Students participate in a lesson that illustrates the concept of spending and how it effects the economy. Technology is integrated in this study with the use of a computer simulation of a pinball game that shows how fast money can be spent.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 16 Downloads
Absolutism: A Concept Formation Lesson
Rather than just memorizing and regurgitating a definition, your young historians will determine on their own what critical attributes the concept of absolutism entails! This excellent lesson plan involves analysis of a period portrait...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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
Supply, Demand, and Market Equilibrium
An auction simulation, PowerPoint presentation, and candy M&Ms® are the perfect tools to help your learners understand the concept of supply, demand, and diminishing marginal utility. Here you'll find a thorough lesson plan that...
10th - 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
More Fiscal Cliff Analysis
Continuing from a previous video explaining the various budgetary proposals of 2013 in the United States, this video illustrates a more in-depth analysis of the fiscal cliff. It reviews complex concepts such as the pros and cons of...
15 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Economics of House of Cards
How does the modern television show House of Cards and its dramatization of a power-hungry congressman in American government illustrate public choice theory—the concept that politicians retain personal interests after being elected into...
8 mins 10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Supply and Demand Curves - Basic Economic Concepts
Why does quantity demanded decrease as prices increase? Watch this video to compare the downward sloping curve of the law of demand with the upward sloping curve of supply, as well as to review such concepts as the substitution effect,...
5 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Understanding the Debt Ceiling Debate and the Budget Control Act of 2011
Learners listen to the EconTalk podcast with economist Keith Hennessey before diving into an economics lesson. They are shown how the Congressional Budget Office calculates their yearly spending. Then they read the Budget Control Act...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
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