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60 Second Adventures in Economics

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
To regulate or not to regulate? To spend or save? A collection of six animated videos examines some of the great dilemmas of economics, including the conflicting theories of Adam Smith, William Phillips, and John Maynard Keyes. The short...
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"The Cluster of Errors" - The Austrian Theory of Boom and Bust

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Does the financial crises of 2008 fit the Austrian economic theory of "boom and bust"? American economics professor Lawrence H. White discusses economists' rationale for following interest rates and the reliability of turning to theory...
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The Laffer Curve - Economic Theories

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Delve into the world of economic theory with the Laffer curve and introduce your young economists to the relationship between tax revenue and tax rates.
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Basic Economics Lesson 3 - Prices and Production

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Economics can be hard to explain and not very interesting for learners. This video does a good job of explaining economic theory with clear examples, but it doesn't captivate its viewers. Production, price, and economic options are...
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Jokes, Quotations, and Cartoons in Economics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Humor offers a great tool teach the basics of economics to scholars via video clips, satire, and political cartoons. Individuals create their own economic humor to present to the class—with the assistance of Daryl Cagel's online...
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Basic Economics Lesson 2 - Exchange and Prices

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Trade, exchange, and price are the focus of this basic economic video. Economic theory is used to describe whether exchange occurs, which relates to human wants and mutually beneficial exchange. The scenarios provided are used to explain...
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Introducing Literary Theory – A Unit Wrap-Up

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Literary theories are lenses through which a text may be analyzed. The question in this lesson plan is how a particular literary lens can influence the reader's view of the text.
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An Intro to Keynes’s The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How quickly can an economy recover from a shock? John Maynard Keynes challenges the classical economist view of a self-correcting economy with his 1936 work, The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money. A short view features the...
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An Introduction to Von Neumann and Morgenstern’s Theory of Games

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How are economic behavior and games of strategy connected? A video summary of Theory of Games by Von Neumann and Morgenstern discusses the concept of game theory. The installment of a larger playlist covering the world's greatest ideas...
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Economic Goals and Measuring Activity

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Explore the role of government in the economy market. Young scholars analyze the economic decision-making process and how it takes into consideration additional cost, benefits, and public awareness of what they are trying to accomplish....
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Political Theory - Friedrich Hayek

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Friedrich Hayek is known for his theories on the connection between economics and political science—and the way they influence each other. An informative video describes Hayek's political philosophy and his views on the importance of a...
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Public Choice Theory and The Economics of Taxation

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Let your students know how our economy works, what taxation is, and how Public Choice Theory affects the economics of taxation. This is a comprehensive and well defined presentation that includes links to additional information provided...
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Game Theory Dominant Strategy Practice

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Young economists practice designing game theory matrices and determining dominant strategy in firms using an instructional video by an experienced economics teacher.
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Oligopolies and Game Theory

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Challenge your young economists with a problem on oligopolies and game theory in which they determine two sample firms' dominant strategies and options for maintaining and lowering prices.
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Basic Economics Lesson 1 - Humans Act

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Basic economics, according to this narrator, is based on human actions. This is a very academic video that describes economics in terms of means and ends, scarcity and choice. Note: This clip may be a bit dry for some students and is...
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Learning About the Federal Budget: “Get a Pencil, You’re Tackling the Deficit!”

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Your class members have been selected by the president to help solve the budget crisis as part of a special deficit commission. After learning about fiscal policy, economic theories, and the federal budget through a detailed PowerPoint...
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Political Theory - Karl Marx

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Every political theory needs a devil's advocate. Discussing Karl Marx with your classroom creates a healthy debate about the pros and cons of the capitalistic system and government. Last in a series of 13, the video includes primary...
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Chapter 19: Disputes Over Macro Theory and Policy

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Instruct your future businessmen and women about the different theories of economics in this informative presentation. With graphs and thorough explanations, these slides would couple well with a lecture on Classical and Keynesian...
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Manipulating the AD/AS Model: Exogenous Demand and Supply Shocks

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Explore the economic theory of supply and demand using this resource. This lesson focuses on using the AD/AS model, including exogenous demand and supply shocks.Learners read a description and then draw a AD curve that represents the...
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The Economics of House of Cards

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
How does the modern television show House of Cards and its dramatization of a power-hungry congressman in American government illustrate public choice theory—the concept that politicians retain personal interests after being elected into...
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Group Theory 101: How to Play a Rubik’s Cube Like a Piano

For Students 9th - 10th
The strong connections between math and music are explored in this short video that uses group theory to visualize musical chords. Makes you wonder what Arthur Rubinstein would have thought of all this.
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Chapter 8: Introduction to Economic Growth and Instability

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Help your young economists put the current financial situation into context with this fluid and informative presentation. Complete with a thorough list of key terms at the end and a useful navigation tool on each slide, the presentation...
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Hayek's Gift

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Two economists walk into a restaurant...Here is a fun video clip that provides a small glimpse into the influential economic theories of John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich Hayek. 
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Behavioral Economics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Understanding how consumers think is key to staying in business. Show high schoolers how their buying behavior really does affect the way the economy works with an informative video from Crash Course Economics. The video illustrates the...
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"The Bust" - The Austrian Theory of Boom and Bust with Lawrence H. White

