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2020 Resources U.S. Census
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New activities designed specifically for the 2019-2020 school year spotlight the 2020 Census and the importance of making sure everyone is counted, especially children. The decennial count impacts the federal funds that communities receive for special education, classroom technology, teacher training, after-school programs, school lunch assistance, and more. PreK-grade 12.

Subject:
Statistics and Probability
Government
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Us Census Bureau
Date Added:
11/06/2019
American Government
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American Government is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the single-semester American government course. This title includes innovative features designed to enhance student learning, including Insider Perspective features and a Get Connected Module that shows students how they can get engaged in the political process. The book provides an important opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of American government and understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. American Government includes updated information on the 2016 presidential election.Senior Contributing AuthorsGlen Krutz (Content Lead), University of OklahomaSylvie Waskiewicz, PhD (Lead Editor)

Subject:
Government
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
01/06/2016
American Politics Group Data Projects
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SETUPS (Empirical Teaching Unites in Political Science) data, published by the American Political Science Association, will be employed in group data analysis projects in an American Government class. Students then use results from these reports in composing an essay question on the course's final exam.

Subject:
Government
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Steven Schier
Date Added:
02/24/2021
Analyzing Data on American Political Divisions
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Students conducted data analysis about American political divisions and created two papers from this data analysis. Sutdents were assigned to group projects involving data analysis assigned chapters in MICROCASE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT, a textbook that includes access to a variety of datasets.

Subject:
Government
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Steven Schier
Date Added:
02/24/2021
Application and Registration Certificate for for Fuel Oil Dealer or Supplier
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World War II ration memorabilia collection, 1942-1947.

The Office of Price Administration and Civilian Supply was established by Presidential Executive Order 8734 on April 11, 1941, in an effort to control inflation. The civilian supply function of the agency was transferred to the Office of Production Management in August of 1941 and the name was shortened to the Office of Price Administration (OPA). The Emergency Price Control Act (January 30, 1942) established the purposes of the agency as follows: to stabilize prices and rents and prevent unwarranted increases in them; to prevent profiteering, hoarding and speculation; to assure that defense appropriations were not dissipated by excessive prices; to protect those with fixed incomes from undue impairment of their living standards; to assist in securing adequate production; and to prevent a post-emergency collapse of values." The OPA fixed price ceilings on all commodities except farm products and controlled rents in defense areas. The first rationing program, for automobile tires, was initiated December 27, 1941. There were two types of rationing programs. The first was a certificate program, where an applicant had to meet eligibility standards and show need to a local ration board before receiving a certificate permitting purchase of the rationed item. This type of program was applied to ties, automobiles, typewriters, bicycles, rubber footwear and stoves. The second program was a coupon or stamp type for which all civilians were eligible. These programs were administered through local banks and covered foods, fuel oil, gasoline and shoes. Rationing continued throughout World War II and by the end of November 1945 only the sugar and rubber tire rationing programs remained. Tire rationing ceased on December 31, 1945. Sugar rationing continued until June 11, 1947. The Office of Price Administration was dissolved April 1, 1947.

Subject:
Government and Public Administration
American Government
American History
Government
History
Modern World History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Provider:
State Library of Ohio
Provider Set:
Ohio Memory
Author:
United States Office of Price Administration
Date Added:
01/31/2019
Assessing the Measurement and Validity of Ambiguous Concepts in Ethnic Conflict Datasets
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This assignment introduces students to commonly used datasets in ethnic conflict studies. It also encourages them to think critically about data quality and measurement challenges when using large datasets.

Subject:
Social Studies
Government
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Devashree Gupta
Date Added:
02/24/2021
Basic Mileage Ration
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World War II ration memorabilia collection, 1942-1947.

The Office of Price Administration and Civilian Supply was established by Presidential Executive Order 8734 on April 11, 1941, in an effort to control inflation. The civilian supply function of the agency was transferred to the Office of Production Management in August of 1941 and the name was shortened to the Office of Price Administration (OPA). The Emergency Price Control Act (January 30, 1942) established the purposes of the agency as follows: to stabilize prices and rents and prevent unwarranted increases in them; to prevent profiteering, hoarding and speculation; to assure that defense appropriations were not dissipated by excessive prices; to protect those with fixed incomes from undue impairment of their living standards; to assist in securing adequate production; and to prevent a post-emergency collapse of values." The OPA fixed price ceilings on all commodities except farm products and controlled rents in defense areas. The first rationing program, for automobile tires, was initiated December 27, 1941. There were two types of rationing programs. The first was a certificate program, where an applicant had to meet eligibility standards and show need to a local ration board before receiving a certificate permitting purchase of the rationed item. This type of program was applied to ties, automobiles, typewriters, bicycles, rubber footwear and stoves. The second program was a coupon or stamp type for which all civilians were eligible. These programs were administered through local banks and covered foods, fuel oil, gasoline and shoes. Rationing continued throughout World War II and by the end of November 1945 only the sugar and rubber tire rationing programs remained. Tire rationing ceased on December 31, 1945. Sugar rationing continued until June 11, 1947. The Office of Price Administration was dissolved April 1, 1947.

