ALEX Lesson Plans
Subject: Social Studies (12)
Title: Comparative Economic Systems
Description: Students will work in cooperative learning groups to examine the similarities and differences in capitalism, socialism, and communism. They will do research to meet specific requirements of elements that must be included in a presentation. Students will present their work using PowerPoint or similar presentation software.
Subject: Social Studies (12), or Technology Education (6 - 12)
Title: How Are We Living?
Description: In this lesson, students collaborate to research economic systems of the United States and two other countries. Students will collect, evaluate, and synthesize information to create a multimedia presentation that compares economic systems of assigned countries, how these systems affect various factors that influence quality of life for its citizens.
Thinkfinity Lesson Plans
Subject: Social Studies - Economics - Social Studies - Geography
Title: You've Got Oil ... or Maybe You Don't
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, students are called upon to role-play in an international oil summit. This lesson provides students with an opportunity to learn about the production, distribution, and consumption of oil, particularly in Asia.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12
Econoclass: Resources for Economics Teachers
Includes lesson plans, games, simulations, case studies, debate topics, brain teasers, and other active learning activities.
Thinkfinity Informational Materials
Subject: Social Studies
Title: Transportation in America Classroom Activity Guide
Description: This activity guide accompanies the exhibition America on the Move . It delivers a variety of historical primary source materials from the exhibition directly to your classroom. Through these documents and activities, students can build a deeper understanding of how transportation shaped American commerce, communities, landscapes, and population migrations. It is one of the many resources connected to the online exhibition entitled America on the Move , which focuses on transportation in US history.
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12