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The Economic Way of Thinking

This interactive tool contains two videos of Dr. Mark Schug explaining how the "economic way of thinking" can help students understand U.S. History concepts. If you're thinking about ways to improve your U.S. History course, these videos might help.

If you like these videos, you might want to check out our Online Professional Development Module.

Grades: 6-8, 9-12

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Grades: 9-12

Should LeBron James Mow His Own Lawn?

This lesson will discuss absolute advantage, comparative advantage, specialization and trade with an example using professional basketball player LeBron James.

Grades: 3-5, 6-8

How Global is Your Portfolio?

This engaging lesson challenges students to connect economics and geography as they investigate global companies in the stock market.

Grades: K-2, 3-5

Trouble is Brewing in Boston - "Colonial Voices: Hear Them Speak"

It’s December 16, 1773 and many of the citizens of Boston are furious with King George’s new tax on tea. Young Ethan, a printer’s errand boy, has been given the task of conveying informatio...

Grades: K-2

Trade to the Tailor

By reading the book "A New Coat for Anna" students will learn about resources, scarcity, costs, trade/bartering, and decision making through a young girl, Anna, whose mother wanted to buy her a coa...

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Women's History Month

Women’s History Month, now celebrated annually in the United States, grew out of a weeklong celebration of women’s contributions to culture, history and society organized by the school district of Sonoma, California, in 1979. The idea quickly caught on within communities, schools and organizations across the country. In 1981, the U.S. Congress made it official, passing a resolution establishing Women’s History Week. Six years later, the event was expanded into the entire month of March.

Come celebrate the great achievements and discoveries made by women throughout history with lesson plans, activities and interactives from Verizon Thinkfinity.

Vist www.thinkfinity.org/womens-history-month to discover these many resources.

Save the DATE: October 12-15, 2011

Chicago syklineThe 2011 Annual Conference of the Council for Economic Education/National Association of Economic Educators/Global Association of Teachers of Economics will be held October 12-15 at the Westin Michigan Avenue Hotel, Chicago, Illinois. This year's conference will be hosted by Econ Illinois who will be celebrating their 60th Anniversary in bringing quality economic education to Illinois.

For more information go to: councilforeconed.org/conference.

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