Contemporary Changes in the Distribution of Income and Wealth
For this Contemporary Changes worksheet, students look at a table (not provided) to answer questions about incomes of wage earners, then complete a graphic organizer about wealthy versus non-wealthy people.
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Contemporary: Accelerating Global Change and Realignments
The twentieth century was marked by two distinct forces: conflict and progress. Examine the ways that wars and technological competition, industrialization and decolonization, and all antecedent forces and relationships to this point led...
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
U.S. Immigration Policy
The United States Immigration Policy is incredibly complex. To gain a deeper understanding of the criteria, quotas, preferences, and categories of immigrants admitted to the US, class members engage in a role playing activity that...
8th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Diversity of American Colonial Societies: 1530-1770
An extensive view of the demographic, environment and diversity found in early American colonial societies. Older learners are provided with a fairly clear image of the many different people who came to the New World. There is a lot of...
10th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Agriculture: Economics and Policy
Support your next lesson on Agriculture, economics, and policy with this presentation. Intended for use with a McGraw-Hill/Irwin textbook on Economics, this presentation notes key points regarding farming and economics in America....
12th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
The Scramble for Wealth And Power
Students participate in a simulation activity involving the distribution of the world's wealth and power. The activity starts when 100 pennies, representing wealth and power, are spread on the floor and students must grab as many...
4th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
The Climate Change Skeptic's Argument: Natural Solar Cycles or Human Activity?
Teachers explore patterns in sunspots and total solar irradiance to understand the counterpoint to the human effect of global warming. In this professional development tool, teachers work through a lesson on the sun's natural patterns to...
Higher Ed Social Studies & History
The Wealth Tax of 1935 and the Victory Tax of 1942
Students explain that during the Great Depression and World War II, the Roosevelt administration implemented new, broader, and more progressive taxes in order to cover the costs of the New Deal programs and the war.
11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History