12.E3 - Impact of American Capitalism on Global Economy

New York Slice

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In New York Slice, each player slices pizzas into portions, giving their opponents first choice, while they take the leftovers.

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Middle
High
Content Area: 
Math
Family/Consumer Science
Play Time: 
30 min.
New York Slice

Piece o Cake

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Everyone knows the cake rules: one person cuts,the other chooses. In this way, one makes the slices as equal as possible so that one does not end up with the short end.

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Middle
High
Content Area: 
Math
Family/Consumer Science
Play Time: 
20 min.
Piece o Cake

Inequality for All (2013)

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A passionate argument on behalf of the middle class, INEQUALITY FOR ALL features Robert Reich-professor, best-selling author, and Clinton cabinet member-as he demonstrates how the widening income gap has a devastating impact on the American economy. The film is an intimate portrait of a man whose lifelong goal remains protecting those who are unable to protect themselves.

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High
Length: 
01:30
Inequality for All

The Great Depression (2003)

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This program examines the many factors that led to the Depression, Hoover's attempts to counter the nation's economic woes, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal programs.

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High
Length: 
00:30
The Great Depression

The Progressive Era (2003)

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The Progressive Era—This program explores our history and culture during the early 20th century, when a wave of reforms changed our political system and attempted to remedy the social and economic inequities arising from industrialization and urbanization.

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High
Length: 
00:30
The Progressive Era

What's the Economy for, Anyway? (2009)

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Ecological economist Dave Batker presents a humorous, edgy, factual, timely and highly-visual monologue about the American economy today, challenging the ways we measure economic success - especially the Gross Domestic Product - and offering an answer to the question: What's the Economy For, Anyway?

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High
Length: 
00:40
What's the Economy for, Anyway?

China Blue (2005)

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Examines the conditions of a factory in Shaxi, China, where mostly young women workers produce blue jeans for the western market in the age of globalization. Illuminates the economic pressures applied by Western companies and their human consequences. China Blue takes a look behind the closed factory gates and gives the anonymous workers a face.

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High
Length: 
01:28
China Blue

A New Deal (2005)

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Roosevelt's new deal to Americans delivered some of the most important political and economic reforms in the 20th century. How America was transformed in the 1930s is examined and the legacy of these changes is assessed.

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Middle
High
Length: 
00:30
A New Deal

Populist Challenge (2005)

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Farmers became more productive and marginalized in economic and political life, responding by organizing significant challenges to the established political powers of the era. The meaning and legacy of the Populists is assessed.

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Middle
High
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00:30
Populist Challenge

Exchange Rates: What in the World is a Dollar Worth? (2012)

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By 1925 Great Britain went off the gold standard, managing to increase exports and lessen imports. The U.S. market was flooded with British goods and U.S. industry suffered. In July, 1944 world economic leaders met in Bretton Woods, NH for a "new world economic order" and soon the dollar became the new standard.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
00:29
Exchange Rates: What in the World is a Dollar Worth?

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