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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 po... 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
 
The students examine economic data in order to predict the results of presidential elections. more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
The Fiscal Ship
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Think like a presidential candidate! Choose strategies to keep the federal debt in check as you play The Fiscal Ship, a game developed by the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution and the Wilso... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
Voters and Elections
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Students identify costs associated with voting. Then they make predictions about who might be more likely to vote based on their understanding of opportunity costs. more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
Margin Of Error
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The lesson begins with an introduction to the use of polls in political campaigns. The students are introduced to the term "margin of error". The students participate in a sampling game in which they try to predict the proportion ... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
Public Choice Economics
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Students participate in a series of classroom elections to analyze special-interest effects and see how the costs of voting and acquiring information about candidates or propositions on a ballot affect whether or not people vote, ... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
The students examine results from opinion polls conducted near the end of the 2012 presidential campaign. They compare results from several national polls to those of the Iowa Electronic Markets (hereafter, the IEM), an online fut... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson

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