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Your search resulted in 890 economics and personal finance lesson materials that have been added during the last 8 months.
Buying a Home
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This lesson uses a Better Money Habits video to help students compare the costs of renting or buying a place to live. more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
Owning a Car
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Using a Better Money Habits video, this lesson introduces students to the various costs associated with buying and operating a car, including monthly payments, gasoline, insurance, and maintenance. more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
This lesson uses a Better Money Habits video to explain why creating an emergency fund is important, especially when confronted with unexpected costs. more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
Meeting Financial Goals
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In this lesson, students learn several basic steps to help them understand the importance of saving to meet future personal financial goals. more »
Grades: 6-8 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
This lesson uses a Better Money Habits poster to help students examine the features of checking accounts. more »
Grades: 6-8 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
Setting Goals
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This lesson uses a Better Money Habits video to reinforce student understanding of setting short-term, medium-term, and long-term goals. more »
Grades: 6-8 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
Debit Cards vs Credit Cards
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Using a Better Money Habits video, this lesson introduces students to the advantages and disadvantages of using debit cards and credit cards. more »
Grades: 6-8 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
Establishing Credit
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Using two Better Money Habits videos, this lesson increases student understanding of the importance of building and maintaining good credit. more »
Grades: 6-8 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
What Car Should I Buy?
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This lesson uses a Better Money Habits video to explain the basic decisions involved in buying a car. more »
Grades: 6-8 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
How Does Your Family Save?
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This lesson uses a Better Money Habits video to discuss a family's regular shopping habits.  more »
Grades: 6-8 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
This video models Lesson 13 from CEE's High School Economics publication in the classroom. It discusses lesson objectives and provides pointers for teaching about how demand and supply for labor determine market wage rates and how... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
Who Decides Wage Rates?
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Students participate in a simulation in which some students will be sellers of labor and some buyers of labor. The simulation demonstrates how buyers and sellers of labor interact to establish wage rates for workers in a labor mar... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
Distribution of Income
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This simulation explores how productivity influences the distribution of income and how government policy influences the redistribution of income. Enter 25 fictitious household incomes to see the breakdown by quintile and the Lore... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
Taxes and Income
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This interactive can be used to review progressive, regressive and proportional taxes. Refer to the Math in the Real World lesson The Mathematics Behind Progressive, Regressive and Proportional Taxes, for more information about u... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
 
Fractional-reserve banking is a system in which banks are required to hold only a specified fraction of their deposits (reserve requirement) available for withdrawal by depositors. The rest may be lent out, thus "creating money."... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
Spending Multipliers
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This interactive illustrates how a change in the marginal propensity to consume affects the amount of spending in the economy. Refer to Math in the Real World lesson Spending Multipliers, for more information about using this inte... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
 
This video models Lesson 18 from CEE's High School Economics publication. In a role-play activity, students conduct their own employment survey and use the data to calculate an unemployment rate. After calculating the unemployment... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
Productivity | Lesson Demo
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This video models Lesson 8 from CEE's High School Economics publication. Students participate in a pizza production simulation to determine the effects on labor productivity of specialization, the division of labor, and investment... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
Who Is Janet Yellen?
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This lesson introduces students to the Chair of the Federal Reserve System, Janet Yellen. It describes briefly her involvement within the Federal Reserve. more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
Students will learn how to determine the function values [f(x) or y values] of simple functions by calculation and inspection and will learn to calculate the area under straight line graphs. Students will watch a video to learn th... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson

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