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I have been a Social Studies teacher for over 15 years. I prefer to use lessons that allow my students to become facilitators and active participants in their own learning rather than merely an audience of "my show".

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I have been a Social Studies teacher for over 15 years. I prefer to use lessons that allow my students to become facilitators and active participants in their own learning rather than merely an audience of "my show".
U.S. History: ~7 Lesson~  Gallery Walk Collection

U.S. History: ~7 Lesson~ Gallery Walk Collection

You are purchasing 7 complete Gallery Walk Activities to use in your U.S. History class. You can buy each of these individually in my store or save over $13 by buying these lessons as a BUNDLE! A Gallery Walk is an activity in which your students will examine museum-like exhibits that you place around the classroom in order to complete their assignment. It is a fun way to present the information and it gets your class up and moving in an organized way- a fun break from lecture! All Museum Exhibits and corresponding student sheets are included in these products! Life in the 1950’s Gallery Walk In this Gallery Walk Activity, your students will examine the major events surrounding Life in the 1950's (and Cold War era) in the United States. Topics covered include: Red Scare, Duck and Cover, Women's roles, Pop Culture (Elvis Presley and I Love Lucy), new technology (TV, satellite), Interstate Highway System, Levitt Housing, Baby Boom, white collar work and MORE! Red Scare: McCarthyism Gallery Walk In this Gallery Walk Activity, your students will examine the major events surrounding the Red Scare/McCarthyism in the United States during the Cold War. Topics covered include: HUAC, McCarthy, Hollywood 10, Rosenberg's, Alger Hiss, and MORE *Note this lesson requires student internet access U.S. Imperialism 1860-1920: A Gallery Walk In this activity, students analyze and examine 9 EXHIBITS, that contain multiple primary and secondary source based documents, political cartoons and excerpts related to U.S. Imperialism. As students examine each EXHIBIT they are required to answer comprehension questions about the exhibit and record their answers on a graphic organizer. Students will also deepen their understanding of U.S. Imperialism by reading and annotating an article on the topic. TOPICS ADDRESSED IN THIS LESSON: Purchase of Alaska, Annexation of Hawaii, Acquisition of Guam, Puerto Rico, Philippines, Cuba following the Spanish American War, Open Door Policy, Trade with Japan (Matthew Perry), and MORE.....All Materials are INCLUDED in this packet! You are purchasing: U.S. Imperialism EXHIBIT materials for 9 stations, U.S. Imperialism Article, all student handouts/graphic organizers and STEP-BY-STEP teacher directions for how to conduct the lesson. Meets Common Core Standards and students actually ENJOY this lesson, I use it every year! The Vietnam War: A Power-point & Gallery Walk In this 35 page/slide product, you have everything you need to conduct a highly interactive lesson on the topic: “How did Americans view the Vietnam War”? This product download includes: a full color (highly visual) power-point, 6 student worksheets/graphic organizers, 13 Gallery Walk “Station Placards”, Step by Step Teacher Directions, and Teacher Answer Key. In this lesson your students will: 1) Take Cornell Notes on the basics of Vietnam while the teacher projects the power-point. 2) Walk around the room to examine 13 different interactive stations about how Americans viewed Vietnam. Students will examine each station, scan the QR code (or visit the website if they don’t have a smart-phone) and complete the questions. They LOVE this part! 3) Read an article about how a Vietnam Veteran views the Vietnam War and complete reading questions using the Reading Anchor Standards. (worksheet provided) 4) Be creative and complete a fun -to- write Diamante Poem comparing Doves to Hawks as an assessment/exit card. Manifest Destiny & Westward Expansion Gallery Walk In this Gallery Walk Activity, your students will examine the major events surrounding Manifest Destiny and America's westward expansion. Your students will learn how each territory was obtained by the U.S. Government (from Atlantic Ocean to Pacific Ocean) and how the U.S. achieved its Manifest Destiny! Topics covered include: Original 13 Colonies, Louisiana Purchase, Mexican- American War, Annexation of Texas, Oregon Trail, Gadsden Purchase and MORE! **Note this lesson requires student internet access to complete as a “gallery walk”, preferably using a QR Code reader on their phones (free APP) OR access to 2 computers/tablets. WWII on the Home front: A Gallery Walk Activity In this lesson your students will complete a Gallery Walk activity about the effect WWII had on Americans at home. Some topics covered are: Rosie the Riveter, Tuskegee Airmen, Navajo Code Talkers, Japanese Internment, factory conversion, Bracero Program and MORE! Columbus' Exploration of the New World: A Document Based Gallery Walk This 15 page activity includes everything you need to have your students examine the "Journal of the first voyage of Columbus". Your students will walk around the classroom (Gallery Walk) to examine short excerpts of Columbus' journal. They will then "graffiti" the excerpts around the room following specific guidelines (direction slide included). Students will then complete a graphic organizer that requires students to cite evidence about how Columbus: described the New World/Native culture, and the motivations for/results of exploration. Creative EXIT CARD activity included! Great introduction to a United States History course on the "Birth of America" or to use in a World History unit on Exploration.
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U.S. Imperialism 1860-1920: A Gallery Walk Student Activity

