Economics

Social Studies (X) - Middle (X) - Economics (X)

Career Connections | Hospitality Management

Icon: 
Streaming icon

Hospitality-related careers include bed-and-breakfast manager, wedding planner, and restaurant owner. Viewers will see how an understanding of both the fine arts and financial literacy are important in this line of work.

216: Modern Georgia, Part IV | Georgia Stories

Icon: 
Streaming icon

Major events and industry are vital to the Georgia economy. Each year, special events, such as conventions, trades hows, and sporting events, happen all across the state of Georgia and bring in millions of dollars. These events attract new people to the state every year, and while they are there, they can see a show that, perhaps, will feature a new up and coming artist in Atlanta's booming music industry.

Career Connections | Restaurant Management

Icon: 
Streaming icon

In this video viewers will learn why having knowledge and competence in customer service, world languages, fine arts, and financial literacy are critical for a restaurant manager.

209: The New South, Part I | Georgia Stories

Icon: 
Streaming icon

At the end of the 19th century, Georgia was undergoing many changes. The Coca-Cola company started up in Atlanta and through massive advertising campaigns came to be a worldwide brand. The Morton Theater provided a haven for African American performers to practice their craft before a crowd. And the tragedy of the lynching of Leo Frank shocked the city.

Gator Farm | America's Heartland

Icon: 
Streaming icon

Cattle, horses, or pigs are usually what you think of when you think of livestock. Well, in Florida this farm raises Alligators. Take a look at this unique niche farm and how they operate. 

Niche Farming | America's Heartland

Icon: 
Streaming icon

Learn how agriculture is feeding the demand of the country's growing diversity. Visit one of the county's successful niche farming operations. Over 3-dozen varieties of crops are grown here, tailored to a fast growing ethnic market. 

Rivers, Roads, Rails, and Air | The Decline of Railroads and Streetcars

Icon: 
Streaming icon

Discover how the building and use of railroads declined due to the popularity of automobiles and trucks. One effect was the development of regional and short line railroads that served smaller communities. Several larger cities used local electric streetcars until the automobiles took over.

Rivers, Roads, Rails, and Air | In Mid-continent and “The Holy Dog”

Icon: 
Streaming icon

Discover how transportation has affected every step of North Dakota history. North Dakota’s position in the center of North America has always made transportation a challenge with even the earliest peoples seeking ways to cover large distances of land. The arrival of horses to the Northern Plains had a radical effect on the Native American culture and way of life.

The History of the Bobcat

Icon: 
Streaming icon

Learn about how the Keller brothers from Minnesota invented the first Bobcat loader, and built it using scrap metal.

Rivers, Roads, Rails, and Air | Road Improvement

Icon: 
Streaming icon

Learn how by the 1910s, state government began making an effort to improve roads by financially aiding counties, and the federal government began assisting with funding. The economic hardships of the 1930s meant less funds, but the state authorized the state patrol and began issuing drivers' licenses.

Rivers, Roads, Rails, and Air | Barnstorming

Icon: 
Streaming icon

Learn about early airplanes, and how they were a novelty and flying a source of entertainment for bystanders, but quickly became essential in the transportation of passengers and goods.

Faces of the Oil Patch | Howard Klug (Changes)

Icon: 
Streaming icon

Hear Howard Klug who speaks about the patience of his regular customers at the café and restaurant at El Rancho Hotel: the customers might have to wait to be seated and now feel rushed to finish because there is a line out the door.

Faces of the Oil Patch | Howard Klug (Future)

Icon: 
Streaming icon

Learn about Howard Klug, a Williston city commissioner and local business owner, who understands that some people think that people in the oil patch should have known the boom was coming, but he disagrees. The magnitude was unexpected, and he predicts that there will be more wells in the future. This boom won’t be over for quite awhile.

Faces of the Oil Patch | Pudge Brewster

Icon: 
Streaming icon

Learn about Pudge Brewster who moved to North Dakota after working an oil boom in Colorado. His company began by hauling equipment to the Williston area and has since contracted with companies to haul gravel.

Piracy or Defending | Steamboats on the Red

Icon: 
Streaming icon

Learn about how history is in the eye of the beholder and Americans traditionally see their economic successes as progress in this video from the Steamboat on the Red series. In the case of the steamboats, however, the Chippewa people saw the Americans as rude and in violation of international law. When the Native people attempted to enforce their land rights, they were seen as pirates in the eyes of Americans.

Looking at the shallow twists and turns of the Red River, it’s hard to imagine that steam-powered paddlewheel boats were once the most important transportation link between St. Paul, Minnesota, and Winnipeg, Manitoba. From the first in 1859 to the last that sank in 1909, Red River steamboats hauled thousands of settlers and millions of tons of freight across the border between the United States and Canada. Although it lasted barely 50 years, the age of the steamboat forged a commercial network between the two countries that exists to this day in the Interstate-29 corridor.

Pages