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
In the "boom and bust" of a business cycle, what takes place during a recession? What should the role of government be? Watch as an American professor of economics comments on this theory, which mixes the interview with relevant graphics...
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Game Theory and Oligopoly

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Competition makes the economy go 'round! Learn about non-price competition and other elements of game theory, along with the details of oligopolies, with a video from Crash Course Economics.
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Political Theory - Adam Smith

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Can capitalism have virtue? Adam Smith thinks so! The 12th video in a series of 13 discusses Smith's political and economic views. Pupils discover these concepts and more through primary source photographs and examples that relate to...
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Intro to Economics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
There's an opportunity cost to everything you do, but it's minimal when you're learning about an applicable topic like economics. Join the Crash Course team as they introduce a 35-part video series on economics and briefly address some...
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Sample Test: Economics

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
From scarcity and marginal benefits and costs to economic systems and GDP, this 22-question multiple choice test covers some of the most fundamental concepts of economics.
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Political Theory - William Morris

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
An item that lasts forever becomes truly priceless. The video teaches about the political theories pondered by William Morris. Featuring primary sources, visual aids, and an interesting narrative, scholars are both entertained and...
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Political Theory - John Ruskin

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Beauty and Capitalism—not two words you usually see together. John Ruskin, a prominent political thinker definitely did not think so. Teach pupils about the political theory behind aesthetics and why some countries may value beauty over...
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Graphing Macroeconomic Theories

For Students 11th - 12th
Review macroeconomic theories and graphing using this resource. Learners analyze a diagram illustrating various supply curves, and then complete fill in the blank questions.
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An Introduction to Thomas Piketty's Capital in the 21st Century

For Students 9th - 12th
Does the structure of capitalism eliminate inequality or reinforce it? That is the essential question of Thomas Piketty's Capital in the 21st Century. Introduce young economists to Piketty's "Central Contradiction of Capitalism" with a...
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"Fear the Boom and Bust" a Hayek vs. Keynes Rap Anthem

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Opt out of another dry economics lesson with this crazy video featuring a performance and rap song about the contributions and theories of economists Friedrich Hayek and John Maynard Keynes. The primary topic of focus is a boom and bust...
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Economic Development in China

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students create a poster which depicts and summarizes Rostow's 5 stages of economic development. They make a list of 8 data measures that help identify which level of economic development a country is at. They gather data and...
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EconMovies 8: The Dark Knight (Oligopolies and Game Theory)

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
What are oligopolies, and how do they use game theories in order to strategize and consider how competitors will respond? Check out this well-produced video in which a fantastic presenter uses clips from the film The Dark Knight, as well...
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The Theory of Comparative Advantage

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students take a closer look at comparative advantage. In this economics lesson, students discover details about opportunity cost, comparative advantage, and absolute advantage. Students participate in a simulation that requires them to...
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Public-Choice Economics

For Students 10th - 12th
Review the principles of public choice economics using this resource. Learners read background information on the theory and theorists. Then they answer five writing prompts in which they are asked to propose a course of action and...
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Deck the Halls with Macro Follies

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Does consumer spending really grow the economy? Check out this well-produced, comical and memorable video to consider this question with your young economists. 
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“In Memoriam:” Influential Economists and Their Theories

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here is a great activity that will help your class members review the theories of classic economists regarding markets, competition, and individual initiative. After dividing into groups, learners will plan a eulogy to celebrate the life...
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Inflation Explained - Part 1/4

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Take a look at the concept of economic inflation. Supply and demand, price adjustment, and new regulations are all considered to help explain why inflation impacts all goods and services. Pass-through theory and cost-push inflation are...
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Wage Curve Theory

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students examine both the Phillips Curve and the Wave Curve theories of economics. They read case studies which have implications for labor economics as well as macroeconomics.
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Technology, R&D, and Efficiency

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
For use in conjunction with the 2002 McGraw-Hill/Irwin US Economics text, this presentation highlights key points and important vocabulary. Specific economic concepts and theories, R & D expenditures, rate-of-return curve and...
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Sorting Out Macroeconomic Theories

For Students 10th - 12th
In this Sorting Out Macroeconomic Theories, students match thirty-one ideas with the economic theory they are aligned with. Students write the idea under the name of the correct theory.
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Economic Concepts and Definitions

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders identify producers and consumers in SE Utah and Four-Corners communities. They identify the factors that determine economic development and name some occupations in their community. They show and share their graphic...
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"Fear the Boom" - The Austrian Theory of Boom and Bust with Lawrence H. White

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Why were aggregate swings in the economy and business cycles more pronounced (i.e. "boom and bust") in heavy industries in the nineteenth century? Discover the Austrian capital theory as Friedrich Hayek elaborated it through an interview...
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Different Perspectives of Oregon's Forest Economic Geography

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students map data on employment in wood products manufacturing in Oregon counties. In this Oregon forest lesson, students discover the percentage of people employed in the forest manufacturing industry. Students create a box and whisker...
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POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE EXTERNALITIES

