Economics

Middle (X) - Economics (X)

New York's Economic Growth

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With the onset of the Industrial Revolution, New York State truly came into its own as a center for industry and economy. Businessmen like Jay Gould of the railroad industry and oil tycoon JD Rockefeller helped make New York prosperous, while many local inventors, engineers, and architects helped create new and valuable ideas. From the beauty and strength of the Brooklyn Bridge to the innovations of Corning Glass Works, New York's past and present are ripe with fascinating tales of economic growth and innovation.

New York's Economic Growth

Leaders of New York's Industrial Growth

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New York State has many unique geographical qualities and resources that have helped make it a leader in business and industry. This fascinating book traces the history of the state's industrial growth from its earliest colonial occupation by the Dutch to the development of factories and infrastructure that make New York the flourishing hub it is today. This helpful resource features primary source documents and maps from New York's history.

Leaders of New York's Industrial Growth

Agricola

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In Agricola (Latin for "farmer"), you're a farmer in a wooden shack with your spouse and little else.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Business/Technology
Play Time: 
120 min.
Agricola

For Sale

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Going once! Going twice! Sold to the highest bidder! In this perfectly-crafted bidding game, players are forced to make a multitude of difficult decisions every minute…and that’s just in the first phase of the game!

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Math
Family/Consumer Science
Business/Technology
Play Time: 
20 min.
For Sale

Settlers of Catan

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Players are recent immigrants to the unpopulated island of Catan. Expand your colony through the building of settlements and roads by harvesting commodities from the land around you. Trade earned resources for settlements, roads or development cards.

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Middle
High
Content Area: 
Business/Technology
Play Time: 
60 min.
Settlers of Catan

Settlers of Catan: Seafarers

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NOTE - this is an expansion to Settlers of Catan and requires the base game to play.
In Catan: Seafarers, you control a group of bold seafaring settlers exploring and taming the beautiful, uncharted Isles of Catan.

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Middle
High
Content Area: 
Family/Consumer Science
Business/Technology
Play Time: 
60 min.
Settlers of Catan: Seafarers

Chicago Express

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America's industrial boom would have been unthinkable without the railroads. It was only possible to open up this huge country by transporting the necessary materials over long distances.

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Middle
High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Business/Technology
Play Time: 
60 min.
Chicago Express

Modern Society

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Modern Society is on the verge of change. At the beginning of the 21st Century the world is facing completely new challenges. Faith in a brighter future is endangered, however. The welfare state is almost at a breaking point, the population is aging and the dependency ration is declining.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Play Time: 
60 min.
Modern Society

Nanotechnology. An Introduction (2007)

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This program begins with an explanation of nanotechnology, and then demonstrates micrometers and nanometers. Viewers will also examine the special properties of nanoparticles, the gecko effect, carbon nanotubes, surface energy; hydrophilic and hydrophobic surfaces as well as the lotus effect.

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Middle
High
Length: 
00:26
Nanotechnology. An Introduction

Catan Junior

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Explore the seas! Catan: Junior introduces a modified playing style of the classic Settlers of Catan, giving players as young as five a perfect introduction to the Catan series of games.

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Elementary
Middle
Content Area: 
Math
Special Education
Play Time: 
30 min.
Catan Junior

Stash That Cash: Budgeting (Saving and Investing for Teens) (2006)

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A teen with a job faces all kinds of decisions about how to use that paycheck: go out to dinner or save for a car? A new iPod or college tuition? Spring break at the beach or a long-term investment? Program introduces the concepts of money management and financial planning for the future in a fun, easy-to-understand manner.

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Middle
High
Length: 
00:21
Stash That Cash: Budgeting (Saving and Investing for Teens)

Flat Broke: The Theory, Practice and Destructive Properties of Greed (Unabridged)

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As a punishment for lying, Kevin has lost his allowance. He doesn't lie now, but he's broke. He's got to find a way to make money. Lots of it, so he can impress Tina Zabinski, the World's Most Beautiful Girl, and ask her on a date. So Kevin gets creative - and his life becomes a financial comedy of errors. Does he really have what it takes to get filthy rich at age fourteen?

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810L
Length: 
01:59
Flat Broke: The Theory, Practice and Destructive Properties of Greed (Unabridged)

Lunch Money

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Greg Kenton has two obsessions -- making money and his long-standing competition with his annoying neighbor, Maura Shaw. So when Greg discovers that Maura is cutting into his booming Chunky Comics business with her own original illustrated minibooks, he's ready to declare war.

Lexile: 
840L
Lunch Money

Going, Going, GONE!

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Can you keep calm while bids are rising? Experience the exhilaration of real life auctions!

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Business/Technology
Play Time: 
20 min.
Going, Going, GONE!

Splendor

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Splendor is a fast-paced and addictive game of chip-collecting and card development. Players are merchants of the Renaissance trying to buy gem mines, means of transportation, shops—all in order to acquire the most prestige points.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Other
Play Time: 
30 min.
Splendor

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