U.S. Imperialism 1860-1920: A Gallery Walk Student Activity

This 40 page packet contains everything you need to have your students participate in a Gallery Walk. A Gallery Walk is a teaching strategy that allows students to walk around the classroom, in a controlled setting, to examine various "museum-like" exhibits on the topic being addressed. In this activity, students analyze and examine 9 EXHIBITS, that contain multiple primary and secondary source based documents, political cartoons and excerpts related to U.S. Imperialism. As students examine each EXHIBIT they are required to answer comprehension questions about the exhibit and record their answers on a graphic organizer. Students will also deepen their understanding of U.S. Imperialism by reading and annotating an article on the topic. TOPICS ADDRESSED IN THIS LESSON: Purchase of Alaska, Annexation of Hawaii, Acquisition of Guam, Puerto Rico, Philippines, Cuba following the Spanish American War, Open Door Policy, Trade with Japan (Matthew Perry), and MORE.....All Materials are INCLUDED in this packet! You are purchasing: U.S. Imperialism EXHIBIT materials for 9 stations, U.S. Imperialism Article, all student handouts/graphic organizers and STEP-BY-STEP teacher directions for how to conduct the lesson. Meets Common Core Standards and students actually ENJOY this lesson, I use it every year!
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U.S. Economics: Macroeconomics-The Health of the Economy Stations Activity

U.S. Economics: Macroeconomics-The Health of the Economy Stations Activity

This assignment is intended to be a PREVIEW or REVIEW of the 8 Macroeconomic concepts listed below, therefore students will not be completing an exhaustive study of Macroeconomics (Essential Question: How do you measure the health of the U.S. economy as a whole?). Each assignment included in this packet, is intended to be a short, concise preview or review (each activity takes about 15-20 minutes). This packet of worksheets could be used in 1 of 3 ways: Option 1: You can make a packet out of the worksheets to give to students to complete independently in 1-2 class periods prior to or after they are taught these concepts in-depth in class. Option 2: You could use each assignment as a quick warm-up activity at the start of 8 different classes, while you are teaching these concepts in-depth. Option 3: You could put students into groups of 3-4 and have them rotate to 8 stations around the room, completing the activities in 15-20 minute intervals. (1-2 class periods). I have included directions for each station if you choose to present this lesson as a “stations activity”. Preview or review. The worksheets in this packet address the following concepts/key ideas: ~ Evaluate the economic performance of the U.S. economy “GDP” ~ What effect do Business Cycles have on workers and businesses? ~ How do inflation and the unemployment rate serve as indicators of the health of the economy? ~ What makes the economy grow? ~ What role do taxes play in the United States’ economic success? ~ How big is the Federal budget and what do they spend it on? ~ How do decisions about spending made by the U.S. government impact the health of the economy? ~ How does trade affect the health of the U.S. economy and competition in international markets improve the quality of U.S. products?
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Palestinian-Israeli Conflict ~Power-point, Videos & Student Activities~

