Rent Controls And Affordable Housing
In this economics worksheet, students imagine that citizens are going to vote on a law to control rents. Students respond to 6 short answer questions in order to help them discern how they would vote on the issue.
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Who’s in Charge Here Anyway? The Continued Debate Over Immigration Policy
After a quick review of previous lessons examining immigration policy of the past, individuals read, annotate, and answer text dependent questions based on an article about Arizona Immigration. The whole class then engages the question,...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Fair Housing Lesson 4: Constitutional Hearing
Students investigate fair housing issues in the United States. For this government lesson, students watch "No Place Like Home," and then prepare to participate in a classroom simulation that requires them to act as state legislators and...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Housing Price Conundrum (Part 2)
This second of four videos starts with a short history of the housing market and the conditions that allowed some people to buy, when others could rent. These starting points are a great topic for students to discuss further before...
9 mins 11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Invite your learners to review the major objectives and policies enacted thus far into the presidency of Barack Obama in the United States. John Green begins by providing an overview of the recession of 2008 and the subprime mortgage...
16 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The 2008 Financial Crisis
You may remember the 2008 financial crisis like it was yesterday, but the learners in your class were likely too young to understand what was going on at the time. Clarify a now-historic moment in United States economics with a Crash...
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Who Knows What Inefficiencies Lurk in the Hearts of Rent Controlled Housing Markets? The Shadow Market Knows!
The shadow market, sounds suspicious. To determine what the shadow market is and how the absence or presence of rent-controlled units impacts the cost of housing, learners plot data on bar charts. This is a full and complete...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Realizing the Marshall Plan
What was the controversy surrounding the Marshall Plan? Here is a lesson for an Advanced Placement US history class in which learners analyze primary source documents, such as Congressional records and Marshall's testimony in Congress,...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed