Government Failure: Congestion, Pollution and the Pensions Crisis
Students determine reasons for market failure while examining clear definitions for government failure, rent seeking, and log rolling. They gain an idea of how governments can solve the problems they face in correcting these failures.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Individual Rights vs. The Greater Good Within the Scope of War
When, if ever, is the government justified in restricting individual rights? When, if ever, should the "greater good" trump individual rights? To prepare to discuss this hot-button topic, class members examine primary source documents,...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Comparing Economic Systems
How do people make decisions in a world where wants are unlimited, but resources are not? How do individuals and governments utilize scarce resources (human, natural, and capital) in different economic systems? Introduce your learners to...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
After discussing personal financing with your class, consider following up with this well-rounded introduction to government spending. The resource includes reading documents and worksheets, and covers topics as the federal deficit and...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Government Spending and Taxes
What types of government programs are designed to improve economic inequity in the United States? Introduce your learners to government programs, such as low-income housing, Social Security, and Medicaid, how they work to improve...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Constitution, the Articles, and Federalism
Check out this entertaining, speedy, and highly informative overview of the founding stages of the United States government. The video includes a detailed discussion of the limitations of the Articles of Confederation, the eventual...
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Great Depression
The Great Depression does not fit into a simplistic narrative. This video introduces learners to the complicated and complex nature of this historical event in the United States with a heavy emphasis on the progression of economic...
14 mins 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