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students work as a group to research a current issue, articulate the key points relating to the issue and to have data to support those key points, and use appropriate economic theories to help explain the issues arising.
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Game Theory

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the history of the game theory. They practice using new vocabulary. They write about the debate on exchange using different viewpoints.
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Homer Price

For Teachers 4th - 6th
An engaging and unique instructional activity that combines literature and economics is here for you. In it, learners read the short story, "The Doghnuts" found in  the book Homer Price. Pupils define "capital resources," and utilize a...
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Principles of Microeconomics: Scarcity and Social Provisioning

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
There’s no such thing as a free economics course, but here's a resource that is as close as you can get. Drawing on the expertise of a textbook, augmented by input from higher education economics instructors, a helpful eBook presents a...
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Campus Parking

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this Campus Parking worksheet, students try to solve the problem of parking by applying a variety of economic theories to come up with the best (or most equitable) solution.
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The Economy in the 1980s

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Examine economic policies put into place during the Reagan administration. Pupils read an informational passage about the 1980s and the impact of the economic policies. They then respond to seven questions about the text. Consider...
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An Introduction to Milton Friedman's The Role of Monetary Policy

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What effect does increasing the money supply have on the economy? A video summary of The Role of Monetary Policy by Milton Friedman, part of a larger playlist on the world's greatest ideas, discusses the problems that might arise from...
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Textbook Questions: Introduction to Economics

For Students 11th - 12th
In this economics worksheet, students respond to 4 short answer questions about types of economies and theories of economists.
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Textbook Questions: Introduction to Economics

For Students 11th - 12th
In this introduction to economics worksheet, students read the noted textbook pages and then respond to 4 short answer questions about the material they read.
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Economics Dictation

For Teachers 9th
In this economics text dictation, 9th graders take dictation on a passage about economic theory, applied economics, and economic history.
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Manifestations of the Manifesto

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the workings of FARC, a Marxist guerilla group in Colombia, as well as study the basics of Marxism. They examine the discrepancies between Marxist theory and Marxism as it is actually realized in Colombia and other parts...
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Strategies for Economic Development

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Pupils develop some suggested strategies that are used to help reduce poverty. The skill of development is the focus. The incorporation of theories and strategies are learned in a problem solving exercise. The political issues are...
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Fight of the Century: Keynes vs. Hayek Round Two

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
In a witty and entertaining video, world-renowned economists John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich Hayek come to life and debate impact of government spending on the economy through the medium of a rap song and metaphor of a boxing match.
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Economic Problems and Adjustments

For Students Higher Ed
This packet does not contain problems for students to solve, however it provides a complete description of the allocation of resources in a competitive market. One could send this resource home as an assigned reading or have students...
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Lesson Plan on the Theory of Comparative Advantage

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders practice using new vocabulary related to economics. They discover how to calculate comparative and absolute advantage. They also read different articles about the topic.
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Ford's Revolution

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Industrialization and mechanization of products such as cars have deeply affected the US economy. The class discusses the affects of Ford's assembly line production of automobiles. They watch a video, fill out worksheets, and investigate...
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Jeopardy: History Review

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Wow, chapter one must be really long! The history review game that your class is about to play covers concepts that range from the Enlightenment and the Crusades, to the Conquistadors and the slave trade. There is a lot of information...
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Subalpine Web

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The theory of keystone species in an ecosystem was first established in 1969 by Robert T. Paine. Pupils open the final lesson in a five-part series with a game guessing which member of the alpine ecosystem they are based on clues. After...
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2014 AP® Human Geography Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
How is the sale and marketing of coffee indicative of globalism? Learners clarify complicated dynamics using practice prompts from the College Board Exam. Other practice topics include colonialism in Africa and economic growth theories. 
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Understanding the Industrial Revolution

For Students 9th - 11th
This 4-page worksheet on the industrial revolution asks over 40 questions on everything from economics to politics to inventions. It appears that this accompanies a specific reading; however, the corresponding text is not identified. You...
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Looking for the Bottom

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Secondary learners explore the economic indicators and the role they play in the US economy. Written for the 2008 economy, the lesson is adaptable to today's economic situation. Pupils discover economic indicators, analyze charts,...
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Market Structure: Oligopolies

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Learners investigate the structure of oligopolistic markets. The business market is explored in order to make a comparison to accepted theory found in textbooks. An overall picture of the market is then created within the student mind to...
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Making the Classroom Desk a Trading Desk

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Create a stock market simulation to motivate pupils and make economic concepts meaningful.
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Sixth Grade Social Studies Quiz

For Students 6th
In this social studies worksheet, 6th graders complete multiple choice questions about economics, climate, maps, and more. Students complete 15 questions.
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Classical and Keynesian Views of the Economy

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
In this economic worksheet, students answer questions and examine graphs representing the two views on economics. Students are then asked to write about their own opinion.
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Morality in Markets: The Two Faces of Adam Smith

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Economist Adam Smith supported free enterprise, he but critiqued mercantilism. These two ideas—seemingly contradictory—may be difficult for some young historians to grasp. A reading that explores these ideas guides scholars in unraveling...
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Every Force in Nature (Theory of Everything, Part III)

For Students 9th - 12th
Can you explain the standard model without doing the math? You bet! The short video uses sheep and currency exchange to express the fundamentals of the equation that explains everything. The narrator then relates the analogy to the...
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Population, Sustainability, and Malthus: Crash Course World History 215

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Thomas Malthus posed the most famous, and most easily disproven, theory about projected population growth in economic history. What did he get wrong—and why? Explore the Malthusian Theory of Population with a Crash Course video that...
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Slaves and Indentured Servants

For Teachers 6th - 8th
In theory, at least, indentured servitude and slavery were two different practices in the American colonies. Class groups conduct a close reading of two primary source documents, one written by a slave and one by an indentured servant,...
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Economy Lesson Plan: Looking for the Bottom

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers investigate entry and exit of recessions. In this economics lesson, students examine industrial production, payroll employment, inflation-adjusted personal income, and volume of sales of the manufacturing and trade...
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Fitness Day

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students develop skills and a comfort level in interpreting economic concepts through graphic analysis.
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Management and Leadership

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students undertake the study of leadership theory. The skills of being a leader and manager are covered. There is a comprehensive use of real life examples throughout the lesson.
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Why Economists Disagree

For Students 9th - 12th
In this economics learning exercise, students read about the different perspectives that economists take and analyze the comments of the 4 professors in the space provided.
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Bailout 15: More on the solution

For Students 11th - 12th
Sal continues his argument for "the Plutzy Plan" (named after his friend who initially poses the idea). He outlines both theoretical and practical implementation ideas to restore the financial system. His theories will invigorate your...
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Bailout 11: Why these CDOs could be worth nothing

For Students 11th - 12th
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...
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Bailout 14: Possible Solution

For Students 11th - 12th
Ripe for discussion in your economics and government classes, this video features Sal's idea for a best possible solution to the financial crisis. He first details the situation and what the plan would entail; he then takes viewers...
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Federal Reserve Balance Sheet

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
With an actual balance sheet from the Federal Reserve (from 2007, before all of the "banking silliness" began to happen), Sal walks viewers through the assets, liabilities, and equity of the Fed. Pupils will be pleased to see how the...
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Trade -- Lesson Plan on the Theory of Comparative Advantage

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders examine the theory of comparative advantage. They read an article about globalization and trading to answer questions promoted by the teacher. They develop their own examples of comparative advantage.
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Children's Literature Meets Learning Theories

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students examine learning theories and principles through children's literature. In groups, they select theories and create multimedia presentations exemplifying them. Students discuss the various themes related to human growth,...
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Constructivist Theory

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students in a teacher education program are introduced to the constructivist theory. In grade level teams, they take their subject matter focus and create lesson plans related to the constructivist theory. They are graded with a rubric...
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Strategies for Economic Development

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students develop an awareness of the main strategies of development. The limitations of strategies is addressed. The skills of analysis and evaluation in the business environment are developed. The goal of the skills is becoming...
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Decision Theory Problems

For Students 9th - 11th
In this decisions theory learning exercise, students solve and complete 2 different types of problems. First, they use the table to compute the Expected Monetary Values for each action described. Then, students calculate the Standard...
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Chapter 21: Consumer Behavior and Utility Maximization

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Who knows why consumers act the way they do? After viewing this presentation, your class will - and they will also know how to optimize consumer behavior. Prepare your young captains of industry for their place in the world of business...
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Chapter 18: Deficits, Surpluses, and the Public Debt

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Sobering, informative, and relevant for today, this presentation is sure to fill in some of the gaps between the current financial crisis and the theories of economics. With explanatory graphs and strong discussion points, these slides...
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Assignment: The “Big Mac” Index

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Young economists learn about the method of predicting changes in the exchange rate with Big Macs in an instructional video. After an understanding the index, learners write a post on a discussion board and respond to class members' posts...
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Germ Relay Race

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders research changes in medical technology and practice that took place in North Carolina between the years of 1870 and 1930. They also examine the difference between the "Humeral Theory" of disease and the "Germ Theory" of...
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What Works and What Doesn't: The Potential and Limitations of Fiscal Policy

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders study micro- and macro-economies. They examine theories about fiscal policy and the relationships between consumption and output, tax policy and government spending changes. They also consider how economic perspectives...
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Economic Recessions

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students examine the characteristics of recessions and explore the role of government in encouraging business investment. They discuss why the services segment of employment has increased and list companies in their area that qualify as...
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Cold Case Files: Solving the Mystery of the Salem Witch Trials

For Teachers 5th - 10th Standards
The Salem Witch Trials provide a perfect opportunity to connect English language arts and US history classes. Here's a resource that provides a wealth of essential questions, activities, and materials. Class groups assume the role of...
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Chapter 29: Rent, Interest, and Profits

For Teachers 10th - 12th
As viewers will quickly learn, rent is a vital part of our economy - both paying and receiving. Each perspective of a rent agreement are featured here. Included are details about the rate of interest and profits, as well as changes in...
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The Housing Price Conundrum

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
In this video and the next three, Sal looks at how the data shows the supply and demand in the housing market. Sal looks at the theories behind what could drive the housing prices to increase faster than the supply/demand balance would...
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ROA Discussion 1

For Students Higher Ed
Introduce young economists to return on asset with this clip which begins with the various theories on calculating ROA. Sal writes out four formulas and explains why he uses the last one: EBIT divided by assets. He breaks down EBIT and...
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An Introduction to Thomas Malthus' An Essay on the Principle of Population

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Can human population ever exceed its ability to produce food? High schoolers watch a short overview of Thomas Malthus's An Essay on the Principle of Population to learn more about the subsistence level of the human population, and how...
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Contestable Markets

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students make inquiry into the concept of contestable markets. The instructional activity focuses upon theory and the intention is to encourage students to move to analysis or evaluation of the market. The instructional activity helps to...
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Where Do You Shop?

