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The Foundations of Wealth

Format: Streaming | Download
Length: 110:00
Grade Level: 4-9
Closed Captioned:

Streaming: English

How can your everyday decisions lead to a lifetime impact?

Most of us associate wealth with money, but real wealth can only be achieved through the production and distribution of goods and services. This series of ten playful English segments will explain how society evolved in such a way to enable a huge increase in production to be achieved. Of course there were no television cameras or film crews available 10,000 years ago to record what happened, so this series uses cartoons to illustrate how things might have been all those years ago! Each cartoon section is followed by real-world images showing how this is relevant today.

The Foundations of Wealth is designed to help students understand what the subject of Economics is all about. Economic decisions are made every day, even though students may not be aware of them. For example, all of us think about: How will I choose to spend my time today? How will I choose to spend my money? Who made the things I use? How were they made? This video will help explain a great deal about the way in which these decisions are made.

We recommend teachers prescreen this British-produced DVD to determine the suitability for their students. The DVD is meant to be shown in separate segments.

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