Palestinian-Israeli Conflict ~Power-point, Videos & Student Activities~

Do your students understand why there is so much conflict between Israel and Palestine and how the US is involved? They will after completing these high- interest activities- my students were glued! This download contains MULTIPLE activities for the topic, Palestinian- Israeli Conflict. You can use/ do all the activities or choose to do only the ones that fit your curriculum. Activities included: 15 minute warm-up video (public access) and corresponding student worksheet-Great lead- in to the topic. Determining Perspective/ Real- life example article and class discussion questions with political cartoon analysis. Full- color, 23 slide Power-point lecture, includes a brief history of the Jews, Palestinians and Christians and how this conflict has progressed since 1948. Includes a Map Activity and corresponding notes organizer for students! 25 minute public access video with student activity comparing the perspective of Muslims, Jews and Christians who live in Israel/Palestine. A Key Terms Vocabulary Activity/worksheet Creative EXIT CARD/Assessment- worksheet/handouts- students will create their own political cartoon to exhibit their understanding of the conflict.
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U.S. Government: Bill of Rights ~ A Race around the Classroom Activity~

U.S. Government: Bill of Rights ~ A Race around the Classroom Activity~

Love the Amazing Race? So do I…this lesson is Amazing Race inspired and is so fun your students will beg for more! In this highly interactive activity, your students will work in small teams to complete 10 Legs of the Race to help them master the first 10 Amendments. All 10 activities are hands-on, and require students to learn more about each individual amendment in the Bill of Rights. For example, in one Leg of the Race, students are tasked with stacking 10 plastic cups to correctly describe the 6th, 7th and 8th Amendment- if they do it correctly they get a secret phrase and move on to the next leg! Student teams compete to see which team will correctly complete all 10 Legs first to win the RACE! All handouts, Leg materials, teacher directions, and answer keys are included. You only need to obtain 10 plastic cups and at least 2 computers/tablets with internet access for student use! BONUS: A creative Extension Activity is also included!
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U.S. Government: Forming Public Opinion ~Power-point & Student Activities~

U.S. Government: Forming Public Opinion ~Power-point & Student Activities~

In this lesson your students will learn about the role of public opinion in U.S. Government and how a person’s public opinion (about public policy) gets formed. Your students will: Watch a short warm-up video on Public Policy Opinions ~The Left V. The Right~ and will complete a corresponding worksheet. (link included) Complete a notes organizer as the teacher goes through a short FULL COLOR powerpoint on the definition of Public Opinion, why it matters and how a person’s public opinions get formed. Take a short survey to gauge their placement on a public policy spectrum. Read an article on the top 20 Public Policy Issues and how Conservatives and Liberals feel about each issue and complete a corresponding chart. Complete an EXIT CARD “Dialogue Poem” comparing Conservatives V. Liberals.
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Economics: Free Enterprise System Student Activities

Economics: Free Enterprise System Student Activities

This 34 page download contains MULTIPLE activities for the Economic topic, FREE ENTERPRISE. You can use all the activities or choose to do the ones that fit your curriculum. Activities included: Full color reading and comprehension questions. (worksheet) Real- life example article and class discussion questions. Vocabulary Study Cards activity with cut-outs! Full Classroom Simulation so your students can “experience” how the Free Enterprise System works! All handouts/props included. Print and Go! Two Public Access Video Activities (Includes links and student worksheets) Creative EXIT CARD/Assessment- a creative MEME activity (worksheet, directions and rubric included) You get an editable PPT and PDF version for easy printing!
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What is Propaganda? Comparing Historic & Modern Day Propaganda Activity

What is Propaganda? Comparing Historic & Modern Day Propaganda Activity

You are purchasing everything you need to introduce your students to Propaganda by comparing WWI propaganda to modern day examples. Your students will: Be introduced to the definitions of propaganda, forms of, the purpose of propaganda and identify common propaganda techniques through a full color power-point and corresponding worksheet. Examine, analyze and compare historic (WWI era) and contemporary propaganda to draw conclusions about how propaganda techniques have changed over time through a series of nine full color slides that compare historic (WWI) era propaganda to a modern day example; corresponding student chart included. Create a unique piece of propaganda using any available media for a current issue. Step by step directions/ worksheet included for students. A grading rubric is included for teacher use.
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Islam Unit: Muslim Contributions that Shaped the World ~Student Activities~

