Free Market Labor vs. Slave Labor Debating the "Mud-Sill" Theory
Learners read the speeches of Abraham Lincoln and James Hammond. They discuss the speeches and answer questions about free 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
"Fear the Boom and Bust" a Hayek vs. Keynes Rap Anthem
Opt out of another dry economics lesson with this crazy video featuring a performance and rap song about the contributions and theories of economists Friedrich Hayek and John Maynard Keynes. The primary topic of focus is a boom and bust...
8 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Economic Systems and Macroeconomics
What works better: a planned economy or a market economy? Join the global debate with a Crash Course video about macroeconomics and the differences between economic systems. With quotes from Adam Smith and Karl Marx guiding instruction,...
10 mins 9th - 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
The Lost Art of Democratic Debate
Debates afford our learners the opportunity to become better researchers, critical thinkers, eloquent speakers, and informed participants in our society. If you are planning to host debates in your classroom, try beginning by exploring...
20 mins 9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable