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SCI director, Edward Dodson, has developed a growing series of narrated Powerpoint presentations, available at no cost. Teachers will find lectures on Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine, Winston Churchill, Henry George, and other historical figures, as well as on the state of the United States and global economy. Here is the link to access these PRESENTATIONS



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Thoughts
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  • When government uses taxation to take what we earn with our labor, that is theft, pure and simple.
  • When government fails to charge landowners for the privilege of controlling a portion of a community or country, this is corruption, pure and simple.
  • When the monetary value of locations and natural resource lands become the primary source of public revenue, and production and commerce are freed from taxation, that will be justice, pure and simple.



THE LIFE AND WORK OF THOMPAS PAINE:

A CHRONOLOGY


CORRESPONDENCE OF THOMAS JEFFERSON


HENRY GEORGE PAGE


Extensive excerpts this volume on the history of labor in the United States of America.

The Freeman:
the Georgist Years


OUR RECORD
AS BUILDERS


WHAT A CIRCUS!


HUMOR BREAK


SJSSL

UNDERSTANDING OUR POLITICAL ECONOMY



When the Henry George School of Social Science was established in 1932 with headquarters in New York City, the study of political economy was designed to be Socratic. Students were assigned readings from Henry George's book, Progress and Poverty, responding to questions from the assigned reading. How they answered these questions provided classroom discussion.

The above structure was still being used when I entered the Philadelphia extension of the school as a student in 1980. After a year of intense study at the school, I was invited to join the all-volunteer faculty and began to teach the introductory course, then titled "Fundamental Economics." For a number of reasons, fewer and fewer students completed assignments and came to class ill-prepared for discussion. As a result, I adopted the lecture/discussion method of instruction.

Over the years, the course material has evolved quite a bit, each year updating relevant demographic and economic statistics and adding my own perspectives on topical issues. For many years now, I have taken this course outside of the Henry George School and into the classroom (and, more recently, remotely) in two senior adult education programs.

Each lecture in this course is PowerPoint based. Lecture notes accompany each slide. Also, the entire course is converted to video and is available on my personal Youtube channel. I am providing the PowerPoints here, inviting others interested in teaching this course to download the lectures. Today, most communities offer educational programs directed to senior adults. Many colleges and universities have such programs.


ATTENTION TEACHERS

For almost four decades the Henry George School of California provided innovative instruction material for high school social studies teachers. Read more about the program, called InterStudent.

A LOOK AT


LESSONS IN POLITICAL ECONOMY

The Wisdom of Calvin and Hobbes