Islam Unit: Muslim Contributions that Shaped the World ~Student Activities~

In this 17 page resource your students will learn about Muslim contributions that shaped our world today. Contributions include: chess, hospitals, algebra, Arabic numerals, astrolabe, map-making, Avicenna “Canon of Medicine”, al-Khwarizmi, Sufism, “The 1001 Nights”, calligraphy, domes, minarets and MORE! Students will complete a pictorial warm-up in which they examine paintings depicting Muslim contributions, they discuss their observations with a partner and then annotate black and white versions. Then students will use their classroom textbook and/or an ONLINE Exhibition, article, and resource that will guide them in their research of Muslim contributions. Students will access these websites by scanning included QR CODES or web addresses. Lastly, students will complete an EXIT Card activity. The activities in this download can be completed without internet /computer access but internet access definitely enriches the activity. ***All Materials and worksheets are included…
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The Adventures of Captain Underpants: Comprehension Activities

The Adventures of Captain Underpants: Comprehension Activities

This 14 page packet covers the entire "The Adventures of Captain Underpants" book by Dav Pilkey. Each worksheet of this packet allows students/teachers to check student comprehension of the story, Chapters 1-20. Each worksheet is devoted to the content of a particular chapter(s). The comprehension questions asked in this packet are all aligned to the Common Core standards for reading grades 2-4. There are also several additional activities in the packet that students complete to extend their understanding of the book. This is a great packet to send home with students to complete while they are reading the book and then they return once they have finished the book.
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Cold War Unit Foldable & Interactive Notebook Collection Activities

Cold War Unit Foldable & Interactive Notebook Collection Activities

Cold War Unit Foldable Collection: This collection includes 11 (fully editable) high-interest activities. All of these activities can be used in or out of your interactive notebook and are meant to supplement your Cold War lessons. All activities can be completed using ANY history textbook or internet. Great as Exit Card, homework activities or to supplement a lesson! This collection includes: Cold War “Ice Cube” ~A Vocabulary Foldable Activity~ (Includes: Cold War, satellite nations, containment, Marshall Plan, Truman Doctrine, NATO, Warsaw Pact and Iron Curtain) Important Meetings Post WWII ~Foldable~ (Potsdam, Yalta, United Nations, International Military Tribunal) Cold War Strategies: How the Cold War was Fought ~Foldable~ (Includes: Foreign Aid, Surrogate Wars, Brinkmanship, Espionage, Multi-National Alliance, propaganda) - NATO versus Warsaw Pact ~Foldable~ Identifying the differing perspectives of the USA and Soviet Union Post- WWII ~Foldable~ USA and S.U. Achievements in Space ~Foldable~ 1950’s “The Happy Days” ~A Document Based Foldable Activity~ Baby Boom ~Interactive Notebook & Creative Activity~ Vietnam Map Activity (Great as an intro to the Vietnam War) ~Foldable~ Korean Map Activity (Great as an intro to the Korean War) ~Foldable~ Marshall Plan ~A Document Based Flip-book Activity~ BONUS: I have included a Bonus “Divided Germany-Post WWII” Map Activity!
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U.S. History: Gilded Age-Robber Barons or Captains of Industry Document Based Activity

U.S. History: Gilded Age-Robber Barons or Captains of Industry Document Based Activity

This is a 12 page document based activity for the Gilded Age Unit. Students will work independently or in pairs/groups to: 1) Read a short 1 paragraph biography about Carnegie, Rockefeller & J.P. Morgan. 2) Read approximately 8 Primary Source Document excerpts and examine 2 political cartoons. (sources included: Carnegie's "Wealth", Ida Tarbell "The History of Standard Oil", Sherman Anti-Trust Act, Political Cartoon "Teddy Roosevelt's with Trusts" and MORE....) 3) While reading the primary sources, students will fill in a graphic organizer that guides student understanding of the overall question: "Were Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, and JP Morgan- Captains of Industry or Robber Barons?" 4) Once graphic organizer is complete students are asked to answer the overall question to assess their understanding of the documents. ALL MATERIALS NEEDED FOR THIS ACTIVITY ARE INCLUDED
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WWII: What was the U.S. & Allied War Strategy ~A Document Based Activity~

WWII: What was the U.S. & Allied War Strategy ~A Document Based Activity~

This 6 page packet is a perfect classwork or homework document based assignment following a lecture or other activity on the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the U.S. declaration of war. In this activity students will examine 8 primary source excerpts/charts on the war strategy adopted by the U.S. and Allies during WWII. After students read each excerpt they must answer 3-4 comprehension check questions about the source. After examining all 8 sources, students will be able to answer the following assessment question: "What was the cause of the United States entry into WWII and what was the war strategy that the U.S. and her Allies adopted?" and complete an INCLUDED Exit card activity! Answer Key Included COMMON CORE ASSIGNMENT
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U.S. History: Differences between the North/South 1850-60 ~Activities~

U.S. History: Differences between the North/South 1850-60 ~Activities~

In this 44 page/slide lesson your students will be able to answer the following questions: By 1860, the differences between the North and South had become so great that Northerners and Southerners felt as if they belonged to two different countries. What were the differences between life in the North and South on the eve of the Civil War? How might these differences influenced the South’s decision to secede from the Union? The activities in this lesson are great to use as a lead-in to your Civil War Unit… The following activities are included in this lesson:  * Full Color- 22 Slide- Power-point lecture with corresponding student worksheet. (notes organizer)  * Student Map Activity (worksheet)  * Primary Source Activity (12 pages of excerpts, photographs, charts), corresponding student organizer and directions on “How to analyze a primary source”  * Integrating Math into History- Graphing Assignment (students will compare the North and South “By the numbers” and will create their own bar graphs to represent this information). **You can choose to do a portion or all of the activities included in this product
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Dictators of WWII ~A Meme Activity~

Dictators of WWII ~A Meme Activity~

In this activity your students will create/finish a set of "memes" on the topic of WWII Dictators. This activity is a perfect compliment to a lecture, lesson or textbook reading on this topic. You can use this activity as an EXIT CARD, classwork or homework activity to supplement what you already do on this topic. Students will complete this activity and be able to exhibit their understanding of the following topics/key terms: Nazism, Hitler, Fascism, Mussolini, Tojo, Communism, Stalin, Militarism and MORE! A QR CODE is included so that students can access an online Meme generator to complete the optional activity included. Students LOVE memes! Includes student directions and a grading rubric!
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Armenian Genocide ~Power-point, Video & Document Based Activity~

Armenian Genocide ~Power-point, Video & Document Based Activity~

You are purchasing a 37- page resource that includes the following activities on the Armenian Genocide: Was it really a genocide? (you can use them all or each activity can be used alone). Students will complete the activities that will prepare them to explain why the Armenian Genocide illustrates the United Nation’s definition of a genocide. The activities included are: 1) Warm-up activity and worksheet examining the United Nations definition of Genocide. 2) 2 short (about 15 minutes each) video activities (includes video link and video worksheets) 3) FULL COLOR Power-point with corresponding worksheet and Map Activity 4) Primary Source document activity that requires students to examine 9 documents regarding the genocide and report their findings on a corresponding chart with guiding questions. 5) Extension Activity with student reading and worksheets on the Stages and Prevention of genocides like the Armenian Genocide. 6) A CREATIVE Exit Card/Assessment activity that allows students to exhibit their learning of the genocide.
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U.S. Economics: Market Structures Class Activity