Subject:
Government and Public Administration
American Government
American History
Government
History
Modern World History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Provider:
State Library of Ohio
Provider Set:
Ohio Memory
Author:
United States Office of Price Administration
Date Added:
01/31/2019
Building an Electoral Dataset and Testing Hypotheses with the Data
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Undergraduate student project for building datasets and analyzing the electoral, party system, and mass behavioral characteristics for a set of countries.

Subject:
Government
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Alfred Montero
Date Added:
02/24/2021
Confronting the political economy of climate change
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Students apply economics, politics and sociology to better understand why cap and trade is the preferred political approach, but also why it's potentially problematic.

Subject:
Government
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Dave Wells
Date Added:
02/24/2021
Consequences of Unemployment
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What are some of the consequences of unemployment, both socially and otherwise? Students will get the answer to this question in the short module, Consequences of Unemployment. This content from Econ Lowdown also features alignment to national Financial Literacy and/or Economics standards.

Subject:
Financial Literacy
Social Studies
Economics
Government
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Date Added:
03/30/2022
Fiscal Policy: The Basics of Taxation and Government Spending
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Inflation, unemployment, recession, and economic growth affect people in real ways. Through interactive lessons, this module teaches students about fiscal policy, the avenue by which Congress and the president attempt to influence the economy. Three modules that would further students understanding of the content are GDP and Pizza, The Unemployment Short Modules, and The Fed's New Monetary Policy Tools. This content from Econ Lowdown also features alignment to national Financial Literacy and/or Economics standards.

Subject:
Social Studies
Economics
Government
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Date Added:
03/30/2022
Fiscal Policy: Tools for Influencing the Economy
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Inflation, unemployment, recession, and economic growth affect people’s lives. This module teaches students about fiscal policy, the avenue by which Congress and the president can attempt to influence the economy. Other modules that would further students understanding of the content are GDP and Pizza, Government Budgets, The Story of Unemployment, and Monetary Policy. This content from Econ Lowdown also features alignment to national Financial Literacy and/or Economics standards.

Subject:
Social Studies
Economics
Government
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Date Added:
03/30/2022
Fuel Delivery Permit
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Public Domain
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World War II ration memorabilia collection, 1942-1947.

The Office of Price Administration and Civilian Supply was established by Presidential Executive Order 8734 on April 11, 1941, in an effort to control inflation. The civilian supply function of the agency was transferred to the Office of Production Management in August of 1941 and the name was shortened to the Office of Price Administration (OPA). The Emergency Price Control Act (January 30, 1942) established the purposes of the agency as follows: to stabilize prices and rents and prevent unwarranted increases in them; to prevent profiteering, hoarding and speculation; to assure that defense appropriations were not dissipated by excessive prices; to protect those with fixed incomes from undue impairment of their living standards; to assist in securing adequate production; and to prevent a post-emergency collapse of values." The OPA fixed price ceilings on all commodities except farm products and controlled rents in defense areas. The first rationing program, for automobile tires, was initiated December 27, 1941. There were two types of rationing programs. The first was a certificate program, where an applicant had to meet eligibility standards and show need to a local ration board before receiving a certificate permitting purchase of the rationed item. This type of program was applied to ties, automobiles, typewriters, bicycles, rubber footwear and stoves. The second program was a coupon or stamp type for which all civilians were eligible. These programs were administered through local banks and covered foods, fuel oil, gasoline and shoes. Rationing continued throughout World War II and by the end of November 1945 only the sugar and rubber tire rationing programs remained. Tire rationing ceased on December 31, 1945. Sugar rationing continued until June 11, 1947. The Office of Price Administration was dissolved April 1, 1947.

Subject:
Government and Public Administration
American Government
American History
Government
History
Modern World History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Provider:
State Library of Ohio
Provider Set:
Ohio Memory
Author:
United States Office of Price Administration
Date Added:
01/31/2019
GDP and Pizza : Economics for Life
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GDP and Pizza: Economics for Life is designed to help students in civics, economics and other social studies classes grasp challenging economic content - and to explain why these topics are important for citizens to understand.

