Slaves, the Labor Force, and the Economy
Students examine critical role that slaves, freemen, and plebeians played in the Roman Empire. They complete creative writing that addresses how the Roman class system and the use of slavery contributed to the downfall of the Roman Empire.
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Barbie in the Labor Force
How have the women's share of the labor force and chosen occupations evolved in the United States over the last century? Using census reports, graphs detailing the gender makeup of the labor force, and analysis of the careers of Barbie...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Unauthorized Immigration and the US Economy
As part of a study of immigration and the U.S. economy, class members assume the role of newspaper editors to determine which submitted letters to print on their paper's editorial page to present a balanced view of the debate.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Comparing Slave Trades: A Study of the Transatlantic and Trans-Saharan Slave Trades
While most people are familiar with the transatlantic slave trade, there is less knowledge of another major external African slave trade in world history: the trans-Saharan slave trade. Pupils work in groups to read informational texts...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Unemployment Rate Primer
Ever wonder how the Bureau of Labor Statistics calculates the ever-changing unemployment rate? Sal begins explaining this by breaking down the US population into subsets, including the labor force and the unemployed. He explains the...
10 mins 11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
The Atlantic Slave Trade
This presentation offers an overview of the Atlantic slave trade, taking care to give the subject its due diligence and explain the origins of slavery, the types of products slaves were forced to harvest, the most common importers of...
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Focus on Economic Data: US Employment and the Unemployment Rate, December 2, 2011
Using real economic data, the class discusses changes in the unemployment rate, as seen in December 2011. They analyze the provided data, discuss the included background information, review vocabulary, and write an essay on the...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Focus On Economic Data: The Unemployment Rate - November 2003
Start exploring the issues surrounding the US economy, labor force, and unemployment. This resource provides excellent background information for learners to examine. They'll read all of the provided data and then analyze it using three...
12th Social Studies & History