U.S. Economics: Market Structures Class Activity

In this 22 page packet, you have everything you need to conduct a lesson on the 4 Market Structures: Perfect Competition, Monopolistic Competition, Oligopoly, and Monopoly. In this lesson your students will: Complete a short 10 minute warm-up activity in which they watch a Free Public Access video on the internet and write down the basic characteristics of each market structure. Complete basic notes on a graphic organizer that defines the characteristics of Market Structures. (worksheet and power-point slide included) Complete a chart which compares the 4 market structures. Students will complete this chart as they “act-out” each market structure. (chart, Step-by-step teacher directions are included) *This activity is very interactive and “hands-on”. All worksheets, power-point slides and teacher directions are included. ANSWER KEYS INCLUDED.
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U.S. Economics: Mankiw's 7 Economic Principles "Student Stations Activity"

U.S. Economics: Mankiw's 7 Economic Principles "Student Stations Activity"

This 30 page lesson/power-point gives you everything you need to conduct a lesson/student activity on Mankiw’s 7 Economic Principles. The Economic Principles addressed in this lesson are: 1) People Face Tradeoffs 2) Our Choices have Costs and Benefits 3) Thinking at the Margin 4) Incentives are Important 5) Trade makes Everyone Better Off 6) Markets are a Good Place for Trade 7) Our Decisions have Future Consequences In this lesson your students will: 1) Create an Application Handbook that requires students to conduct an in-depth study of each of the 7 economic principles (above) while they rotate to 7 different “stations” around the classroom and complete different activities. 2) While students visit each of the 7 stations around the classroom they will be required to complete a short activity/task that will allow them to gain a deeper understanding of each of the principles. (Tasks included: participating in a simulation in which they “trade” with their table partners to simulate markets, watch a short video clip from YOUTUBE to visualize different types of markets, examine 6 decisions made by an imaginary government to predict some possible unintended consequences and MORE…) each activity requires critical thinking… This lesson INCLUDES all the materials needed for the lesson/ student STATION’s and STEP-BY-STEP teacher directions! *Common Core Lesson*
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U.S. Economics: 5 Product Bundle

