Students explore the key issues arising from business growth, i.e. the divorce between ownership and control and the principal-agent problem. They investigate these issues in the context of an attempted takeover of a fictionalized company.
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The Ethics of Outsourcing to China
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...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
GDP: Does It Measure Up?
Here is resource that offers a very clear explanation for how economists measure economic growth by comparing real GDP over time. There is also an additional learning exercise that details the expenditure method and four components for...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The European Union’s Economic and Monetary Union
What are the benefits of using the Euro, the EU's common currency? What are the challenges faced? As their examination of the European Union continues, class members investigate the impact on how the switch to the Euro impacted...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Real Life Economics 101
Your learners will take key economic concepts, such as identifying needs versus wants and the four factors of production, and design a video to explain their topic choice to the class. Rather than have one person in charge of dispensing...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
GDP and Fiscal Policy Monopoly
Using the classic game of Monopoly and a revised set of rules provided in this resource, your class members will discover how GDP is calculated and practice enacting expansionary or contractionary fiscal policies. What a great way to...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Economic Systems and Macroeconomics
What works better: a planned economy or a market economy? Join the global debate with a Crash Course video about macroeconomics and the differences between economic systems. With quotes from Adam Smith and Karl Marx guiding instruction,...
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable