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 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
The Business Cycle and Important Economic Measures
Help your class understand the natural cycle of growth and decline in an economy, and the importance of GDP, the unemployment rate, and inflation. Your learners will begin with reading, worksheets, and detailed direct instruction on...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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
The Economics of Death
Does an increased lifespan help to sustain the economy, or do healthcare costs for people who live longer negate that benefit? Learn about the economics of dying, being buried, and the other ways the end of one's life can be quite...
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Understanding how consumers think is key to staying in business. Show high schoolers how their buying behavior really does affect the way the economy works with an informative video from Crash Course Economics. The video illustrates the...
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Economics of a Cupcake Factory
Sal is starting a cupcake factory and walks learners through the cost and profit calculations necessary to any new business. He uses simple numbers for the start-up costs, overhead, product price, and cost per cupcake. Sal writes out the...
11 mins 11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
The Economics of Information
Create an expert guide to local businesses in this lesson. Through research, young readers consider their local businesses and the services they provide, paying attention to any conflicting information they might find. Working in groups,...
6th - 12th English Language Arts