Title: Comparative Economic Systems
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.
Standard(s): [SS2010] ECON (12) 3: Describe different economic systems used to allocate scarce goods and services.
Title: How Are We Living?
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.
Standard(s): [SS2010] ECON (12) 5: Explain that a country's standard of living depends upon its ability to produce goods and services.
Title: You've Got Oil ... or Maybe You Don't
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.
Standard(s): [SS2010] ECON (12) 12: Explain why individuals, businesses, and governments trade goods and services in the global economy.
Title: Transportation in America Classroom Activity Guide
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.
Standard(s): [SS2010] ECON (12) 7: Describe the organization and role of business.