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Article/Essay, Diagram/Illustration/Map, Graphic Organizer/Worksheet, Lesson Plan, Table/Graph/Chart, Vocabulary, Other, Manual

Description:

Resources that allow for the exploration of many aspects of economics. Through hands-on activities, videos, readings and simulations, students will learn how the economy works throughout the world.

Subjects:

  • Social Studies > General
  • Social Studies > Current Events
  • Social Studies > Economics
  • Social Studies > Entrepreneurship
  • Social Studies > Geography
  • Social Studies > Global Awareness

Education Levels:

  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Higher Education
  • Graduate
  • Undergraduate-Upper Division
  • Undergraduate-Lower Division

Keywords:

collections Finance employment business entrepreneur politics

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

Collections:

None
Update Standards?

SOC.5-6.H&SS5-6:18.1: History and Social Science

Tracing the production, distribution, and consumption of goods in the U.S. (e.g., creating a map showing the flow of oil to and from the U.S.; creating a map depicting the African slave trade).

SOC.5-6.H&SS5-6:18.2: History and Social Science

Examining how producers in the U.S. have used natural, human, and capital resources to produce goods and services and describing long-term effects of these uses (e.g., What long-term effects did the growth of tobacco in the Chesapeake Bay area have on humans?).

SOC.5-6.H&SS5-6:18.3: History and Social Science

Describing the causes and effects of economic activities on the environment in the U.S. (e.g., examining why ski areas make snow and the effects of snowmaking on the environment).

SOC.5-6.H&SS5-6:19.1: History and Social Science

Identifying goods and services provided by local, state, and national governments (e.g., disaster relief, business subsidies) and why these are needed.

SOC.5-6.H&SS5-6:19.2: History and Social Science

Explaining the relationship between taxation and governmental goods and services in the U.S. (e.g., given data, students create a pie chart of budget allocations).

SOC.5-6.H&SS5-6:19.3: History and Social Science

Recognizing that the U.S. government creates its own currency for use as money (e.g., investigating various forms of money printed throughout the history of the U.S.).

SOC.5-6.H&SS5-6:20.1: History and Social Science

Defining and applying basic economic concepts such as supply and demand, price, market and/or opportunity cost in an investigation of a regional or national economic question or problem (e.g., what were the opportunity costs of westward migration?).

SOC.5-6.H&SS5-6:20.2: History and Social Science

Explaining what happens when people's needs and/or wants exceed their available resources (e.g., analyzing photographs from the Dust Bowl).

SOC.5-6.H&SS5-6:20.3: History and Social Science

Comparing price, quality, and features of goods and services.

SOC.5-6.H&SS5-6:20.4: History and Social Science

Identifying the pros and cons of saving money over time (e.g., immediate vs. delayed gratification).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:18.1: History and Social Science

Explaining how goods and services around the world create economic interdependence between people in different places (e.g., writing a persuasive essay about the effects of importing oil, exporting labor, etc.).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:18.2: History and Social Science

Examining how producers in the U.S. and/or world have used natural, human, and capital resources to produce goods and services, and predicting the long term effects of these uses (e.g., describing how the use of petroleum products will impact the production of hybrid vehicles; examining how the use of human resources in the U.S. has changed over time).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:18.3: History and Social Science

Drawing conclusions about how choices within an economic system affect the environment in the state, nation, and/or world (e.g., decisions to build "box" stores and new roads).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:19.1: History and Social Science

Identifying goods and services provided by local, state, national, and international governmental and/or nongovernmental organizations (e.g., Red Cross, UN peacekeeping efforts, etc.).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:19.2: History and Social Science

Evaluating the costs and benefits of government economic programs to both individuals and groups (e.g., debate the pros and cons of welfare programs).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:19.3: History and Social Science

Explaining the relationship between taxation and governmental goods and services in the U.S. and/or world (e.g., how much of the federal budget is devoted to international aid?).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:19.4: History and Social Science

Recognizing that governments around the world create their own currency for use as money (e.g., examining foreign currency for cultural and political symbols).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:19.5: History and Social Science

Recognizing that a change in exchange rates changes the relative price of goods and services between two countries (e.g., track the cost in dollars of ordering a Big Mac in Paris over a three week period).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:20.1: History and Social Science

Define and apply basic economic concepts such as supply and demand, price, market and/or opportunity cost in an investigation of a regional, national, or international economic question or problem (e.g., In Colombia, what could be an alternative agricultural product to coca?).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:20.2: History and Social Science

Examining the causes and long-term effects of people's needs and/or wants exceeding their available resources, and proposing possible solutions (e.g., examining long term effects of population issues in China and India).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:20.3: History and Social Science

Comparing price, quality, and features of goods and services.

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:20.4: History and Social Science

Analyzing influences on buying and saving (e.g., media, peers).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:20.5: History and Social Science

Analyzing factors involved in the production of a product or service (e.g., developing a business plan for community fundraising).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:18.1: History and Social Science

Explaining patterns and networks of economic interdependence that exist nationally and globally (e.g., currency, stock market, world trade).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:18.2: History and Social Science

Examining how producers in the U.S. and/or world have used natural, human, and capital resources to produce goods and services and comparing and contrasting the findings (e.g., compare the use of the labor supply in different countries).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:18.3: History and Social Science

Drawing conclusions about how choices within various economic systems affect the environment in the state, nation, and/or world (e.g., mixed, command, and market economies).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:19.1: History and Social Science

Identifying and comparing goods and services provided by local, state, national, and international governmental and/ or nongovernmental organizations (e.g., researching and debating socialized medicine vs. private healthcare; investigating the role of the International Monetary Fund).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:19.2: History and Social Science

Evaluating and debating the ideological underpinnings of government and economic programs (e.g., how much welfare should governments provide, and on what bases do various governments make these decisions?).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:19.3: History and Social Science

Explaining the global relationship between taxation and governmental goods and services (e.g., exploring the benefits and tradeoffs of foreign aid).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:19.4: History and Social Science

Recognizing that regional economic unions around the world create their own currency for use as money (e.g., the switch from multiple currencies to the Euro).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:19.5: History and Social Science

Recognizing that world events and the strength of currencies affects services and prices (e.g., September 11, 2001 and its effect on the stock market).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:20.1: History and Social Science

Using economic terms to analyze and interpret global economic issues and problems (e.g., Should there be debt relief for economically unstable countries?).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:20.2: History and Social Science

Examining the causes and long term effects of people's needs and/or wants exceeding their available resources, and proposing possible solutions (e.g., distribution and use of fresh water).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:20.3: History and Social Science

Developing strategies for earning and spending utilizing a system of accounting (e.g., creating a budget).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:20.4: History and Social Science

Analyzing the impact of media, time, and place on buying and saving (e.g., advertising, current events).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:20.5: History and Social Science

Demonstrating understanding of patterns and interdependence locally, nationally, and globally that are involved in the production of a product or service (e.g., supply and demand).
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