Posts Tagged "Economics"

New Products: Edgenuity’s United States Government, Economics, and World History Studies

New Products: Edgenuity’s United States Government, Economics, and World History Studies

Is your district looking for additional courses for online instruction? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of Edgenuity’s United States Government, Economics, and World History Studies.

Edgenuity’s United States Government, Economics, and World History Studies are comprehensive, online courses that support instruction in blended learning and self-paced environments. Video-based lessons focus on developing students’ understanding of social studies topics, such as the Cradle of Civilization and the importance of Constitutional rights.

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New Product Reviews: Glynlyon’s Odysseyware High School Social Studies Courses

Learning List has reviewed five of Glynlyon’s Odysseyware comprehensive social studies courses for Texas high schools. Each course addresses the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and supports instruction in self-paced and credit-recovery programs and blended learning environments. Content incorporates instructional videos, grade-appropriate texts, games, and interactive learning activities. A brief description of each course is provided below. [Read more…]

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New Review: Cengage Learning’s Economics

[Source: Cengage Learning]

[Source: Cengage Learning]

Cengage Learning’s Economics with Emphasis on the Free Enterprise System is a comprehensive, semester-long high school economics course. Resources are available in print and eBook formats. Instruction introduces students to basic concepts in economics, including market structures, money and banking, global trade, and the role of government and business in shaping economic policies. Each unit begins with an overview of chapter content and a set of projects that incorporate 21st century skills (e.g., communication and collaboration). Chapters begin with a “Free Enterprise in Action” feature about an individual (e.g., an entrepreneur) or event (e.g., the housing crash) related to economics.

Informational text is written in a conversational style that most high school students will understand. Content includes relevant visual elements, such as: photographs, charts, figures, and graphs, and frequent checks for understanding. The course includes profiles of key figures in economics (e.g., Steve Jobs) and a set of textbox features. Textboxes include connections between economics and mathematics, explorations of the role of ethics in economic decisions, investigations of global issues, and activities that encourage students to examine problems from the perspective of an economist.

Teacher editions provide guidance in implementing activities with students, strategies for differentiating instruction, and references to additional course resources. Point-of-use resources, such as discussion questions, answer keys, and notes to support instruction, are also included.

[Source: Cengage Learning]

[Source: Cengage Learning]

About Cengage: Engaged with you. Cengage Learning believes that engagement is the foundation of learning…engagement is at their core and their focus is on engaging with learners, both in the classroom and beyond, to ensure the most effective product design, learning solutions and personalized services — all to help people learn. Cengage Learning understands that an engaged learner is a successful one and they are leading the transition to digital with a unique faculty AND student perspective to transform learning through engagement. The name itself reinforces this core commitment — “engage” is at the “center” of all they do.

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New Review: EMC Publishing’s Economics

[Source: EMC Publishing]

[Source: EMC Publishing]

EMC Publishing’s Economics: New Ways of Thinking (Second Edition) is a comprehensive, semester-long high school economics course available in print and eBook formats. Instruction introduces students to concepts in economics in the context of globalization and relevant current events. Content is organized in five units: (1) introduction to economics, including the free enterprise system, (2) the concepts of supply and demand, (3) microeconomics, (4) macroeconomics, and (5) trade and investment. Each unit includes an overarching project and ends with an activity in which students debate economic issues.

The course includes features that make connections between economics and students’ lives. The Why it Matters? feature establishes the relevance of content to students’ lives and Economics Around the Clock demonstrates the day-to-day applications of concepts. Resources also support student understanding and engagement. The “A Student Asks” feature anticipates many of the questions students may have as they read and provides answers. “Economics in the Real World” poses questions that link economics to culturally relevant topics and events (e.g., Can Big Macs Predict Exchange Rates?). “Your Personal Economics” demonstrates how economics connects to individual students (e.g., the power of saving), “Economic Facts and Fallacies” clarifies common misconceptions, and “Thinking Like an Economist” asks students to examine problems from an economist’s point of view. The course culminates in a multi-day, multimedia group research project in which students examine the effects of a financial crisis.

Teacher Editions include comprehensive resources to support instruction, including a pacing guide for 50-minute and block schedule courses and a correlation to the Voluntary National Content Standards in Economics. Teacher materials include suggestions for cross-curricular activities, Internet research projects, and collaborative learning experiences.

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