Scarcity and Choice: Mercantilism - the relationships between England, Africa, and the Americas
Students trace the meaning and importance of mercantilism; past and present.
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Real Life Economics 101
Your learners will take key economic concepts, such as identifying needs versus wants and the four factors of production, and design a video to explain their topic choice to the class. Rather than have one person in charge of dispensing...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Savvy Spending: Sharpening Money Decisions
Do you really need that new laptop/phone/dress/jacket/etc.? Financial decisions require us to distinguish between our wants and our needs. Through discussion and the evaluation of scenarios on provided worksheets, this resource will...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
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
WWI Propaganda Choice Activity
World War I propaganda techniques employed by the United States government are the focus of this lesson plan. The resource includes an excellent handout of propaganda techniques, ranging from appealing to authority to repetition, lying,...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Lesson 1: Katrina Strikes
Most families have an emergency kit in their home with flashlights, water, and extra food. But what happens to your money when disaster strikes? An economics lesson focused on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 demonstrates the...
7th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
EconMovies 1: Star Wars (Scarcity, Choices, and Exchange)
Scarcity, choices, and the fundamentals of economics... in Star Wars! Here is a highly entertaining and incredibly informative video that uses several clips from the Star Wars to explain how economists make assumptions. The video also...
7 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Collateral Damage? Researching a Connection Between Video Games and Violence
Hook your class into an exploration of and discussion about violence in video games with a cute animal clip and a video game trailer. After a quick discussion about how media can affect mood, class members read a related article and...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed