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3.2.1 What is Economics?
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This Roadmap is a remix of Michigan Open Book, MC3 and GIANTS put together all in one place. In this lesson students connect geography to economics as they explore how natural resources are used to produce goods and services in Michigan. They use specific examples such as the use of fertile soil to grow major crops. Students then use a Michigan product to dissect the resources necessary for production. In exploring Michigan products, the concept of entrepreneurship is introduced.

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Social Science
Economics
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Collabrify Roadmap Center
Author:
GIANTS
MC3
Michigan Open Book
Monique Coulman
Date Added:
03/07/2020
3.2.2 How do People use Resources to Produce Goods?
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This Roadmap is a remix of Michigan Open Book, MC3 and GIANTS all in one place. In this lesson students connect geography to economics as they explore how natural resources are used to produce goods and services in Michigan. They use specific examples such as the use of fertile soil to grow major crops. Students then use a Michigan product to dissect the resources necessary for production. In exploring Michigan products, the concept of entrepreneurship is introduced.

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Social Science
Economics
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Provider Set:
Collabrify Roadmap Center
Author:
GIANTS
MC3
Michigan Open Book
Monique Coulman
Date Added:
03/07/2020
3.2.3 How does Scarcity Affect Choices?
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The Roadmap is a remix of the Michigan Open Book, MC3 and GIANTS all in one place. This lesson begins with a scenario showing how scarcity results from the tension between limited resources and unlimited wants. Students then participate in a simulation involving economic decisions, choice, and opportunity costs. During the simulation, incentives such as sales are introduced. Students then apply these concepts to economic choices made in the state of Michigan by looking at how businesses and industries are affected by scarcity, choice and incentives.

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Social Science
Economics
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Activity/Lab
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Collabrify Roadmap Center
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GIANTS
MC3
Michigan Open Book
Monique Coulman
Date Added:
03/07/2020
3.2.4 What are some important economic activities in Michigan?
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This Roadmap is a remix of the Michigan Open Book, MC3 and GIANTS all in one place. In this lesson students continue to explore the concepts of scarcity, choice, and productive resources as they examine different types of economic activities in Michigan. They begin by identifying goods and services produced in their own local communities. Next, they explore a wide variety of Michigan products by playing a simple game and then categorizing the Michigan products according to economic activities such as manufacturing, agriculture, and mining. Next they take a brief look at service industries and tourism as well as research and development. Throughout the lesson, they use their knowledge of Michigan’s physical and human geography to answer the question: “Why is this economic activity located here?”

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Social Science
Economics
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Activity/Lab
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Homework/Assignment
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Collabrify Roadmap Center
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GIANTS
MC3
Michigan Open Book
Monique Coulman
Date Added:
03/07/2020
3.2.5 How Does Specialization Affect Michigan's Economy?
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This lesson begins with students connecting back to second grade and brainstorming reasons that people specialize (e.g., they have a special skill or talent, availability of productive resources, etc.). They then examine how specialization results in trade with others as they complete a graphic organizer depicting the relationship among specialization, trade, and interdependence. They expand their thinking as they consider how states and countries also specialize and are interdependent through an exploration of Michigan imports and exports.

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Social Science
Economics
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Activity/Lab
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Homework/Assignment
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Collabrify Roadmap Center
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GIANTS
MC3
Michigan Open Book
Monique Coulman
Date Added:
03/08/2020
3.2.6 What Might be in Michigan's Economic Future?
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This lesson involves students using what they have learned about Michigan’s economic activities to explore Michigan’s economic future. Students are introduced to the importance of business development and entrepreneurship for Michigan’s economic future through a short, simplified newspaper article on a small company producing wind turbines. Next, they explore why wind turbine production and wind farms may become a vital part of Michigan’s economic future.

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Social Science
Economics
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Activity/Lab
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Homework/Assignment
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Collabrify Roadmap Center
Author:
GIANTS
MC3
Michigan Open Book
Monique Coulman
Date Added:
03/08/2020
3rd Grade Michigan Social Studies (Chapters 1-4)
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This Roadmap is a full year plan that covers the geography, economics, government and history of Michigan.

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History
Physical Geography
Social Science
Economics
Political Science
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Homework/Assignment
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Collabrify Roadmap Center
Author:
GIANTS
MC3
Michigan Open Book
Monique Coulman
Date Added:
03/11/2020
The American Housing Finance System
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The course is intended for people who would like a deeper understanding of the American housing finance system. The focus will be on providing necessary background knowledge rather than on evaluating specific policy proposals.  Near the end of the course, participants will be encouraged to bring up policy issues and to discuss them in light of the information presented.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Marginal Revolution University
Author:
Arnold Kling
Date Added:
02/16/2018
Building a Competitive First Nation Investment Climate
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This is the first edition of the open text book Building a Competitive Investment Climate on First Nation Lands. This textbook is for students who are First Nation and tribal government employees or students who would like to work for or with First Nation and tribal governments. The purpose of this textbook is to help interested First Nation and tribal governments build a competitive investment climate. Work began on this text book in early 2012 with a generous grant from the Donner Canadian Foundation. Financial support was also provided by the First Nations Tax Commission and the Tulo Centre.

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Business and Communication
Economics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics
Date Added:
03/23/2015
Building a Competitive First Nation Investment Climate
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This is the first edition of the open text book Building a Competitive Investment Climate on First Nation Lands. This textbook is for students who are First Nation and tribal government employees or students who would like to work for or with First Nation and tribal governments. The purpose of this textbook is to help interested First Nation and tribal governments build a competitive investment climate. Work began on this text book in early 2012 with a generous grant from the Donner Canadian Foundation. Financial support was also provided by the First Nations Tax Commission and the Tulo Centre.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Economics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics
Date Added:
03/23/2015
Development Economics
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Why are some countries rich and others poor? This fundamental question has been on the mind of economists since Adam Smith wrote "The Wealth of Nations" in 1776. This is a full course that covers all the major issues and developments in the field of development economics. Unlike typical college courses, we will take you to the frontier of the discipline, covering recent research as well as more established material. This course is non-technical and is accessible to a beginner. If you pass the final exam, you will earn our "Development Economics" certificate on your profile.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Marginal Revolution University
Author:
Alex Tabarrok
Tyler Cowen
Date Added:
02/16/2018
Econ Duel
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Economics can explain many of life’s big questions. Problem is, it can sometimes provide multiple, even conflicting, answers. So which answers are the “right” ones? There’s only one way to find out: Econ Duel! In this fun series from Marginal Revolution University, you’ll have a chance to hear from leading economic thinkers as they debate the big questions discussed in the news, in our schools, and around the dinner table.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Marginal Revolution University
Author:
Alex Tabarrok
Lawrence H. White
Matthew Yglesias
Scott Sumner
Tyler Cowen
Date Added:
02/16/2018
Economic History of the Soviet Union
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Economic theory must distinguish between publicly owned and privately owned property if it is to account for the effect of institutions on the behavior of individuals. Careful study of the theories of Marxists and the real-world experience in the Soviet economy offer important lessons and insight for economic modeling and the ongoing development of theory. In this course, Marxist/Leninist theory and Soviet reality will be studied with an open mind, and with the goal of taking lessons from the case study.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Marginal Revolution University
Author:
Guinevere Liberty Nell
Date Added:
02/16/2018
Economics Illustrated: Illuminating Standards Video Series
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Tenth grade students in San Diego, CA created a professional-quality book explaining key terms and concepts in economics. Students defined economic terms in language that non-economists could understand; described current situations in which those concepts were present in our everyday lives; and created cut-block print illustrations. This film features interviews with the humanities teacher, art teacher, and former students. It raises questions about what understanding and memorable learning actually looks like.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
EL Education
Date Added:
07/03/2018
Economics "What factors most significantly impact Michigan's economy?" Chapter 2
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Students will explore the principles and concepts of economics through the lens of Michigan today. Students use what they have learned in the previous unit about Michigan’s natural resources to explore how natural, human and capital resources combine to influence the types of businesses in our state today. Student then focus on the economic principles of scarcity, choice, and opportunity costs. Using a simulation model, students experience the impact of scarcity on their choices and the opportunity costs that result. After identifying Michigan’s current economic activities, students explain the reasons for their location. Using fruit as an example, students are introduced to how geography affects specialization and interdependence. The concept of interdependence exposes students to Michigan’s connection with the national and global economies. Finally, students explore the role of government with respect to goods, services, and incentives.

