economy

Inside the new trade deal between the U.S., Mexico and Canada

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What’s in the new US-Mexico-Canada trade deal that replaced NAFTA? In this lesson, students will strengthen their understanding of economics and trade negotiations. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Solar invention makes safety and production levels shine

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Hit the lights, please! In this lesson, students will learn about emerging technologies that are bringing new light sources to remote, poor areas of the world. Students will then invent their own light source using the steps of the invention process and share it via social media using #PBSInvention. Continue reading

Lesson Plan: How to create a balanced budget — it’s a ‘Balancing Act’

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How do we know that our government is fulfilling its duties to us, the public? How do we decide what those duties are? As efforts to pass the federal budget get underway, students will have the power to re-prioritize how money is spent using the interactive tool Balancing Act. What changes will they make? Continue reading

Will Americans living in poor rural areas vote?

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Some poorer residents of rural America say their voices are not being heard as part of the national political dialogue and the presidential election. Continue reading

Trump and Clinton talk jobs, economy on Labor Day

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Labor Day kicked off the start of the final two-month phase of the presidential campaign season as both candidates make their last push for the White House.
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