Students play an economics game to learn about the law of diminishing returns. The lesson can be used to link to other concepts. The difference of production and productivity is explored.
10th - 11th Social Studies & History 14 Views 27 Downloads
First Person: Diversity in Video Gaming
High schoolers explore the relationship between video games and actual population. Example: A 2005 study showed Latino youth play at higher rates than other groups, but there are no Latino playable characters. They watch a brief video...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
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
Investing in Yourself: An Economic Approach to Education Decisions
What is the difference between physical capital and human capital, and in which should you invest? While considering the concept of return on investment, take a look at the payoffs and consequences of investing in training and education.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Infection Game: The Shape of Change
Encourage the spread of knowledge in your class with this cross-curricular epidemic simulation. Pulling together science, social studies, and math, this lesson engages learners in modeling the spread of infectious diseases, collecting...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Utopia/Dystopia: The American Dream
America was founded by dreamers, and the American dream still resonates in our country today. Track the American dream from its Puritan beginnings to its optimistic descendants with a lesson that focuses on speeches by John F. Kennedy...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Law of Diminishing Marginal Returns
Before delving into the concept of cost curves in your class, discuss the relationship between inputs and outputs and the law of diminishing marginal returns. Here, an instructor uses data and graphs representing friends mowing lawns as...
6 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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