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Busy Bees T-Shirt Company – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

By Tina Yalen, NBCT, Early Adolescence: Social Studies/History Repurposed by Katie Gould, PBS NewsHour Extra Teacher Resource Producer Introduction In this simulation, students will authentically…read more

Local currency hopes to spur businesses in western Massachusetts

Local Currency Hopes to Spur Businesses in Western Massachusetts


DOWNLOAD VIDEO In Berkshire County in Western Massachusetts, community businesses and citizens are exchanging a new local currency called “BerkShares” as a way to support…read more


Living Wage Resource Guide


As the cost of living goes up in urban centers throughout the country, stagnant wages are making it harder for poor and working class families.…read more

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Digital currency Bitcoin attracts new mainstream appeal

Digital Currency Bitcoin Attracts New Mainstream Appeal


DOWNLOAD VIDEO Bitcoin is a form of digital currency invented in 2009 to be used over the Internet, and is not tied to any one…read more


Micro-Apartments Hope to Ease Living Costs for Young City Residents


DOWNLOAD VIDEO In order to create affordable housing options for young people living by themselves, some big cities are loosening housing restrictions to allow for…read more

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