U.S. Economics: 5 Product Bundle

Buy this bundle and save over $10 from buying these resources individually in my store! In this bundle you are purchasing the following 5 resources: Macroeconomics: Measuring the Health of the Economy Student Stations Activity This assignment is intended to be a PREVIEW or REVIEW of the 8 Macroeconomic concepts listed below, therefore students will not be completing an exhaustive study of Macroeconomics (Essential Question: How do you measure the health of the U.S. economy as a whole?). Each assignment included in this packet, is intended to be a short, concise preview or review (each activity takes about 15-20 minutes). This packet of worksheets could be used in 1 of 3 ways: Option 1: You can make a packet out of the worksheets to give to students to complete independently in 1-2 class periods prior to or after they are taught these concepts in-depth in class.Option 2: You could use each assignment as a quick warm-up activity at the start of 8 different classes, while you are teaching these concepts in-depth.Option 3: You could put students into groups of 3-4 and have them rotate to 8 stations around the room, completing the activities in 15-20 minute intervals. (1-2 class periods). I have included directions for each station if you choose to present this lesson as a “stations activity”. Preview or review.The worksheets in this packet address the following concepts/key ideas:Evaluate the economic performance of the U.S. economy “GDP”,What effect do Business Cycles have on workers and businesses?,How do inflation and the unemployment rate serve as indicators of the health of the economy?~ What makes the economy grow?,What role do taxes play in the United States’ economic success?, How big is the Federal budget and what do they spend it on?, How do decisions about spending made by the U.S. government impact the health of the economy?, How does trade affect the health of the U.S. economy and competition in international markets improve the quality of U.S. products? 19 Economics videos with Worksheets! This Economic video collection contains 19 public access video links (QR Codes and web addresses provided) and corresponding worksheets for various economic topics. Most video activities (video and worksheet) can be completed in 10 minutes or less and are perfect as warm-up activities, review activities or to supplement a lecture. Students can scan the QR Codes provided (with their free QR Code reader app on any smartphone) OR can just watch the videos on any computer with internet connection. If students do not have internet access, you can project these videos on the LCD projector and watch them as a class. ANSWER KEYS are provided. Topics include:-Gross Domestic Product-Supply, Demand, Equilibrium, Labor market, Circular Flow Model, Externalities, Demand with income effect/substitution effect, Birth of Markets, Natural resources, Mankiw’s 10 principles, Money and banks, Federal Reserve, Minimum wage debate, globalization ……And more! Understanding Demand: Student Simulation and Activities This 9 page packet includes everything you need to conduct an introductory lesson on the Law of Demand, Substitution Effect and Income Effect. In this lesson your students will:-Participate in a class simulation to understand the Law of Demand-Watch 3 short videos on the Law of Demand, Substitution Effect and Income Effect while taking notes (worksheet included) Videos are free to watch on the internet.-Complete a chart in which they illustrate their understanding of the Law of Demand, Substitution Effect and Income Effect.-Create their own Demand Curve and answer critical thinking questions about their graph.-Complete a short Exit Card/Assessment writing activity.All materials included: students worksheets, handouts and step-by step teacher directions Factors of Production Student Activity This activity contains everything your students need to gain an in-depth understanding of the Factors of Production. Perfect lesson to use during a beginning Econ unit (Unit 1) where students are learning the basics of Economics. In this activity:1) Students will complete a graphic organizer, Factors of Production Chart, on the 4 Factors of Production using their classroom textbook or online resource.2) Students will then participate in a group activity in which they list all of the Factors of Production for an assigned good or service, create a poster of this information and share out with the class.3) Students will watch a video on how the Factors of Production may be affected in the future. (Video is public access on YouTube) and is 15 minutes in length. Students will answer questions about the video while watching.4) Assessment/Conclusion Activity Included.FULL LESSON, all worksheets, teacher STEP-BY-STEP directions are all included. Mankiw’s 7 Principles of Economics Student Stations Activity This 30 page lesson/power-point gives you everything you need to conduct a lesson/student activity on Mankiw’s 7 Economic Principles. The Economic Principles addressed in this lesson are: 1) People Face Tradeoffs 2) Our Choices have Costs and Benefits3) Thinking at the Margin4) Incentives are Important 5) Trade makes Everyone Better Off 6) Markets are a Good Place for Trade 7) Our Decisions have Future Consequences…In this lesson your students will 1) Create an Application Handbook that requires students to conduct an in-depth study of each of the 7 economic principles (above) while they rotate to 7 different “stations” around the classroom and complete different activities. 2) While students visit each of the 7 stations around the classroom they will be required to complete a short activity/task that will allow them to gain a deeper understanding of each of the principles. (Tasks included: participating in a simulation in which they “trade” with their table partners to simulate markets, watch a short video clip from YOUTUBE to visualize different types of markets, examine 6 decisions made by an imaginary government to predict some possible unintended consequences and MORE…) each activity requires critical thinking…This lesson INCLUDES all the materials needed for the lesson/ student STATION’s and STEP-BY-STEP teacher directions! *Common Core Lesson*
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U.S. Economics: Macroeconomics-The Health of the Economy Stations Activity

U.S. Economics: Macroeconomics-The Health of the Economy Stations Activity

This assignment is intended to be a PREVIEW or REVIEW of the 8 Macroeconomic concepts listed below, therefore students will not be completing an exhaustive study of Macroeconomics (Essential Question: How do you measure the health of the U.S. economy as a whole?). Each assignment included in this packet, is intended to be a short, concise preview or review (each activity takes about 15-20 minutes). This packet of worksheets could be used in 1 of 3 ways: Option 1: You can make a packet out of the worksheets to give to students to complete independently in 1-2 class periods prior to or after they are taught these concepts in-depth in class. Option 2: You could use each assignment as a quick warm-up activity at the start of 8 different classes, while you are teaching these concepts in-depth. Option 3: You could put students into groups of 3-4 and have them rotate to 8 stations around the room, completing the activities in 15-20 minute intervals. (1-2 class periods). I have included directions for each station if you choose to present this lesson as a “stations activity”. Preview or review. The worksheets in this packet address the following concepts/key ideas: ~ Evaluate the economic performance of the U.S. economy “GDP” ~ What effect do Business Cycles have on workers and businesses? ~ How do inflation and the unemployment rate serve as indicators of the health of the economy? ~ What makes the economy grow? ~ What role do taxes play in the United States’ economic success? ~ How big is the Federal budget and what do they spend it on? ~ How do decisions about spending made by the U.S. government impact the health of the economy? ~ How does trade affect the health of the U.S. economy and competition in international markets improve the quality of U.S. products?
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U.S. Economics: Understanding Demand Student Simulation and Activities

