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Crash Course: Economics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Nudge Theory, Game Theory, and Oligopoly? A 35-part video Crash Course goes beyond supply and demand and provides young economists with everything they need to know about economics. Based on the 2015 AP Economics guidelines, the...
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Middle School World History

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A 22-lesson Middle School World History unit uses a unique problem-solving approach to teach tweens economic history. After reading articles that provide background information, pupils engage in activities and simulations that require...
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Migration: An African American Adventure

For Students 6th - 8th
Learners read the book, The Great Migration by National Geographic, then complete this set of related worksheets. They review vocabulary, complete five short answer questions, discuss push and pull factors for the migration, then write a...
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Forced Migration of Refugees

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss the issue of refugees being forced to migrate. In groups, they focus on different groups forced to migrate and discover how it has changed their lives. They compare and contrast a forced migration in the past and today.
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The Economics of Immigration

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Immigration is a topic that likely affects every member of your class, no matter how many generations of their families have been born in the United States. Learn about the reasons economists argue that immigration is ultimately helpful...
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When Capitalism is Great and Not-so-great

For Students 8th - 12th
Comparing and contrasting Capitalism and Socialism, this lecture outlines many nuances between the two economic systems, including the ideas of meritocracy and "fairness." A discussion about the effects of either system gone "unchecked"...
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Immigration and Migration Today and During the Great Depression

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students conduct oral history interviews and research primary resources to explain changes in immigration and migration over time.
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Why Do People Migrate?

For Students 5th - 8th
In this migration learning exercise, students complete tasks about migration including short answer questions, look at pictures, fill in the blanks, and more. Students complete 11 tasks total.
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Out of Africa: Why Early Humans Settled around the World

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Why would someone want to leave home? The age-old question is at the center of a thought-provoking activity. Scholars consider why humans move around the world both during pre-historical times and today using a PowerPoint, reading on...
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How Do Artists Effectively Relate Historic Events?

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students explore African American migration. In this black culture and history lesson, students use a map to identify northern and southern states in which African Americans lived in the 1900s. Students observe and describe objects and...
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The Great Migration: An Oral History

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars research the factors which contributed to the great migration and write a well organized research paper using multiple sources. They incorporate quotations into their paper, both direct and paraphrased, in accordance with...
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Migration and Immigration in the United States: Three Case Studies

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students examine the early migration of Native Americans, African Americans, and the British Colonists. They conduct Internet research, complete a timeline, label maps, compare/contrast the three groups' experiences, and write an essay.
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An Incredible Journey

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Do salmon really migrate upstream? A complete unit explores the migration patterns of salmon. The series of lessons begins with pupils diagramming the life cycle of the salmon and then uses simulations to examine the effects of...
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For Teachers 9th - 12th
Brazil's population has been changing dramatically in the last century. Study the causes of Brazilian urbanization, including industrialization and and migration, and the implications for the country of the populations'...
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Hopper Hunt

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Alfalfa is the third most important crop in the United States, behind corn and and soybeans—so how do farmers protect it? In this ninth activity, class discusses economic thresholds for crops. Pairs then sample a simulated alfalfa field...
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Migration - An African-American Adventure During WWI

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore the push/pull factors that influenced the South to North migration.  In this African-American migration lesson, 6th graders read an article and answer comprehension questions. Students write a letter to the government.
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For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders explore the Great Migration. In this population trends lesson, 10th graders examine the movement of African Americans to northern, urban areas as they view a PowerPoint presentation and respond to questions about it.
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How is a Human Vacation Like an Animal Migration?

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students compare animal migrations with human vacations. They consider the preparations involved, the purposes of travel and the consequences of any mistakes.
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Human Migration in the United States

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the factors involved in human migration in the United States. Students analyze maps of different regions in the United States to determine how a variety of factors influence human settlement and development.
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Going to the Promised Land (Dust Bowl Migration)

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars examine Dust Bowl migration. In this Great Depression lesson, students research primary sources regarding migration issues in the United States during the Great Depression. Young scholars discuss their research findings...
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Heading South

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students study the concept of animal migration with the change of seasons. They discover that migration can be hazardous, and the distance migrated can be short or long.
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Examine Economic Factors That Influence Human Migration Along the U.S/Mexican Border

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students bring in their own article about immigration and how it is affecting their community. They summarize their article and brainstorm reasons why someone would immigrate to another country. They discuss push and pull factors.
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Create a Migrant's Scrapbook from the First Great Migration

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Help young historians personally engage in the stories of African Americans during the Great Migration! Assessing a migration route map, learners create a migrant character's experience, adding details while studying primary sources. A...
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The Market for Moving People to America, 1610-1775

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Handouts can provide learners with an easy reference guide to complex material. They'll find economic, population, and reasons many people chose to colonize the new world. This is intended for an upper level economics class.

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