several scenarios and graphs that show positive and negative...
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The Ethics of Outsourcing to China

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
After viewing clips from a documentary on factory work in China and US outsourcing, learners have a fishbowl discussion. They work in groups to build both personal points of view and strong arguments on the effects of outsourcing in...
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Lesson 9: Tracking Commodities

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Over the corse of a month, small groups will monitor the price of a specific energy commodity and analyze it in relation to global and domestic events. They play a trade simulation game and create infographics showing what they've...
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Oligopoly

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
Economics can be a competitive and, at times, devious subject. Learners work through a series of four worksheets to better understand oligopoly. Each sheet includes real-world scenarios, passages to read, graphs to analyze, and short...
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Price Elasticity of Demand

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
A series of economic activities should keep your class busy for a while. Six different worksheets review the concepts of price elasticity, demand, and U.S. economics. Multiple real-world applications and scenarios house each of the ten...
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Equilibrium

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Twelfth graders and college students alike work on great practical application problems related to supply and demand with this worksheet series. There are five different worksheets containing graphs, charts, and scenario based problems...
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Farming: It's a Fact

For Teachers 7th - 11th
What does it take to work in agribusiness? Conduct and explorative investigation which describes where our food dollars go, who makes money on what we buy, and jobs related to agriculture. The class plays an interactive game, analyzes a...
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Buying and Selling: Getting Cherries into a Pie

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Kids keep score as they take on the roles of buyers and sellers in an agribusiness introduction. They play the game for five rounds, each round is made different by having a new economic element added, a discussion follows. Everything...
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Focus on Economic Data: US Employment and the Unemployment Rate, March, 2012

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Read all about the various types of unemployment and the United States is are currently at the low-point of an unemployment cycle. Kids examine what economic factors affect the unemployment rate, and what data shows for different US...
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Ford's Revolution

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Industrialization and mechanization of products such as cars have deeply affected the US economy. The class discusses the affects of Ford's assembly line production of automobiles. They watch a video, fill out worksheets, and investigate...
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Preparing a 1040EZ Income Tax Form

For Teachers 11th - 12th
What do you do at the end of the year when your W2 arrives? File a tax form! Show learners how they to can fill out a basic 1040EZ tax form and play their part as tax paying citizens. Monetary denominations are provided for filling out...
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Loan Amortization - Mortgage

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Upper graders explore the connection between interest and principal. They use an amortization schedule to determine the amount of principal paid vs interest on a $100,000 home loan. Fourteen discussion questions and a research-based...
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Balance of Payments (BOP)

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners work through ten transactions that will help them understand credits and debts on a global scale. They then discuss each transaction in terms of the global economy. An extension activity and discussion questions are included.
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How Much is Dirt Worth?

For Teachers 7th
Dirt is worthless, isn't it? Find out the true value of dirt, and by dirt I mean soil. The class explores what makes soil, the types of soil, and what happens when soil becomes void of its nutrients. There are several great activities,...
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TECH: The Trading Game

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Property ownership, restricted trade, and free trade are the topics of this game. Kids play a trade game to better understand the interrelationship between technology, economics, and personal choices. Rules to the game and a series of...
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Consumerism: No Purchase Necessary

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners read a script that helps them understand the ins and outs of consumerism. They watch a video (not included), and engage in two additional activities. The lesson engages critical thinking skills and brings awareness to the...
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Student Handout 6D: Trail of the Tomato: Group D: Labor Contractors

For Students 10th - 12th
A research project that concludes with a visual and written presentation. This is all about the tomato and how it relates to the lives of migrant workers, labor contractors, and industrial agriculture. This is a group project that is...
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Student Handout 6E: Trail of the Tomato Group E: Farm Workers

For Students 11th - 12th
What is life like for migrant farm workers picking tomatoes at the industrial level? Your class will research and create a visual display describing farm life, work on the farm, and the pressures put on agricultural producers by high...
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Fast Food Tomatoes

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
Here is a fantastic reading passage and discussion question to challenge your advanced learners. They read a passage describing arguments against the mass production of tomatoes for fast food resulting in poor treatment of workers. Then...
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Trail of the Tomato Growers

For Students 10th - 12th
Economic pressures to produce and harvest in order to meet consumer needs is a very real issue. In small groups, the class uses three guiding questions to research the pressures on tomato growers to harvest at a level that meets the...
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A "Sweet" Lesson in Economics

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discover how to determine the flavor of a jellybean using different key documents.  In this economics instructional activity, students discuss Virginia economics and begin an activity in which they will help decide on the what...
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Wealth Dispersal in the US

For Students 9th - 12th
Some handouts speak for themselves. Give your economics class a better grasp on the dispersal of wealth in America. The handout compares the total US wealth to 100 dollars. A graph then shows how that 100 dollars is distributed amongst a...
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Arkansas Economics

The Bead Game

For Teachers 6th Standards
What better way to learn about different economic systems than to participate in them? An engaging bead game highlights the differences between market, command, and traditional economies. In small groups, 6th graders work through three...