Section One covers:

the definition Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
the components of GDP
per capita GDP

Section Two covers:

real vs. nominal GDP
levels vs. percentage change
importance of a growing economy
trend growth rate
uses for GDP data
automatic stabilizers

The module includes numerous interactive checks for understanding, video clips of a Fed economist explaining concepts and everyday examples that will make sense to students. In addition, students complete a pre- and post-test to assess learning. This content from Econ Lowdown also features alignment to national Financial Literacy and/or Economics standards.

Subject:
Social Studies
Economics
Government
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Date Added:
03/30/2022
GDP and Pizza: Measurement and Growth
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GDP: Measurement and Growth is the second short module in the GDP and Pizza: Economics for Life series. This series is designed to help students in civics, economics and other social studies classes grasp challenging economic content - and to explain why these topics are important for citizens to understand.

GDP: Measurement and Growth assumes students already understand the basics of GDP as well as GDP per capita and standard of living. It covers:

real vs. nominal GDP
levels vs. percentage change
importance of a growing economy
trend growth rate

The module includes numerous interactive checks for understanding, video clips of a Fed economist explaining concepts and everyday examples that will make sense to students. In addition, students complete a pre- and post-test to assess learning. This content from Econ Lowdown also features alignment to national Financial Literacy and/or Economics standards.

Subject:
Social Studies
Economics
Government
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Date Added:
03/30/2022
GDP and Pizza : Policy
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GDP: Policy is the third short module in the GDP and Pizza: Economics for Life series. This series is designed to help students in civics, economics and other social studies classes grasp challenging economic content - and to explain why these topics are important for citizens to understand.

GDP: Policy assumes students already understand the basics of GDP as well as GDP growth and measurement. It covers:

uses for GDP data
automatic stabilizers

The module includes numerous interactive checks for understanding, video clips of a Fed economist explaining concepts and everyday examples that will make sense to students. In addition, students complete a pre- and post-test to assess learning. This content from Econ Lowdown also features alignment to national Financial Literacy and/or Economics standards.

Subject:
Social Studies
Economics
Government
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Date Added:
03/30/2022
GDP and Pizza : What Is It?
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GDP: What Is It? Is one of three short modules that are part of a series GDP and Pizza: Economics for Life. The series is designed to help students in civics, economics and other social studies classes grasp challenging economic content - and to explain why these topics are important for citizens to understand.

This first short module, GDP: What Is It? covers:

the definition Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
the components of GDP
per capita GDP

The module includes interactive checks for understanding, video clips of a Fed economist explaining concepts and everyday examples that will make sense to students. In addition, students complete a pre- and post-test to assess learning. This content from Econ Lowdown also features alignment to national Financial Literacy and/or Economics standards.

Subject:
Social Studies
Economics
Government
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Date Added:
03/30/2022
Gasoline Ration Card
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World War II ration memorabilia collection, 1942-1947.

The Office of Price Administration and Civilian Supply was established by Presidential Executive Order 8734 on April 11, 1941, in an effort to control inflation. The civilian supply function of the agency was transferred to the Office of Production Management in August of 1941 and the name was shortened to the Office of Price Administration (OPA). The Emergency Price Control Act (January 30, 1942) established the purposes of the agency as follows: to stabilize prices and rents and prevent unwarranted increases in them; to prevent profiteering, hoarding and speculation; to assure that defense appropriations were not dissipated by excessive prices; to protect those with fixed incomes from undue impairment of their living standards; to assist in securing adequate production; and to prevent a post-emergency collapse of values." The OPA fixed price ceilings on all commodities except farm products and controlled rents in defense areas. The first rationing program, for automobile tires, was initiated December 27, 1941. There were two types of rationing programs. The first was a certificate program, where an applicant had to meet eligibility standards and show need to a local ration board before receiving a certificate permitting purchase of the rationed item. This type of program was applied to ties, automobiles, typewriters, bicycles, rubber footwear and stoves. The second program was a coupon or stamp type for which all civilians were eligible. These programs were administered through local banks and covered foods, fuel oil, gasoline and shoes. Rationing continued throughout World War II and by the end of November 1945 only the sugar and rubber tire rationing programs remained. Tire rationing ceased on December 31, 1945. Sugar rationing continued until June 11, 1947. The Office of Price Administration was dissolved April 1, 1947.

Subject:
Government and Public Administration
American Government
American History
Government
History
Modern World History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Provider:
State Library of Ohio
Provider Set:
Ohio Memory
Author:
United States Office of Price Administration
Date Added:
01/31/2019
Graphically Presenting Quantitative Relationships: Elements of Effective Posters
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This workshop involves students in evaluating the efficacy of posters as a communication tool, focusing on elements of clarity in poster and graphic design.

Subject:
Government
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Julian Westerhout
Date Added:
02/24/2021
Great Depression Curriculum Unit
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History holds many economic lessons. The Great Depression, in particular, is an event that provides the opportunity to teach and learn a great deal about economics-whether you're studying the economic reasons that the Depression took place, the factors that helped it come to an end or the impact on Americans who lived through it. This curriculum is designed to provide teachers with economic lessons that they can share with their students to help them understand this significant experience in U.S. history.

Subject:
Social Studies
Economics
Government
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Date Added:
03/30/2022
In Plain English
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Want to learn about the Federal Reserve? Have no fear! In Plain English describes the structure and functions of the Federal Reserve System in an easy-to-understand interactive format.

Topics include:

Why Do We Need a Federal Reserve?
Board of Governors
Federal Reserve Banks
Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC)
What Does the Federal Reserve Do?
Independence and Accountability

The Federal Reserve System is an important – but complicated institution. Make sense of the Fed in a format that is explained – In Plain English. This content from Econ Lowdown also features alignment to national Financial Literacy and/or Economics standards.

Subject:
Financial Literacy
Social Studies
Economics
Government
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Date Added:
03/30/2022
In Plain English: Spanish Version
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Want to learn about the Federal Reserve? Have no fear! En Lenguaje Sencillo describes the structure and functions of the Federal Reserve System in an easy-to-understand interactive format.

Topics include:

Why Do We Need a Federal Reserve?
Board of Governors
Federal Reserve Banks
Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC)
What Does the Federal Reserve Do?
Independence and Accountability

The Federal Reserve System is an important – but complicated institution. Make sense of the Fed in a format that is explained – En Lenguaje Sencillo. This content from Econ Lowdown also features alignment to national Financial Literacy and/or Economics standards.

Subject:
Financial Literacy
Social Studies
Economics
Government
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Date Added:
03/30/2022
It's Your Paycheck! Curriculum Unit
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It's Your Paycheck! is designed for use in high school personal finance classes. The curriculum contains three sections-"Know Your Dough," "KaChing!" and "All About Credit." The lessons in each of these sections employ various teaching strategies to engage students so that they have opportunities to apply the concepts being taught. Each lesson includes black-line masters of the handouts and visuals needed to teach the lesson. This content from Econ Lowdown also features alignment to national Financial Literacy and/or Economics standards.

Subject:
Finance
Career and Technical Education
Financial Literacy
Mathematics
Social Studies
Government
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Date Added:
03/30/2022
It's Your Paycheck! Lesson 3: Cash the Check and Track the Dough
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Students participate in an activity to learn about checking accounts, savings accounts and check cashing services. Students learn the components of a check, and they organize and enter information into an account register - in order to determine the balance. Students learn why maintaining account records is important. Students balance a monthly account statement.

Subject:
Finance
Career and Technical Education
Financial Literacy
Mathematics
Social Studies
Government
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Date Added:
03/30/2022
It's Your Paycheck! Lesson 3: Cash the Check and Track the Dough (Spanish)
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Students participate in an activity to learn about checking accounts, savings accounts and check cashing services. Students learn the components of a check, and they organize and enter information into an account register - in order to determine the balance. Students learn why maintaining account records is important. Students balance a monthly account statement.

Subject:
Finance
Career and Technical Education
Financial Literacy
Mathematics
Social Studies
Government
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Date Added:
03/30/2022
It's Your Paycheck! Lesson 4: Your Budget Plan
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Students participate in "Beat the Financial Expert!," a game that illustrates positive and negative spending behaviors. They analyze the "Beat the Financial Expert!" results, identify effective and ineffective budgeting behaviors and create a budget from a transaction history.

Subject:
Finance
Career and Technical Education
Financial Literacy
Mathematics
Social Studies
Government
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Date Added:
03/30/2022
It's Your Paycheck! Lesson 4: Your Budget Plan (Spanish)
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Students participate in "Beat the Financial Expert!," a game that illustrates positive and negative spending behaviors. They analyze the "Beat the Financial Expert!" results, identify effective and ineffective budgeting behaviors and create a budget from a transaction history.

Subject:
Finance
Career and Technical Education
Financial Literacy
Mathematics
Social Studies
Government
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Date Added:
03/30/2022
It's Your Paycheck! Lesson 5:Savvy Savers
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Students calculate compound interest to identify benefits of saving in interest-bearing accounts. They learn the "rule of 72" and apply it to both investments and debt. They learn that there is a relationship between the level of risk for an investment and the potential reward or return on that investment.

Subject:
Finance
Career and Technical Education
Financial Literacy
Mathematics
Social Studies
Economics
Government
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Date Added:
03/30/2022