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners examine shopping patterns in another community to develop a hypothesis on why there are more opportunities for goods and services in some neighborhoods while others lack these goods and services.
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The Psychology Behind Irrational Decisions

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Heuristics? Prospect Theory? Behavioral Economics? Who would have thought so much research has gone into studying approaches to problem solving and decision making. This short video takes a look at the psychology behind decision making.
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Socially Optimal and Fair Return for Monopolies

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
How do you regulate a monopoly, and how would this be depicted on a graph? Watch a savvy economics instructor answer this question by offering detailed explanations and drawing a graph in real time.
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The Principle of Comparative Advantage

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
In the fourth episode of 60-second video clips on economics, you will review the principle of comparative advantage with your learners, explaining the benefits of international free trade as countries specialize and export their...
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An Introduction to Prahalad and Hamel’s Core Competence of the Corporation

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
If you want to get ahead in business, is it better to foster collaboration between departments, or to allow specialists to work on their own projects? A short video introduces C.K. Prahalad and Gary Hamel's 1990 work, The Core Competence...
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Why Nations Trade

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the concept of international trade. In this economics lesson, students read the 2 provided handouts about international trade and then discuss their content. 
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Modern Civilization Through the Eyes of Marx and Gandhi

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discover the philosophies of Karl Marx and Mahatma Gandhi and investigate their theories on communities.  In this philosophy lesson, students research Karl Marx's ideas about returning power of a civilization to the laborers....
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Concepts of Class

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
In this Concepts of Class worksheet, students answer ten questions about various theories and theorists' ideas on class structure and differences.
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Supply and demand test

For Students 10th - 11th
In this Economics learning exercise, students assess their knowledge of the concepts, definitions, and graphs associated with supply and demand.  The fourteen page learning exercise contains forty multiple choice problems.  Answers are...
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The Labour Market: Supply and Demand

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students question and evaluate the relevance of the traditional model of the labour market and apply it to public sector workers. They investigate problem problems and apply theories such as marginal revenue product to service sector...
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Revolution! Freedom for All?

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders examine the causes of freedom by revolutionary patriots. In this Civics and Economics lesson, 12th graders analyze primary sources. Students work cooperatively to write a freedom declaration for their group.
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Physiological Adaptations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the concepts of genetics and how it is tied to the variations found within different species and how it is tied to adaptations. They review the theory of evolution and factors found to help create variation. The...
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Socialism Past and Present

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The theory of socialism can be a means to explore the economies of countries around the world.
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The Economics of Organic Agriculture

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine how organic agriculture affects farm profitability and how government programs affect organic agriculture.  In this organic agriculture  lesson plan students complete an activity on costs and returns. 
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Lesson: Ginger Brooks Takahashi: Powerstich: A Forum for Community-Building

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This is a great way to build community in your school, experience process-based art, and explore the critical-thinking process. While quilting as a class collectively (just like a quilting bee) pupils listen to poetry and prose of a...
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Can You Solve the Pirate Riddle?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Yo Ho Ho! Landlubbers, seadogs, and scallywags are sure to treasure a video that presents them with the challenge of the pirate riddle. Heave ho! Hornswagglers beware!
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A Brief Overview of the Romantic Period in English Literature: 1785-1830

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
"The Spirit of the Age" is capture in a PowerPoint that examines the social and political context of the Romantic Period. Although text-heavy, the major tenets of the movement are detailed. Consider augmenting the presentation with works...
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How Markets Work

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students explore the role of government in the economy market. In this economics lesson, students analyze the decision making and how it takes into consideration additional cost, benefits and public awareness of what they are trying to...
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Money and Banking

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students explore the role of government in the economy market. In this economics lesson, students analyze the decision making and how it takes into consideration additional cost, benefits and public awareness of what they are trying to...
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Justice Demands an End to Segregation, But it Does Not End

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students define human rights and describe how it applies to politics, economics and cultural rights. As a class, they watch a video how the Constitution was made and discuss its purpose. In groups, they present information to the class...
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In Search of a Land Ethic

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research the theory that everything is connected to everything else. Students explore the concept of how do we put normative values on our nonhuman environment. Students investigate an ecologist and write an informational...
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The Ancient Mediterranean: Trade, Contact, and Cultural Diffusion

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders begin the lesson plan by being introduced to the basic terms of economics. In groups, they discover how they are affected by trade because of the clothes they wear and foods they eat. Using primary sources, they examine...
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Cost and Revenues

