Government & Economics: The Ties That Bind
Students explain and present to their classmates the concepts explained by economists since the time of Adam Smith, put these concepts into historical perspective and, where applicable, relate these ideas to current issues.
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Government and Economics: The Ties that Bind
Learners discover the relationship between government and economics. They examine concepts explained by Adam Smith and present them to the class. They also discover economists who have made a lasting contribution to the world.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History
Government & the Economy
How does the government's role differ in a mixed economy versus a command economy? Check out this resource which, in addition to offering useful reading material and worksheets on the topic, includes an excellent graphic organizer...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Economics of Death
Does an increased lifespan help to sustain the economy, or do healthcare costs for people who live longer negate that benefit? Learn about the economics of dying, being buried, and the other ways the end of one's life can be quite...
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Economics of House of Cards
How does the modern television show House of Cards and its dramatization of a power-hungry congressman in American government illustrate public choice theory—the concept that politicians retain personal interests after being elected into...
8 mins 10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How can you use aggregate demand and supply to illustrate economic growth? Savvy economics instructor Mr. Clifford illustrates how interest rates affect aggregate demand and supply in the long and short run, and how long run aggregate...
3 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
An Introduction to John Locke's Two Treatises of Government
Having a government may feel complicated and cumbersome, but as John Locke contends in his Two Treatises of Government, it is better than allowing human nature to regulate itself. A short video presents high schoolers with an explanation...
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Economics of Dallas Buyers Club
How do entrepreneurship and crony capitalism intersect with federal regulation and the Food and Drug Administration in Dallas Buyers Club? This is a fascinating video that covers a wealth of economic concepts while referencing the recent...
8 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable