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Making Sen$e with Paul Solman: For Undocumented Workers, It's Not-so-Sweet Home Alabama

The controversial Alabama immigration law, know as HB 56, instructs employers to check a worker's immigration status with the government's E-Verify system. Paul Solman reports from Alabama on how one of the nation's toughest immigration laws affects workers and employers.

Grades: 9-12

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Grades: 9-12

You've Won The Lottery! Now What?

Friday the 13th was your lucky day. You won the lottery! The lottery officials have given you a choice. You can either receive the $10 million now in one lump sum, or you can receive $1 million ...

Grades: 6-8, 9-12

Calculating Simple Interest

How do banks calculate the amount of interest paid on a loan? In this lesson, students will view a Livescribe Pencast to learn how to find the dollar amount in interest that is due at maturity. T...

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

Funny Money or Phony Money?

Money is what we use to show what goods or services are worth. When you do work, you are paid with money. When you sell something, the buyer gives you money. Sometimes it’s a lot of money...

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Earvin "Magic" Johnson is featured in the Thinkfinity Community Speaker Series

Earvin "Magic" Johnson is an NBA legend, an entrepreneur, a philanthropist and an inspiration committed to empowering individuals through education. Magic Johnson's early interest in economics fueled a successful career off the court and his Community Empowerment Centers have invigorated ethnically diverse urban communities for 20 years.

To watch this interview go to: community.thinkfinity.org/community/speakerseries/magic_johnson

Don't forget the NCSS Conference

As social studies educators strive to give young people the skills and knowledge they need to become effective citizens, quality professional development to meet the demands of the ever-changing classroom has never been more crucial. The 91st NCSS Annual Conference will provide you with the new ideas, resources, techniques, and skills that will pay off in your classroom, school, or district, and invigorate your career. Join more than 4,000 of your peers from across the U.S. and around the world to share the most current knowledge, ideas, research, and expertise in social studies education.

The conference include more than 400 sessions, workshops, poster presentations, clinics, tours, speakers and panels, and social events addressing the conference theme: Dimensions of Diversity.

Win a FREE COPY of Focus: Middle School World History - the Council for Economic Education's newest educator resource for teaching history through the lens of economics. Stop by booth #545 and find out how!

For more information go to: www.socialstudies.org/conference

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