U.S. Economics: Understanding Demand Student Simulation and Activities

This 11 page packet includes everything you need to conduct an introductory lesson on the Law of Demand, Substitution Effect and Income Effect. In this lesson your students will: -Participate in a class simulation to understand the Law of Demand -Watch 3 short videos on the Law of Demand, Substitution Effect and Income Effect while taking notes (worksheet included) Videos are free to watch on the internet. -Complete a chart in which they illustrate their understanding of the Law of Demand, Substitution Effect and Income Effect. -Create their own Demand Curve and answer critical thinking questions about their graph. -Complete a short Exit Card/Assessment writing activity. All materials included: students worksheets, handouts and step-by step teacher directions
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21 Economics Videos with Worksheets! ~Student Activities~

21 Economics Videos with Worksheets! ~Student Activities~

This Economic video collection contains 21 (I recently added 3) public access video links (QR Codes and web addresses provided) and corresponding worksheets for various economic topics. Most video activities (video and worksheet) can be completed in 10 minutes or less and are perfect as warm-up activities, review activities or to supplement a lecture. Students can scan the QR Codes provided (with their free QR Code reader app on any smartphone) OR can just watch the videos on any computer with internet connection. If students do not have internet access, you can project these videos on the LCD projector and watch them as a class. ANSWER KEYS are provided. Topics include: -Gross Domestic Product -Supply -Demand -Equilibrium -Labor Market -Circular Flow Model -Externalities -Demand with income effect and substitution effect -Birth of Markets -Natural resources and the economy -Mankiw’s 10 Principles of Economics -Money and Banks -Federal Reserve -Minimum wage debate -Globalization ……And more!
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Confucianism: ~Power-point, Game & Student Activity~

Confucianism: ~Power-point, Game & Student Activity~

You are purchasing 1 full color power-point, game, and student activity, and corresponding worksheets for notes, game and activity on the topic of Confucianism. Great intro to the basics of the belief system; What is it? Who was Confucius? What are the 5 Relationships? The Analects, Meritocracy/Civil Service Exam, how Confucianism affected China and MORE! I use this lesson during my World History unit on China. In this lesson your students will: 1) Take notes on the worksheets provided while learning about Confucianism from a FULL COLOR power-point lecture. 2) Play a game throughout the lecture that will keep them engaged and motivated to learn the material and pay attention! 3) Complete an Exit Card student activity that requires them to critically think and use what they learned about Confucianism. FUN GAME keeps your students engaged during the lecture! This lesson works well in either a World Religions or World History class.
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Economics: Business Organization ~Simulation, Video &  Student Activity ~

Economics: Business Organization ~Simulation, Video & Student Activity ~

In this 12 page activity, your students have everything they need to learn about the various types of business structures/organizations (sole proprietorships, franchise, partnership, corporation) that exist and the advantages/disadvantages of each. In this activity your students will: Complete a warm-up activity in which they watch a short introductory video describing the different business structures. (Video clip is public access) Complete notes on the 4 main categories of business structures on a graphic organizer, using their class textbook or internet. (link to online article included) Work in small groups to apply what they have learned to analyze a realistic business scenario and participate in a Short classroom simulation/game in which your students will act out the different business organizations! FUN! As an EXIT CARD/Homework assignment students will answer a wrap-up question related to what they have learned in class. **ALL HANDOUTS, WORKSHEETS, POWER-POINT SLIDES and Step-by-step Teacher Directions are included. (You will need to obtain some disposable plastic cups and balloons to conduct the simulation- cups can be reused)
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