Examine the role of the Securities Exchange Commission. Upper graders watch a short Bill Moyers video, analyze a political cartoon, complete a graphic organizer on the SEC, and develop SEC reform strategies to rebuild investor confidence.
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Young economists design fiscal policy and gain a greater understanding of balancing the needs and wants of the general public. Using an online interactive game, they will practice setting tax levels and retirement age, funding government...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Snyder v. Phelps
Does the Westboro Baptist Church have the protection of the Constitution when protesting military funerals? High schoolers examine the 2011 Supreme Court case of Snyder v. Phelps before comparing the situation to a fictional scenario of...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Bailout 2: Book Value
Your class has been exposed to the effects and ramifications of the recent financial crisis. In this video, Sal helps to clarify the terms and procedures of what has been happening. He uses a fictional balance sheet to illustrate the...
11 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History
Corporate Social Responsibility: Illusion or Reality?
Students explore and debate the advantages and disadvantages of corporate social responsibility versus increased government regulation. They create a board game to give an employee an opportunity to rise to the top of a large company.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
What is the Role of the Corporation in Society?
Students explore ethics. In this business ethics lesson, students discuss corporate responsibilities to society as they read selected articles on the topic. Students consider various scenarios that encourage authentic student...
10th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
What is Taxed and Why
Students are exposed to the need for federal, state and local governments to tax constituents to provide goods and services for their residents. They identify the different kinds of taxes and give examples of the goods and services taxed.
7th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Paths to our American Democracy
Students examine the thoughts and ideas that were the foundation of our unique democracy. In this Democratic government lesson, students will become acquainted with the origins and fundamentals of the US Revolutionary War, Declaration of...
9th - 11th Social Studies & History