Teaching Economics As If People Mattered
Students work together to brainstorm and answer questions related to economics. They compare and contrast the different types of wealth. They discuss how wealth is different than income.
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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
Coureurs de Bois, First Nation Peoples, and the Fur Trade
The interactions between the Coureurs de bois (runners of the woods) and the First Nation Peoples as they engaged in the fur trade are the focus on this Canadian history exercise. Kids select learning centers based on their learning...
7th - 10th Social Studies & History
Macroeconomics 15 Minute Review
Don't underestimate the amount of content you can review in under 15 minutes! Watch as this familiar and savvy economics instructor provides an overview of all macroeconomics, from scarcity and the production possibilities curve to trade...
15 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Globalization and the Economic Crisis
Students take a closer look at the global economic crisis of 2008. In this global issues instructional activity, students analyze political cartoons related to the crisis that struck several nations. Students discuss their impressions of...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
What Aristotle and Joshua Bell Can Teach Us About Persuasion
What does it take to persuade people? Aristotle has famously summarized rhetoric as three means of persuasion: logos, ethos, and pathos. Watch as these elements are explained in detail, and prompt your class to consider how to build the...
5 mins 9th - 12th English Language Arts
The Economic Way of Thinking - About Everything
Students write their definitions of economics on index cards and revise them as the lesson continues. They discuss the principles of economic reasoning and after completing a quiz, use economic reasoning to solve "real life" mysteries.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Marshall Plan: Convince the American People
This is an excellent resource for US history classes, especially AP history. After learning some background on the Marshall Plan, the class, divided into two groups, researches opposing positions on this aid program. Groups read and...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed