Why people trade -Economic decision making -Using economic reasoning to solve mysteries -Property rights in a market economy -The role of government in a market economy -The economic way of thinking: three activities to demonstrate marginal analysis -A market in wheat - Productivity -The invention convention -The circular flow of economic activity -Money and inflation -Fiscal policy: a two-act play -Comparative advantage and trade in a global economy -Exchange rates: money around the world.
Educational Lab for Teachers and Students - Lesson Plan and Worksheet (Grades 9 to 12): Making Medicare: The Creation of a Social Program
WEBSITE: Lesson Plan : Making Medicare: The Creation of a Social Program (gr. 9-12)
Discover the trail your money takes as it goes to pay for everything including the raw materials used to make a product, the workers who produce it, and the advertisers who promote it. Humorous illustrations demystify the process by providing a visual breakdown of all the elements involved in monetary transactions.
With bright, strong imagery, Ginger Goodwin presents the story of labour activist and martyr Albert Ginger Goodwin. This accessible and thoughtful graphic history explores Goodwin's life, work, and death in the mining communities of Cumberland, British Columbia
FICTION:Sent to live with his uncle, a coal mine manager in British Columbia, after his father's death in World War I, Will Ryan becomes involved with radical union organizer, Red Goodwin.
FICTION:A Mexican boy tells of his journey to the U.S. with his family. They must face many dangers to cross the border, only to experience the uncertainty felt by all illegal immigrants
Social and Welfare Services
There is a general division in Canada between social security programs and social and welfare services. Social security programs, which are the responsibility of all levels of government, provide direct economic assistance in one form or another to individuals or families. Included in this category are programs such as Family Allowances, Old Age Pensions and provincial and municipal social-assistance programs.
DVD:A group of six university students, calling themselves 'Wal-Town', take to the Canadian highway over two summers. Armed with thousands of pamphlets and fliers, and with one gonzo journalist along for the ride, they visit 36 of Canada's more than 200 Wal-Mart stores with one formidable goal: to raise public awareness about Wal-Mart's business practices and the effects of the company's policies on cities and towns across Canada...
The title explores the presence of capitalism around the world, with coverage including France, Germany, Russia, China, India, and Africa. Included articles examine capitalism and the global financial crisis, capitalism and its impact on worldwide democracy, and capitalism and social welfare spending.
DVD:This program shows how algebraic functions are used in business and finance to calculate and compare rates of simple and compound interest, to efficiently store products, and to track profit and loss in a business setting.
What is trade? - University of Calgary
Introduction -- What is trade? -- Trade leads to exploration -- Barter in the Americas -- Gold-salt trade in West Africa -- Barter today -- Trade with money -- Trade between nations -- The U.S. as an exporter today -- The U.S. as an importer today -- Trade between other nations -- Tariffs -- Tariffs cause conflicts.;Learn how countries around the world engage in trade; learn about tariffs, trade agreements, and trade embargoes.;Suggested for grades 5 to 8.