Global economics: division of labour

In The Wealth of Nations, published in 1776, Scottish economist and philosopher Adam Smith discussed how division of labour could be used in a pin factory in Glasgow.

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Use this one-hour lesson to help your students:

  • Understand what the division of labour is and how it is used today
  • Explore the impact on society
  • Discuss how Adam Smith's theory links to stories in the news

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    I speak clearly to small groups of people I know

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    I speak engagingly by using facts and examples to support my points

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    I can explain some different opinions people have about a news story

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    I can identify a theme in a news story

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