To Keep the Strike Going or to End It? That Was the Question
High schoolers describe the circumstances around the 1998 NBA players strike. They list the incentives that influenced player and owner decisions and identify the costs and benefits the strike had on various groups.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Land Purchases in U.S. History
Go back in time and do the math for the major land purchases in US history. An activity testing skills in scientific notation and exponent rules allows learners to research the three major land purchases and use those findings for their...
8th - 10th Math CCSS: Designed
Economic Reasoning: Why Are We A Nation Of Couch Potatoes?
Students examine the visual aids of this lesson to study the costs and benefits of decisions about diet and exercise. They investigate human choice as it affects behavior and in turns effects economics and consequences.
9th - 10th Social Studies & History
Anit-Social Networks? We’re Just as Cliquey Online
Do social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter reinforce our existing biases and cliques? Youngsters read and evaluate an article written by NPR in 2011 on the then-emerging world of social media, and respond to several text-based...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Roots of Prohibition: Examining the Effort to Prohibit Alcohol in America
Five segements from Ken Burns' documentary series Prohibition, easily accessed on the PBS website, are at the center of a terrific short unit on the roots of America's ambivalent relationship with alcohol. Engage your secondary class...
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills
Cupcake Economics 2
The continuation of the lecture regarding a cupcake business. Sal gives some very clear and relevant examples of the costs and profits within the different circumstances that may occur. He references an excel spreadsheet that is...
12 mins 9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
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