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Commons:Free media resources/Video - Wikimedia Commons

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The Mind of a Middle Schooler: How Brains Learn

The Mind of a Middle Schooler: How Brains Learn | I-S Economics | Scoop.it
In my last post, I began a celebration of brains and made the argument as to why teachers need to brush up on their knowledge of brains in order to reach that all-too-allusive 'tween noggin.


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5 Apps to Creatively Connect with Parents! | Scholastic.com

5 Apps to Creatively Connect with Parents! | Scholastic.com | I-S Economics | Scoop.it
Having a positive relationship with the parents of your students can help your year get off to a great start.  I've found that parents often just want to feel connected and involved.
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8 Ideas, 10 Guides, And 17 Tools For A Better Professional Learning Network

8 Ideas, 10 Guides, And 17 Tools For A Better Professional Learning Network | I-S Economics | Scoop.it
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50 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom

50 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom | I-S Economics | Scoop.it
The 50 tips and projects provide you and your students with 50 ways to incorporate Twitter into important and lasting lessons.
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Why Students Need Financial Literacy

Why Students Need Financial Literacy | I-S Economics | Scoop.it
This post was written by Ohio teacher Brian Page @FinEdChat   The curriculum ladder   As teachers, we are all feeling the squeeze of tough economic times. States have cut education fundin...
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20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics

20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics | I-S Economics | Scoop.it
A picture is worth a thousand words – based on this, infographics would carry hundreds of thousands of words, yet if you let a reader choose between a full-length 1000-word article and an infographic that needs a few scroll-downs, they’d probably...
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20 Incredible TED Talks You Should Show Your High School Students

20 Incredible TED Talks You Should Show Your High School Students | I-S Economics | Scoop.it

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Economic lesson plans, Personal Finance lesson plans and resources for educators, students and afterschool providers | EconEdLink

Economic lesson plans, Personal Finance lesson plans and resources for educators, students and afterschool providers | EconEdLink | I-S Economics | Scoop.it
EconEdLink.org contains economics and personal finance lessons for K-12 teachers and students. EconEdLink.org is brought to you by the Council for Economic Education.
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Unexpected Consequences

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Climate change has numerous casualities: the melting of the Arctic Sea ice is one such environment nightmare that's a result of global warming (don't worry Texans, you can just call it a "freak heat wave" or an "inexplicable anomaly").   But like all global processes, not all places are impacted equally.  Even in an economic recession, some find fortune while the majority flounder.  Same is true with the melting of the Artic; the melting might potentially opening up the fabled Northwest Passage and create new, seasonal shipping lanes.  Who would benefit from this?  Who would suffer?  To see a short video on this, see: http://www.economist.com/blogs/dailychart/2011/09/melting-arctic-sea-ice-and-shipping-routes  


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The Geography of Foreign Aid

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This map is a graphical representation of the Dashboard’s available data on foreign assistance appropriations by fiscal year. The darker a country’s shading appears on the map, the more funding that U.S. Government country office received in that fiscal year. Users can switch between fiscal years by using the dropdown box in the top right corner of the page. Users can choose a country by clicking the map or by selecting the name of the country from the drop down box above.


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Poverty In The U.S. By The Numbers

Poverty In The U.S. By The Numbers | I-S Economics | Scoop.it
2010 Poverty Rate: 15.1%, 46.2 million people in poverty.

Here are the numbers behind the face of poverty in America.


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Common Core State Standards by CEE

Common Core State Standards by CEE | I-S Economics | Scoop.it
The CEE has correlated selected lessons to the English Language Arts and Mathematics Common Core Standards.
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Beachfront B-Roll: General Stock Video

Beachfront B-Roll: General Stock Video | I-S Economics | Scoop.it
General Stock Videos that do not fit into any other category. Use the tabs above to browse for more specific royalty free clips to download.
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Economic Freedom

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The key to greater opportunity and an improved quality of life
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The Best Voice Recording App for Android

The Best Voice Recording App for Android | I-S Economics | Scoop.it
There are plenty of voice recording apps in the Android market, and they range in price and quality from simple one-touch voice recorders to feature-rich dictation tools.
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A premier source of classroom tested, Internet-based economic lesson materials for K-12 teachers and their students | EconEdLink

A premier source of classroom tested, Internet-based economic lesson materials for K-12 teachers and their students | EconEdLink | I-S Economics | Scoop.it
EconEdLink.org contains economics and personal finance lessons for K-12 teachers and students. EconEdLink.org is brought to you by the Council for Economic Education.
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Econoclass: Resources for Economics Teachers

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Games, activities, and resources for high school economics classes.
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Movin' On Up? That May Depend On Your Last Name : NPR

Economic historian Gregory Clark's study of social mobility traced surnames and found that a person's success in life may be largely determined by the status of ancestors hundreds of years ago.
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Wisconsin's K-12 Economics Standards resources

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The Best Countries to Be a Woman -- and the Worst

The Best Countries to Be a Woman -- and the Worst | I-S Economics | Scoop.it
Hint: India is last among the G20 and the United States didn't crack the top five in the latest survey to reflect poorly on the situation of American women.

 

A poll of 370 gender experts yielded some interesting results that reflect the local cultural, economic, political and developmental geographies.  Beyond using the lists of best and worst countries (since the rankings are still based on rather subjective criteria), students can come up with their most important factors in evaluating gender equity and evaluate the countries based on their own evaluations. 


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Ten Ways Walmart Changed the World

Ten Ways Walmart Changed the World | I-S Economics | Scoop.it
On July 2, 1962 -- 50 years ago today -- Sam Walton opened the very first Walmart store in Rogers, Arkansas.

 

The Walmart business model has profoundly reshaped the economic paradigm of retail these has 50 years.  Walmart is commonly cited as a business that exemplifies the processes of globalization.  How has Walmart reshaped aspects of society such as industrial production, environmental standards, labor, urban shopping locations, the outsourcing of manufacturing and consumption? 


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Jordan Simon's comment, August 17, 2012 9:12 AM
It is crazy to think that one store could change the world but this one has. Their effective ways of selling and buying products have made this store very well known. Walmart has more than 140 millions customers shop a week which is very impressive. Without Walmart where would we be?
Rj Ocampo's comment, August 24, 2012 4:11 PM
Its amazing to see how far Walmart has come in just 50 years! Sam Walton's philosophy "Always low prices," shaped Walmart to be so successful and could not be the same without it. It's crazy to know that one store could change the globe, I just wonder how much longer Walmart can keep their success going.
Matt Nardone's comment, September 2, 2012 12:19 PM
I have to say that Walmart is my mom's favorite store. I like going there because I know that things are cheaper and I can end up saving money when I get something I need. But I never realized that they put so many small companies out of business trying to make things cheaper for customers. It is a good thing for us but bad for small business guys. What is the right balance?
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Biggest transnational companies

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THE giant American conglomerate General Electric (GE) holds more assets abroad than any other non-financial firm in the world—over $500 billion worth. Its foreign assets make up over 70% of its total.

 

While we may think of Volkswagen as a "German" company, 78% of their assets are in other countries. What advantages is there for companies to have operations in multiple countries? How do transnational corporations change the geographies of production, consumption and economics?


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