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The Game of Business
Young scholars practice the economic concepts of scarcity and opportunity cost. They imagine creating their own businesses and brainstorm what they need to know in order to determine when the business is profitable.
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Video Game Violence: Explore Possible Impacts
Introduce middle schoolers to the issue of video game violence with a multifaceted approach. Learners complete a gaming survey, as well as read and discuss a news feature about violent video game sales and a handout on stimulus...
7th - 9th 21st Century Skills
Trial Court ‘Go Fish’
This isn't just your average game of Go Fish, but in fact, a fun and informative way for your class members to learn about the different roles of trial participants in a courtroom and their respective in-court and out-of-court duties, as...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
GDP and Fiscal Policy Monopoly
Using the classic game of Monopoly and a revised set of rules provided in this resource, your class members will discover how GDP is calculated and practice enacting expansionary or contractionary fiscal policies. What a great way to...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Legacy of the Olympics: Economic Burden or Boon?
Do the economic benefits of major sporting events such as the Olympics or the World Cup outweigh the expected costs? Using fundamental economic terms, discover the explicit and implicit costs and benefits for countries that host these...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Intro: Measuring the Economy
Our motivation to understand and measure the economy is a relatively new, yet also incredibly vital, endeavor. Quickly review the importance of macroeconomics and the major topics it entails, including GDP, CPI, the business cycle, and...
2 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Karma Tycoon (Video Game): Running a Nonprofit Unit
Your class learns to launch and operate a nonprofit, procure funding, manage finances, and help others with this superbly designed unit. Includes well-crafted activities, Internet research, worksheets, vocabulary, and a high-interest...
7th - 12th 21st Century Skills
The Victor's Virtue: A Cultural History of Sport
Pupils explore the meaning of the ancient Greek word aretê and the place of virtue in historical athletic competition and modern sports. They begin by reading an informational text on the goal of sports in education, and then evaluate...
10th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable