Worth the Risk?
Students explore the reasons people have chosen to live near Colorado's Pike National Park despite the common occurrence of forest fires. Then, they explore the drawbacks and benefits of living in other high-risk areas.
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Diversification and Risk
After being given a portfolio of investments, your young economists will learn how to assess the relative risk of the portfolio's products and understand the importance of diversification, relating these economic concepts to real-life...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Sitting Down To Stand Up For Democracy
Boycotts and bus rides, sit-ins and speeches. The focus of this amazing resource is on those people who were willing to put themselves at risk to take a stand for their belief in equal rights for all. A must-have for your curriculum...
9th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Greek Mythology Activities
Find all you'll need for a comprehensive, engaging unit on Greek mythology here! This resource is packed with worksheets and activities on everything from how to write a myth and the roles and symbols of the major Greek gods to oracles,...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Fed - Helping Keep Banks Safe and Sound
What does an examiner look for when analyzing a bank's financial condition? In addition to learning about the 5-Cs for reviewing loans and CAMELS (capital, assets, management, earnings, liquidity, and sensitivity to risk), your learners...
1 min 11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Credit Default Swaps 2
Investigate the delicate balance of corporate loans; Sal lays it out as corporations in need of loans, companies giving them out, and the risk of insurers. Learners are introduced to hedge funds and explore how an investor could back...
12 mins 11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Bailout 8: Systemic Risk
Using several balance sheets, Sal illustrates the connectivity of banks and how one bank failure can affect many. Again, he uses the example of Lehman Brothers as the "catalyst for this chain of events" to explain how one bankrupt bank...
12 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History
Bailout 11: Why these CDOs could be worth nothing
Differentiating between a $700 billion "blank check" and the acquisition of assets, this video explores the idea that the CDOs purchased by the government could be worth nothing. Sal takes students through the mathematical and economic...
11 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History
Facing Risk: Journalists and their Families
Facing Risk is a powerful film that urges journalists who are committed to reporting from the world's hotspots to engage in difficult but essential conversations with their families before leaving on assignment. Interviews with kidnapped...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History