Economic Systems Teacher Pass

Get systemic with Shmoop.

If the only economic system your students are familiar with is ApplePay, it's time for a crash course.

In this guide you will find

  • a review of the four types of economic systems.
  • an activity exploring America's mixed economy.
  • discussion questions analyzing America's economic history, health-care legislation, and socialism.

Maybe we shouldn't have said crash course when it comes to the economy…

What's Inside Shmoop's Economics Teaching Guides

Shmoop is a labor of love from folks who love to teach. Our teaching guides will help you supplement in-classroom learning with fun, engaging, and relatable learning materials that bring economics to life.

Inside each guide you'll find quizzes, activity ideas, discussion questions, and more—all written by experts and designed to save you time. Here are the deets on what you get with your teaching guide:

  • 4-10 activities to complete in class with your students, with detailed instructions for you and your students. 
  • Discussion and essay questions for all levels of students.
  • Reading quizzes to be sure students are looking at the material through various lenses.
  • Resources to help make the topic feel more relevant to your 21st-century students.
  • A note from Shmoop's teachers to you, telling you what to expect from teaching the topic and how you can overcome the hurdles.