Subject:
Social Science
Economics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Textbook
Provider Set:
Collabrify Roadmap Center
Author:
GIANTS
MC3
Michigan Open Book
Monique Coulman
Date Added:
03/05/2020
Economics and You
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Understanding economics, what some people call "economic literacy," is becoming essential for citizens in our national and increasingly interconnected world economy. Increasingly, productive members of society must be able to identify, analyze, and evaluate the causes and consequences of individual economic decisions and public policy including issues raised by constraints imposed by scarcity, how economies and markets work, and the benefits and costs of economic interaction and interdependence. Such literacy includes analysis, reasoning, problem solving, and decision making that helps people function as consumers, producers, savers, investors, and responsible citizens. - From the Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations

Subject:
Social Science
Economics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
MIOpenBook
Provider Set:
Michigan Open Book Project
Author:
Arsenau, Ronalyn
Balzar, Travis
Dutcher, Kelly
Hintz, Katie
Noga, Kim
Weaver, Brian
Date Added:
08/15/2015
Economics and You, Chapter 1: Fundamentals of Economics
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Understanding economics will help to make you a more successful person. Economics is a broad subject, just like any academic topic, that can be pursued from undergraduate programs at the university level, all the way to doctoral programs that require upwards of seven years of research to complete. However, our goal is to give you the most important basics of economic thinking so that you can not only earn an “A” in your high school economics class, but also learn how to be a more effective earner, saver, spender, and citizen.

Subject:
Social Science
Economics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
MIOpenBook
Provider Set:
Michigan Open Book Project
Author:
Brian Weaver
Katie Hintz
Kelly Dutcher
Kim Noga
Ronalyn Arsenau
Travis Balzar
Date Added:
12/17/2017
Economics and You, Chapter 2: Choices in Individual Households
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In this economics unit you will explore how buyers and sellers meet together in markets to trade. Also you will look at the process of how prices are determined. Next, you will take a special look at what equilibrium is in economics as well as how it responds to a change in certain factors that affect supply or demand. Finally you will be asked to judge the fairness and efficacy of how equilibrium is reached in current American markets.

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Social Science
Economics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
MIOpenBook
Provider Set:
Michigan Open Book Project
Author:
Brian Weaver
Katie Hintz
Kelly Dutcher
Kim Noga
Ronalyn Arsenau
Travis Balzar
Date Added:
12/18/2017
Economics and You, Chapter 3: Choices in Business
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Berkeley is opening a new retail business selling local products to tourists in the summer. She is an entrepreneur, someone who identifies a need and takes a risk by starting a business to fill that need. Entrepreneurs often have similar traits. They are self-starters, independent minded, hard working, and willing to take risks. What form of business structure should Berkeley choose for her new business? She has a number of business structures to choose from.

Subject:
Social Science
Economics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
MIOpenBook
Provider Set:
Michigan Open Book Project
Author:
Brian Weaver
Katie Hintz
Kelly Dutcher
Kim Noga
Ronalyn Arsenau
Travis Balzar
Date Added:
12/18/2017
Economics and You, Chapter 4: Economic Growth
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Over time, many tools have been developed by economists to monitor a nation’s economic performance. And while many of these tools can seem too large in scale and too overwhelming to apply to your daily life, looking at some of the same indicators that economists do can actually help you as an individual make decisions on how to make the most of your income.

Subject:
Social Science
Economics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
MIOpenBook
Provider Set:
Michigan Open Book Project
Author:
Brian Weaver
Katie Hintz
Kelly Dutcher
Kim Noga
Ronalyn Arsenau
Travis Balzar
Date Added:
12/18/2017