Episode 4: The Labor Market

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How much are your skills worth in the labor market? Young historians research how people sell their skills to an employer for a certain price, just like a good or product. They discuss what exactly helps someone market themselves to convince a company to invest in their services. In the end, they come to understand that people do indeed sell themselves in the marketplace! 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Assign a short reading on the labor market as a preview to the video lesson
  • Create a series of questions for viewers to answer during the video
Classroom Considerations
  • Students must have online access if assigning the video lesson as homework
  • Episode four of a 10-part playlist exploring economics
  • Video lesson provides differentiated instruction for audio and visual learners
  • Resource includes teacher materials at Econ Lowdown web page
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