Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
This video is a classroom demonstration of Lesson 3: Why Do Economies Grow? from CEE’s Understanding Economics in U.S. History publication. Throughout history, some nations have grown
economically while others have not. Historians
point to many possible explanations including
the influence of colonialism, the presence of natural
resources, population, and economic systems
and institutions including trade and
private property ownership. In this lesson students will examine economic growth,
using economic reasoning to determine
why some economies in the past have
grown while others have not.
The video has a demonstration of the lesson being taught to teachers in the classroom.
This lesson was originally published in CEE’s Understanding Economics in U.S. History, which uses a unique mystery-solving approach to teach U.S. economic history to your high school students through 39 lessons. Visit the CEE Store for more information about the publication and how to purchase it.