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students develop the key concepts of total, variable, fixed, average and marginal costs. The theory of using different business scenarios is applied to different situations for an extension to real life application.
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Macroeconomic Problems

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify the main phases of the business cycle and the conditions that are expected during a recession and boom. They discuss the difficulty of economic policy making. They practice solving equations using interest rates.
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Macroeconomic Policies

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students examine the main distinctions between the three key economic policies used by governments. They analyze key terms and learn to apply them to real life examples. They develop the key skills of analysis and evaluation.
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NUMB3RS Activity: Velocity of Circulations

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students explore the velocity of circulation of money.  In this secondary mathematics instructional activity, students simulate the buying and selling of goods or the exchange of money.   Students collect and analyze data regarding the...
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Globalization101.org Development Lesson Plan

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Young scholars examine the role of globalization in developing countries. They write grant proposals to fund a development project that focuses on a specific development strategy.
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Reconciling the Keynesian Aggregate Expenditure Model with Aggregate Demand and Supply Model

For Students 10th - 12th
In this economics worksheet, students read a summary of the different theories, examine graphs, then determine which model each graph is illustrating.
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Keynesian Economics and Fiscal Policy

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students examine and analyze the characteristic problem of each phase of the business cycle. Students articulate the appropriate choices for each of the problems described. Students apply the writing process to write an essay.
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Different Perspectives of Oregon's Forest Economic Geography

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students locate the many forests located in Oregon. In groups, they use the internet to research employment data on wood products made in the state. They discuss how looking at information presented in a different way can change their...
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Free Market Labor vs. Slave Labor Debating the "Mud-Sill" Theory

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read the speeches of Abraham Lincoln and James Hammond. They discuss the speeches and answer questions about free labor vs. slave labor.
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Science of War

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders, from an environmental perspective, study the pros and cons of war. Distinctions between characteristics of biological, chemical and nuclear threats and the impact of economic development are considered.
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"I've Been Working on the Railroad" - Federal Land Grants and the Construction of the Illinois Central Railroad in Mid-nineteenth Century Illinois

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders, in groups, design a self-sufficient community. Groups present the communities they've designed. They compare and contrast the communities presented. They research the theories of Johann Heinrich von Thunen online and...
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Chapter 10: "Currents of Change in the Northeast and the Old Northwest" Chapter 11: "Slavery and the Old South"

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students use the indicated text and the internet to compare and contrast the North and South. They discuss the social and political implications of the two predominant economic systems (slavery and factory). They are introduced to the...
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Adolf Hitler

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students explore facts about Hitler's life and the historical events that occurred in that time, his view of history, his theory of race and his political goals. They explore his use of anti-Semitism to advance his career and consolidate...
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ARE WE IN THE MIDDLE OF A MASS EXTINCTION?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students identify and interpret the following: What is mass extinction, and what are some theories for why it happens? How often do species become extinct? What is the normal rate of extinction? Why are some species endangered? What...
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Science: Finlay and Yellow Fever

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders research the work of Carlos J. Finlay and his contributions to science. Once they have discussed his theories about diseases, they create tables comparing diseases that use insects as carriers. The lesson also includes a...
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Explanation for Crime

For Students Higher Ed
For this Explanation for Crime worksheet, students fill in a chart about the seven elements of social theory of deviance. Point values are provided.
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THE MASSACHUSETSS FRONTIER:TURNER

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students examine the political, social, religious, and economic world and national context in which the settlement of Deerfield occurred and the competing political agendas, and competition for land, power, and wealth in Deerfield.
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Independence Masks

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students explore how art reflects the economic, political, social, religious and historical concerns of a culture. They research a former colony to determine if there is any history of a mask. Students create a mask representing the...
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Gender Disparity on Display

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students explore an article and discuss what gender differences.  In this exploring gender lesson students divide into groups and develop a social theory. 
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Macroeconomic Policies

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students view a PowerPoint presentation on macroeconomic policies. They identify and define the main distinctions between the three key economic policies used by governments and debate their merits.
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Vietnam: A Divided Nation

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine events leading up to and during the Vietnam War. They research assigned topics utilizing interviews, Powerpoint presentations, timelines, and collages in their presentations.
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Toxic Waste in Grand Banks

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the issues of economic prosperity, environmental concerns, government intervention in the market economy and responsible civic participation in solving community problems.
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A Proper Role for Government - Seeking Perfection in an Imperfect World

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students discuss the proper role of government in the economy. Reviewing the foundations for a market economy to work properly, they decide how to best direct resources to get the most out of them. They distinguish between private and...
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The AIDS/HIV Pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Learners become aware of the level of the impact on the current and future socio-economic structures of sub-Saharan Africa by the AIDS pandemic.
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19c European Liberalism

For Teachers 9th - 11th
If you'd like to prompt some great discussions in your history class, this presentation will surely get your class talking. Addressing 19th century liberalism in Europe (including influences from England, France, America, and Ireland),...
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The Worldly Philosophers by Robert Louis Heilbroner

