This google slide provides teachers and students with a chunking of the new Civic Literacy standards by unit and section. Students can change the color of each standard as they master it.This resource was developed as part of a professional learning opportunity funded by the NCDPI Digital Learning Initiative Planning Grant.
This lesson focuses on suppliers and demanders, the participants in markets; how their behavior changes in response to incentives; and how their interaction generates the prices that allocate resources in the economy.
Students learn what the four factors of production are and work in small groups to categorize different factors of production for certain industries. Students consider topics, such as limited resources and scarcity.
Students gain an understanding of the economic measure of gross domestic product (GDP) and fiscal policy by playing the board game Monopoly with a revised set of rules. The lesson culminates with students exhibiting their understanding by creating and sharing haikus about GDP and fiscal policy.
This lesson is 2 of 3 in a unit. In part 2, students learn how specialization and investments in capital increased productivity and allowed Ford to slash the price of his popular vehicle.
This lesson is 3 of 3 in a unit. In part 3, students learn how increased productivity resulted in shifts in the supply and demand for the Model T and analyze how a variety of non price determinants continue to influence the automobile market today.
Students gain an understanding of different economic systems and the theories they are based on by studying the most influential economists of the past three centuries.
Students learn the basics about the federal budget-what services the federal government provides and how it collects money for those services, various types of fiscal policy and other information through a short PowerPoint discussion. Next, students are appointed to a special Presidential commission to "tackle the deficit," deciding whether to raise taxes, cut spending, or a combination of both. Finally, students defend their commission's plans at a mock press conference.
Students learn about the characteristics of a market economy and economic provisions in the U.S. constitution.