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Where does each party stand when it comes to fiscal management? In this lesson, students will analyze each major political party's platform to better understand their approaches to the federal budget and national debt.  Stud... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
Income Inequality
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Students will utilize the Structured Academic Controversy method to explore the issue of income inequality in America. Through reading and civil discourse, a clear understanding of the concept and its causes will emerge. In additi... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
According to Gallup, Americans have considered the state of the economy “among the most important U.S. problems” since 2008.  The issues frequently debated leading up to any presidential campaign include many econ... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
What is responsible for the shortage of babysitters in Washington, DC? Identify the parts of the article which indicate a decrease in supply and an increase in demand. more »
Grades: 6-8, 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
Free Trade
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Compelling Question: In addressing the compelling question “Is free trade worth the price?” students will work through a series of supporting questions, performance tasks, and sources in order to construct an argument... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
Campaign Finance
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Compelling Question: In addressing the compelling question "Does money matter in political campaigns?" students work through a series of supporting questions, formative performance tasks, and featured sources in order t... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
COMPELLING QUESTION Should the federal government increase the federal minimum wage? Increasing the minimum wage is a controversial issue in the 2016 election. Students will understand contrasting arguments on the impact of rais... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
This video models a lesson from our Understanding Fiscal Responsibility curriculum in the classroom, discusses lesson objectives and provides pointers for teaching about Social Security and the national debt. Students discuss the ... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
 
What are the tradeoffs that policymakers face when steering the federal budget? To answer this question, students will grapple with the complexity of federal budget choices as they play The Fiscal Ship, a game created by the [E... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
Bunny Money
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In this lesson, students listen to the story of Ruby and Max, two bunnies that go shopping and make many spending decisions. Students are introduced to short-term and long-term savings goals to help them save for goods they want... more »
Grades: K-2 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
Uncle Jed's Barbershop
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Students listen to the book Uncle Jed's Barbershop, about an African American barber who, despite significant setbacks, saves enough money to buy his own barbershop. From the story, students learn about saving, savings goals, oppo... more »
Grades: 3-5 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
Immigration
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This lesson helps students better understand immigration, a major issue in the 2016 presidential election. Students learn how to evaluate economic and non-economic factors of immigration by assuming the roles of people who are aff... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
A Chair for My Mother
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In the story, A Chair for My Mother, a little girl and her family save money in a jar to buy a chair after their furniture is destroyed in a fire. In this lesson, students will learn that characters in the book are human resources... more »
Grades: K-2, 3-5 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
ESSENTIAL DILEMMA What costs and trade-offs are we willing to accept to ensure the benefits of income security to Social Security recipients? more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
ESSENTIAL DILEMMA Can we guarantee quality health care to the elderly in a way that is both efficient and equitable? more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
ESSENTIAL DILEMMA How do we know if we are getting good value out of the money we spend on defense? more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
ESSENTIAL DILEMMA Is there a fair and efficient way to fund and maintain the public services we want? more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
ESSENTIAL DILEMMA When, if ever, should the nation prioritize balancing the federal budget? more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
COMPELLING QUESTION Why do politicians disagree on economic issues -- isn't there one right answer? Students work in small groups and are assigned a version of diary excerpts written by a student intern working for a policym... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
Money and Elections
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Students will be introduced to the sources of campaign war chests, learning about the recent court decisions that have allowed for the creation of "Super PACS" and 501 (c) (4) organizations. The exploration will turn to ... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson

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