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
CliffsNotes provides a list of study questions to help your high schoolers grapple with The Worldly Philosophers. Some of them are simple and straight forward, while others offer an opportunity to dig in deeper! Consider printing this...
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Price Controls: Agriculture and Fisheries

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils study the Common Agricultural Policy and the Common Fisheries Policy as cases in which governments try to correct market failure. They complete a question and answer sheet.
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Causes of the American Revolution

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
Beginning with the experience of hearing that lockers in school will be taxed, through analysis of political cartoons and informational text, and culminating in a debate between loyalists and patriots, your class members will engage in a...
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Lesson: Lauren Kelley: Icon Identity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Barbie gets a makeover, but not the type you may be thinking of. Critical thinkers explore social norms, storytelling, sexual and racial identity through art. They view the short animated film, Big Gurl, discuss how Barbie was altered...
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Writing About Literature and Linguistics

For Teachers 4th - 8th
An excellent presentation on styles of writing awaits your young writers. They are coached on all sorts of writing tasks; creating thesis statements, supporting those statements, word choice, and finding sources. Some terrific websites...
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Enlightenment Philosophers (Peer to Peer Teaching)

For Teachers 7th - 11th Standards
One of the best strategies for learning is to teach what you know to others. Your young historians will be divided into groups and assigned an Enlightenment philosopher that they will then research and present to their classmates. 
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An Introduction to John Stuart Mill's Utilitarianism

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
If a goal is worthy are any means justified to achieve this goal? Yes, according to John Stuart Mill. Introduce viewers to Mill's concept of Utilitarianism with a short video that used an animated tale of a battle for a city to...
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An Introduction to Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Discover Aristotle's view of happiness, or eudaimonia, with a short video that analyzes the Greek philosopher's Nicomachean Ethics. An applicable example of finding the golden mean when pursuing happiness connects ancient Greek...
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“State of Nature” v. Government

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
What are the advantages and disadvantages of living in a state of nature, and what does an ideal government look like? After discussing these concepts and reviewing the Bill of Rights, your young historians will be divided into groups...
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Intro- Imperfect Competition

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Before you delve into a series of videos on microeconomics and imperfect competition, watch this video to get a general overview of the unit's key points, such as how demand in a monopoly is identified on a graph, oligopolies, and...
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A Penny Saved

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A penny saved is a penny earned! Scholars research the different ways to save money over a lifetime. They investigate the Rule of 72, compound interest, and sub-prime loans to gain an understanding of how banks aid in the saving process....
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Genetically Modified Food (GMF)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Explore genetically modified foods through various experiments. For this biology lesson, students discuss the safety issues related to GMF's. They conduct a PCR analysis to identify the presence of genetic modification.
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Location, Location, Location…

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Young geographers discover not only how to read and recognize coordinates on a map, but also gain a deeper understanding of latitude and longitude and how climate changes can vary significantly across latitudes.
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End of the Year Project

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Looking for an engaging and informative end-of-the-year project? This resource will provide your pupils with guidelines for three solid independent research project options: family research, reviewing and illustrating a decade from the...
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The Famously Difficult Green-Eyed Logic Puzzle

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Ready to introduce the study of logic with what has been called "the hardest logic puzzle in the world"? What better way than with a TED-Ed video! This video describes the famous green-eyed-prisoners-on-an-island riddle by first posing...
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Genetics and the Master Race

For Teachers 7th Standards
How did the beginnings of genetic research influence the Nazi party? A thorough, engaging unit incorporates the work of Gregor Mendel, the study of inherited traits, and the use of racism and discrimination during the Holocaust.
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Comparative Essay: Tips for Timed Writing

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
This site provides a guideline for writing a comparative essay for the AP World History Test. It also provides practice exercises and samples.
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Trade Liberalisation: A Means of Promoting Growth in Developing Countries?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students draw diagrams to show the effect of tariffs and quotas on imports. They write about comparative advantage and the benefits to countries of free trade. They share their ideas with the class.
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Contestable Markets

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Learners examine the issue of contestable markets. They investigate the low cost airlines industry and evaluate how far the market exhibits the characteristics of a contestable market.
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Market Structure: Oligopolies

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students view a PowerPoint presentation on oligopolistic market structures. They conduct further research on a specific industry and comment on the extent to which it represents characteristics of an oligopolistic market structure.
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Age of Exploration

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders identify what the significance of the discoveries that explorers made on the economy and their relative country were. They also identify and interpret why Europeans were interested in discovering new lands and markets....
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Producers and Consumers

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders identify the relationship between producers and consumers and supply and demand. They listen to a lecture and complete a variety of graphic organizers to show their understanding.
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The 1932 Election: A Turning Point in History

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Young scholars discuss the presidential election in 1932. In this U.S. history lesson, students compare and contrast the differences between the Hoover administration and the administration of FDR. Young scholars work in groups and...
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Focus on Russia; From Communism to Capitalism

For Students 6th - 9th
In this Russian history worksheet, students respond to 12 short answer questions about Communism and Capitalism. Students also use the provided maps of the Russia and the U.S.S.R. to help them answer the questions.
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Laws that Isolated and Impoverished the Irish

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students identify the reasons for the mass starvation in Ireland in the 1800's. They analyze the historical and political forces that caused the famine and discuss the potato blight itself in detail.
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The End of WWII and The Beginning of the Cold War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In this end of World War II and Cold War study guide worksheet, students fill in 44 blanks in a passage with the appropriate words to complete the sentences regarding the time period.
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End of World War II and the Beginning of the Cold War

For Teachers 8th - 11th
In this end of World War II and Cold War study guide worksheet, students fill in the blanks in a 6-paragraph passage with the appropriate words to complete the sentences regarding the time period.
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Why Nations Trade

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders explore the trade systems around the world. In this World Economy activity, 12th graders compare and contrast different types of economies. Students interpret different graphs.  
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Social Animal

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Similar to the rebirth of knowledge of the Enlightenment and Renaissance periods, David Brooks claims that today, we are developing a revolution in consciousness, exploring the depths of our nature and coming away with a new humanism....
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Reading Comprehension 3: Level 9

For Students 9th - 10th
A statistics-loaded passage about home sales provides the text for a reading comprehension exercise. Although the subject matter might challenge some readers, the answer key explains how to approach and answer the three multiple choice...
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Income and Outcomes

For Teachers 8th
Bring financial literacy into your classroom. Learners use peer support to reflect on their spending and how it reflects their income and their values.
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English Vocabulary Skills: AWL Sublist 9 - Exercise 3b

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive English vocabulary skills worksheet, students answer 10 matching questions which require them to fill in the blanks in 10 sentences. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Life in a box: world history content

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students explore 6 boxes of stuff about famous people in history including Martin Luther King Jr., Peter the Great, Henry VIII, and more. For this history lesson plan, students then discuss their boxes with the rest of the class.
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The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus and Properties of the Definite Integral

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students discuss the importance of fundamental theorems in math. In this calculus lesson, students define the fundamental theorem of calculus and discuss why it is so important they understand it. They work problems to model how this...
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Geographic Luck

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine why some countries are rich while others remain poor. They view a video on the website, Guns, Germs and Steel, analyze primary sources to conduct research about plants and animals, and create a game based on their research.
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Charter Schools: Can They Survive in Utah?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss the challenges charter schools face in receiving similar funding as districts. They explore possible policy solutions to the problems faced by Utah's charter schools. They Investigate how government services affect the...
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Running an Export Business

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students define and give examples of importing and exporting, then analyze the role of importing and exporting on employment. They outline the basic procedures for exporting in an international market. Finally, students utilize...
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School Lighting Audit Preparation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students work together to develop a school lighting audit plan. They practice using new vocabulary related to an energy audit. They also identify the components of a school lighting audit.
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WorldWatcher Project: Global Warming Project

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed
Students conduct lab activities, computer visualizations, and other various forms of research in preparation for a role-play activity in which they assume the identities of advisors to various heads of state on the subject of global...
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Internet: Protecting Students from Net Predators

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students research and develop lessons to emphasize safe Internet use by children. They design pamphlets about safe use by children for parents. Using Powerpoint, they deliver a presentation about Internet predators. Students alsodevelop...
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Entrepreneurs in History

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the contributions of entrepreneurs from United States history. They read a biography of an American entrepreneur, and in small groups design and present a project related to their selected entrepreneur. As a...
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Entrepreneurs in History

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the contributions of American entrepreneurs. In this industrialization lesson, students complete the provided handouts to determine how Vanderbilt, Carnegie, Hill, and Rockefeller impacted American society. Students...
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Following the Footsteps of Einstein

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Young scholars inquire about creating inventions. In this inventions lesson, students read the biography of Albert Einstein and discuss ethics. Young scholars brainstorm ideas that will change their community.
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Invisible Man

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive literature instructional activity, students respond to 9 short answer and essay questions about Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man. Students may check some of their answers online.
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Johnson's Great Society (5)

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive American history worksheet, students answer 15 matching questions regarding Lyndon B. Johnson and the Great Society. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Why Nations Trade

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students examine how international trade affects a nation's economy. They read and analyze two handouts, research a scenario from the handout, determine the chronological order of the scenarios, and answer questions about a case study.
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Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine wealth including analyzing and interpreting the sources of it.  In this social responsibility lesson students create their own political cartoon.
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Ford's Revolution (Differentiated by Ability)

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Young scholars explore the effects of Ford's use of the assembly line, auto financing, and increased wages to make his fortune. They complete a worksheet using the internet.
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Compare the United States Government with Other Political Systems

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students explore the U.S. form of government and illustrate other forms of government found throughout the world. They explain the similarities and differences between the U.S and other governments.
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The Statistics Sampler

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students define sample, describe a random sample, and discuss what compromises a sample. They determine a sample size to estimate a population characteristic with confidence.
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Rendering a Resolution

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars explore the concept of peace. In this International Peace Day lesson, students determine their reaction to a scenario that requires them to benefit themselves or benefit everyone. Young scholars discuss the scenario and...
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What is the Role of the Corporation in Society?

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students explore ethics. In this business ethics lesson, students discuss corporate responsibilities to society as they read selected articles on the topic.  Students consider various scenarios that encourage authentic student...