Students will need a computer and internet connection to use the interactive features and watch the video.
Students should be familiar with economic systems in use today.
This course provides two levels of learning. Use the button in the top left of the page to toggle between "Simple" and "Advanced." The "Simple" setting is recommended for middle school students, while the "Advanced" setting is recommended for high school students.
Cross-curricular connections could be made with science classes when discussing the connections between ecological degradation and human activities and with civics classes when discussing the global effects of national and international laws and regulations.
The resource underscores economic systems and the importance of managing Earth's resources as demand increases. Circular economy is now seen as one of the economic theories that can help conserve Earth's resources alongside the growing demand for goods and services by humans. This resource is recommended for teaching.
English Language Arts
R.9-12.12 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
Personal Finance & Economics
Global Connections (F2): Students understand economic aspects of unity and diversity in Maine, the United States, and the world, including Maine Native American communities, by analyzing how resource distribution effects wealth, poverty, and other economic factors.