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Register with Learner.Org. Either click on learner.org or copy and paste the following into your browser http://www.learner.org/resources/series166.html.
Then click on any the icon beside any video such as "6. Making Bread Together."
Either it will let your watch the video or you will be prompted to register (there is no charge for this).
Rather than just click on the above (which will open it in Blackboard) I suggest you open up a separate Explorer, copy and paste the URL and then save it as a favorite.  That way you will have the benefit of the full screen. 
A second way to see it in full screen is to left click on the video itself when it beginning to play, select "ZOOM" and select "Full Screen."

Real World Lessons on Video.
The following show teachers teaching economics at various grade levels.

6. Making Bread Together
Meylin Gonzalez is a kindergarten teacher in Tampa, Florida. Ms. Gonzalez uses this lesson to introduce her students to several economic concepts, including production and cooperation. Using a children’s book as a guide, Ms. Gonzalez reviews with her students how people work cooperatively on an assembly line to make a product. The students then experience the concepts of production and distribution through an activity in which they create an assembly line in the classroom and prepare hand–made bread.

19. Population and Resource Distribution
Becky Forristal teaches seventh–grade economics at Rockwood Valley Middle School, 20 miles outside St. Louis, Missouri. Her lesson focuses on a population simulation that explores world economics, demonstrating the inequalities in land, food, energy, and wealth distribution in the world today. Using a global map on the classroom floor, students are able to visualize how resources are distributed in both wealthy and under–developed nations of the world.

24. Migration from Latin America
Mavis Weir teaches 10th–grade history at Casa Grande High School in Petaluma, California. In this lesson, students explore the various reasons people emigrate from their homeland. The class is broken up into six separate groups, each representing a different Latin American country with its own set of resources. Using both primary and secondary sources, students examine the economic, political, and environmental circumstances that cause people to emigrate. Each group presents their findings through a variety of creative presentations that include theatrical skits, artwork, and music.

26. Economic Dilemmas and Solutions
Steven Page is a 12th–grade economics teacher at Vivian Gaither Senior High School in Tampa, Florida. In this lesson, students review and interpret the government’s role in the economy. Working in groups, students examine economic dilemmas, including the implications of human cloning, year–round schooling, and drug legalization. Students then reach consensus on a "proper" economic decision and present their findings in the form of a skit, followed by a group discussion.

Content on Video

Economics Workshop at Learner.Org (http://www.learner.org/resources/series159.html)

This video workshop for teachers provides a solid foundation for teaching the concepts covered in high school economics courses. Topics range from personal finance to global economic theories. In addition to defining economics concepts and outlining modern economic theory, the programs review the national standards for economics education and provide effective lesson plans and classroom strategies. The video programs also feature unscripted footage of diverse economics classrooms, interspersed with reflections by teachers and students. The accompanying print guide and Web site provide a complete package for the professional development of high school economics and social studies teachers

Economics USA at Learner.Org
(http://www.learner.org/resources/series79.html)

Explore the fundamentals of economic history, theory, and practice, including microeconomics and macroeconomics, through interviews with Nobel Prize-winning economists. The series features Milton Friedman, Paul Samuelson, John Kenneth Galbraith, Walter Heller, and others. In each program, case studies of major economic events show how economic theory relates to the real world. Expanded interviews are available on 28 audiocassettes. This series is also valuable for teachers seeking to review the subject matter.

Inside the Global Economy
(http://www.learner.org/resources/series86.html)

Created by an international team, this series offers a multinational perspective on how the global economy and market affect individuals, businesses, and industry. The series features 26 case studies, with follow-up analysis, from more than 20 countries, balancing widely held American views with opinions from around the globe and allowing comparison of the strategies used in international economics today.

Lesson Plans

National Council for Economic Education has lesson plans by grade level, by concept or Standard. http://www.councilforeconed.org/resources/lessons.php

ECEDWEB has lesson plans by grade level, by concept or Standard. http://ecedweb.unomaha.edu/home.cfm

EconEDLink has lesson plans by grade level, by concept or Standard. http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/

Teaching Economics http://www.teachingeconomics.org/

Foundation for Teaching Economics http://www.fte.org/teachers/

U.S. Treasury for Kids http://www.treas.gov/kids/

U. S. Mint http://www.usmint.gov/kids/Index.cfm?FileContents=/kids/teachers/lessons.cfm

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.http://www.richmondfed.org/education/for_teachers/
lesson_plans_and_classroom_activities/index.cfm

Money Managment http://www.moneymanagement.org/Education/Resources/

EconFun for Teachers http://www.econ-fun.com/

Children's Economics Books http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/curriculum/socialstd/Econ_Geog.html

The Stock Market Game http://www.smg2000.org/

The American Currency Exhibit http://www.frbsf.org/currency/index.html

Economics Games http://www.bep.treas.gov/newmoney/main.cfm/learning/fun

USF Economics WebQuest http://www.coedu.usf.edu/main/departments/seced/webq/Social Studies/Economics/default.htm

Content

Foundation for Economic Education. This cite supporting free enterpise and capitalism has a number of classic works such as Essentials of Economics and Economics In One Lesson in PDF form that can be downloaded http://fee.org/

The History of Economic Thought. This cite Includes downloadable text, powerpoints presentations, interactive modules, etc. for an introductory course in economics. http://www.boisestate.edu/econ/lreynol/web/

Teaching Basic Economics to 5th Graders. Describes 5 creative lessons on economics and has multiple content information for downloading http://mises.org/story/2207

Economics America http://councilforeconed.org/ea/

Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_language

 

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