Worth the Risk?
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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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Economics of Education
Is going to college worth it? Address the question that nearly all high schoolers ask themselves with a helpful economics video. It discusses the economic and societal benefits of graduating from college, the reasons for increased...
8 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Wealth Destruction 1
What happens when a homeowner is paying more towards a loan than the house is actually worth? In a timely look at the housing bubble (and its inevitable pop), Sal examines five hypothetical home purchases from 1995 and their notional...
11 mins 11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Bailout 10: Moral Hazard
After describing the circumstances surrounding the current financial crisis and bank bailout, Sal is effusive about the alternate plans to revive the economy - namely, which ones he thinks are "horrible" and which ones he actually...
12 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History
October: Respect for Self and Others
Students realize their worth and dignity as human beings and account for their strengths as well as display their weaknesses. They display good manners and politeness, showing the respect for others as they would wish for themselves....
6th - 9th Social Studies & History
Are School Trips Too Risky?
Students analyze and chart what risks are involved on school field trips. Students devise a study trip to take and dissect at the end of their findings. Students scale the conditions of what a risk is and we can manage them in the future.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History
Banana Republics - United Fruit Co.
Learners define multinational companies and describe their roles as key economic developers in developing countries, determine whether trade-off between surrendering control of a country's economy to foreign companies and economic...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History