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Government Regulations on Business and Labor
Twelfth graders examine and discuss the impact of government regulation on business and labor relations. They research federal regulatory agencies, record the data on a handout, and interview a speaker from a federal regulatory agency.
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The Ethics of Outsourcing to China
After viewing clips from a documentary on factory work in China and US outsourcing, learners have a fishbowl discussion. They work in groups to build both personal points of view and strong arguments on the effects of outsourcing in...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
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
A Public Hearing on a Proposed Airport: Economic Boon or Environmental Mistake?
How can the decisions of local government impact each individual citizen? Your class members will take on the roles of shareholders and consider a proposal to build an airport in their community. Working in groups, they will make...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Bill of Rights
How does the Bill of Rights, created over 200 years ago, still apply to the lives of American citizens to this day? Here is a fantastic resource that includes several resources on approaching the Bill of Rights with your class. After...
5th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Price Controls, Subsidies, and the Risks of Good Intentions
When prices get too high, the government should put price controls in place, right? Not necessarily. A video from Crash Course Economics explains how price controls can affect the equilibrium price of a product, and potentially lead to a...
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Environmental Econ
How does the economy affect the environment—and vice versa? A video from Crash Course Economics discusses the ways supply and demand for products made with non-renewable resources can result in the Tragedy of the Commons, or even in the...
8 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Markets, Efficiency, and Price Signals
Holiday gift-giving seasons can be lucrative for an individual business, but does a profitable season bode well for the market as a whole? A video from Crash Course Economics discusses how giving gifts to people who are uninterested in...
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Economics of Ghostbusters
How do the men of Ghostbusters represent entrepreneurship, the market economy, and government oversight? This video provides unique insight into the risks of startup companies, as well as the foundational features of a market economy,...
10 mins 10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Fed Explains: The Central Bank
What does the Federal Reserve actually do? Explore the three main responsibilities of the Fed—setting monetary policy, regulating and supervising banks, and acting as a bank for the federal government—with a short and engaging video.
4 mins 9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable