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The Great Depression -- Primary Source Readings -- U.S. and World History

The Great Depression -- Primary Source Readings -- U.S. and World History

This is a compilation of key primary source readings for understanding the Great Depression of the 1930s and the New Deal in a U.S. History class. The packet includes the following primary source readings: 1. David Ricardo and the Theory of Competitive Advantage: From On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation (1817) 2. The Smoot-Hawley Tariff: Sen. Reed Smoot, Sen. John William "Elmer" Thomas 3. Economics of the Great Depression: John Maynard Keynes, Frederic Bastiat 4. A Study in Fascism: John T. Flynn's As We Go Marching (1944) 5. The Evolution of the Supreme Court During the New Deal: Schechter v. US (1935), Wickard v. Filburn (1942) 6. Roosevelt's Fireside Chat on the Economy (1938) Also contains: Research paper on the Great Depression with instructions, links and rubric Unit vocabulary list and two practice worksheets Note: These readings along with more than 90 others are included in my book Primary Source American History, along with three mock trials, two mock congresses and several dozen projects review worksheets. If you like this (or the free readings on my store), consider getting the complete set.
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M&M Inflation Game Role Play

M&M Inflation Game Role Play

Purpose: To demonstrate the impact of inflation on prices, and Gresham's law. Length: 30-40 minutes (or longer, if vigorous conversation) Materials needed: 2-5 lb. Bag of M&M candies (or Skittles, etc.) Box of small ziplock baggies, putting five M&Ms in each bag, with five baggies for each student Printouts of “M&M Bucks,” five coupons for each student (attached below is a sheet with 6 on each page) plus the same number (as the whole class) more for “government.” 3 pages total.
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Economics: Lesson 76 - Privatisation and Nationalisation (+ resources)

Economics: Lesson 76 - Privatisation and Nationalisation (+ resources)

This presentation contains a whole lesson! Specifically this lesson is for teaching privitisation and nationalisation and the reasons for wanting to do either, with 2 great articles debating the topic with embedded follow up questions and suggested answers. It also comes with a starter, learning objectives, key words, some facts about Malaysia and the UK and a plenary. I have used the PowerPoint slides to structure the lesson, specifically slides to prompt/force myself to ask those key questions at the right moments, slides to explain key words with short and easy explanations, prompts for me the teacher when to use the different activities, games, handouts, articles etc... that make the lesson up as well. All the teaching presentations, include starters and plenaries, normally a quick discussion, but sometimes something else. Note: Feel free to visit my shop for more excellent free and premium resources and as always please rate and feedback, thank you.
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21st Century History Primary Source Documents (Bush/Obama era)

21st Century History Primary Source Documents (Bush/Obama era)

This packet includes the following primary source readings on the following topics: 1. Intelligence and Privacy After 9/11: Pres. Obama, Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.), Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Cal.) 2. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare): Pres. Obama, Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.), Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Supreme Court majority, concurrence and dissent in NFIB v. Sebelius. 3. Excerpts from 9/11 Commission Report, including sections of the 28 pages declassified in 2016 4. Vocabulary list and Practice Test worksheet All primary source readings have 10-12 questions on the document, and can be used as homework, sub-plans or (next day) for classroom discussion.
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Economics Primary Source Readings

Economics Primary Source Readings

Following are primary source readings on economics issues, with relevant questions at the end of the readings. These excerpts from classic texts are designed to be understandable to high school students, and make handy homework assignments or substitute plans in an economics or history class. 1. Adam Smith on the Industrial Revolution and the division of labor (1 1/2 pages) from "The Wealth of Nations." -- 4 questions 2. Economics of the Great Depression (7 pages) John Maynard Keynes' story of burying jars full of cash from "The General Theory" and Frederick Bastiat's broken window story from "That Which Is Seen and That Which Is Unseen." -- 16 questions 3. David Ricardo and the Theory of Comparative Advantage from "On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation" (3 1/2 pages) -- 10 questions 4. Child Labor in Britain: Sadler Commission Report (4 pages) -- 6 questions 5. Child Labor in Britain: Parliament debate on the Sadler bill (4 pages) -- 9 questions 6. Reaganomics: Economic Success or Failure? (7 pages) Excerpts from the Reagan Library, speech of Senator Joe Biden and column by economist Murray Rothbard. -- 8 questions
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Central Bank

Central Bank

This resource explains the roles a Central bank plays in economy.
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Debates for Government Intervention in IB Economics

Debates for Government Intervention in IB Economics

This lesson is for IB Economics for the government intervention section in microeconomics. Make groups of four or six. Each group will choose a different topic from the list. Then within each group the students will break off into pairs, if it is a group of four, and the pair will prepare for the debate as either pro or con on the issue. Give the students about three class days, or about a week outside of class to prepare. Then have them debate in front of the class. You can change the topics to reflect any current trends in your city or country. This debate activity helps the students see the relevance of the topic and it gives the students several examples they can use for examples on their class tests and for the IB exam.
SamHouston