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If you’re an economics, business or marketing teacher and want to teach your students about the market economy, Capstone is your ticket to success.
Capstone: Exemplary Lessons for High School Economics is a supplemental program that uses hands-on activities, exercises, simulations and projects to teach your students the ins-and-outs of high school economics.
With 45 lesson plans, you’ll use a methodical approach to cover all the crucial economics principles your students need to know:
- Introductory Economics
- Civics & Government
- Global Economics
- Personal Finance and Business Economics
Combined with your primary source curriculum, Capstone enhances your economics, business and marketing courses with standards-based lesson plans and rigorous student activities.
Turn Theoretical Principles Into Action with Activity-based Lesson Plans
Teaching a wide portfolio of economics concepts to high school students can be a challenge.
That’s why the hallmark of Capstone is the easy-to-use lesson plans, plus the unique mix of activity-based lessons, simulations, exercises and worksheets.
You teach by infusing real-world examples into your classroom and your students learn by doing.
That way, your students will leave your classroom with an applied understanding of how a market economy operates. You’ll challenge them to apply economics concepts to bite-size problems in your classroom, then transfer their knowledge to big-picture situations.
Who Should Use Capstone
- Economics Teachers – for your mainstream or honors Economics course
- Business Educators – give your students an all-important foundation in micro- and macroeconomics
- Marketing – show your students the power of pricing and how to compete in the global economy
- Curriculum Directors, Department Chairs – become an expert on the Capstone program and use it as a high school economics curriculum guide
How to Use Capstone
You’ll use two elements to introduce your students to the key economics concepts you want to cover: lesson plans for you, and applied activities and exercises for your students.
Activities cover a broad range of critical thinking skills and utilize:
- Simulations – bring the markets to life with the ‘Silver Market,’ or create a greeting cards production line to demonstrate productivity
- Readings – I, Pencil by Leonard Read, Four Models of Market Structures and The Economics of the US Constitution
- Role playing – your students star in a two-act play, plus visit with Adam Smith and a panel of famous economists
- Case studies – students read 4 environmental case studies, examine the issues and debate solutions
- Data analysis – analyze and plot demand schedules, curves and more; identify voting trends
Key Features of Capstone
Simple, Turnkey Lesson Plans – everything you need to teach the lesson is included: background content, standards-based concepts, visuals, handouts, activities and multiple choice and essay assessments.
Correlated to National Content Standards in Economics – teaching to the standards is crucial, and Capstone’s 45 lesson plans cover every single economic content standard.
New Student Experiences, Every Class Period – you’ll add variety and action to your classroom so that every student—regardless of learning level or interest in economics—will find a way to learn about the market economy in a fun, interactive environment.