Comparing Global Agricultural Production Systems
Students investigate the types of farming systems and agricultural practices used in China. They conduct Internet research, analyze the types of farming systems used, and compare/contrast the agricultural practices.
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Comparative Systems Worksheet
Here is an excellent worksheet for analyzing economic systems and comparing those that exist today in such countries as the United States, China, and Cuba. Learners begin by hypothesizing which economic system would provide for greater...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Globalization and Consumerism
Is the expansion of American corporations abroad a good or bad thing? After examining the global operations of Ford Motor Company, McDonald's, and Walmart, class members are asked to evaluate the impact of globalization and consumerism.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Growth of America's Production System
Students, assessing a variety of sources, explore the growth of inventions that were brought about by the Industrial Revolution. They analyze labor practices and philosophies within the history of the United States. A timeline is set in...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Globalization: Threat or Opportunity for the U.S. Economy?
Students study the pros and cons of globalization. They highlight the economic concepts of comparative advantage, specialization, and opportunity cost. They read and discuss the "FRBSF Economic Letter: Globalization: Threat or...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Comparative Advantage: Econ Concepts in 60 Seconds
Walk your learners step-by-step through the process of creating a comparative advantage chart with a sample problem involving the production of cars and rice on a production possibilities curve.
4 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Production Possibilities Curve and Opportunity Cost
What happens when the resources used as part of a production possibilities curve are not easily adaptable to produce both goods? Watch as an economics instructor uses an example of an economy producing pizzas and robots in order to...
3 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Fed Explains: Real Versus Potential GDP
How can the Federal Reserve affect the gross domestic product of America? Find out how the duties of the Fed coincide with the GDP and unemployment rate of the country with a short video from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
4 mins 9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Navigating Our Global Future
As we make great strides in technology in an increasingly globalized world, are we actually headed toward a century of eco-disaster and collapse? Listen as Ian Goldin, director of 21st Century School at Oxford, discusses the two...
7 mins 9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable