Free Market Labor vs. Slave Labor
Students summarize support for free market labor vs. slave labor in antebellum America. They explain how existing economic conditions influence support for free market labor vs. slave labor.
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The Voyage of Slaves in the Transatlantic Slave Trade
Use best-teaching practices to discuss the practices and implications of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Here you'll find a detailed lesson plan involving a variety of collaborative and engaging components, including image analysis,...
5th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Alabama Slave Codes in 1833: What They Can Teach Us About Slaves Themselves
After viewing a short PowerPoint about Nat Turner's rebellion, class groups examine Alabama's 1833 slave codes. Individuals then develop a mini-legal brief arguing against one particular slave law.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
EconMovies 7: Anchorman (Efficiency and Market Failures)
How can performing cannonballs into a swimming pool help us to understand the concept of marginal analysis and efficiency? Check out this video, using clips from the movie Anchorman and informative instruction, to learn more about...
7 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Labor Markets and Minimum Wage
Can raising the minimum wage lead to unemployment? Young economists watch a rapid-paced video from Crash Course Economics to learn about supply and demand in the labor market and the ways that the minimum wage can both stimulate economic...
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Chapter 35: Labor-Market Issues - Unionism, Discrimination, and Immigration
A discussion on American unions, employment discrimination, and collective bargaining transitions into a larger conversation about the workforce. A graph that details the amount of immigrants from various countries will surely get your...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History