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Students are introduced to the concepts of supply and demand. They will construct a supply and demand graph, compute the equations of the lines, utilize a system of equations, and solve the system by the substitution method to con... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
Students view a video on inflation and are introduced to the concept of unemployment. They then utilize Excel to create scatterplots, regression line equations, and correlation coefficients (r) for inflation and unemployment data... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
Profit Maximization
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In this lesson students solve an optimization problem based on the real-world example of profit maximization. Students analyze a revenue and profit report for Apple, Inc., to explore profits and profit maximization. They view a vi... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
Earning Credit
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Students participate in a series of activities that provide them with a simulated credit score and an auto loan interest rate based on their credit score. Then they learn to use compound interest and amortization schedules to calc... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
Xerox, a $22 billion company, is the first Fortune-500 corporation to have a female CEO. Its commitment to a diverse workforce began in the 1960s, when the founder pledged job opportunities for the African-American community. Econ... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool - Making Sen$e with Solman
 
Jonas, a twelve-year old, lives in a seemingly perfect futuristic world. His community protects him from all harm and in doing so has taken away his opportunity to make decisions. Will Jonas ever be able to make a choice on his ow... more »
Grades: 6-8 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
Though economists predicted a month of strong hiring, only 142,000 positions were added to the market in August. Paul Solman explains why the growth disappointed many. more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool - Making Sen$e with Solman
 
As employers seek more control over labor costs, the number of part-time jobs has soared in the post-great recession period. But increasingly erratic work schedules -- an attempt to squeeze maximum efficiency from every part-timer... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool - Making Sen$e with Solman
Would You Demand It?
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How many students would demand a cell phone that costs $3,995? That was the price of the first cell phone available to the public, the DynaTAC8000X, in 1983. By 2011, the average price of a smartphone was $135, and more people we... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
This video models the lesson in the classroom, discusses lesson objectives and provides pointers for teaching about how demand and supply for labor determine market wage rates and how wages depend, in part, on individual productiv... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
Open for Business!
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This engaging lesson gives students the opportunity to identify risks and rewards of entrepreneurship and distinguish between entrepreneurs who start a business to produce a good or provide a service. more »
Grades: K-2, 3-5 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
One of the major causes of the financial crash of 2008 was the insularity of the “good old boys” network on Wall Street, says Sallie Krawcheck. The former Citigroup CFO has started a socially responsibly stock mutual fund that... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool - Making Sen$e with Solman
 
Three fables to teach money management to pre-school through fifth grade. Financial Fables is an e-book with colorful bird characters who face and solve financial problems. Younger children can use the "Read to me" function that ... more »
Grades: K-2, 3-5 | Source: Federal Reserve Education | Type: lessons
 
What’s the best engine to drive the economy? More money for the rich, or better wages for the working class? Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores the debate between those two lines of thought with billionaire venture cap... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool - Making Sen$e with Solman
 
Frozen ginger slushies, tea-based pro-biotic drinks, a bed bug-killing steam machine -- these are just a few of the locally-grown products coming out of Brooklyn’s burgeoning artisan economy. But as popular as these start-ups ma... more »
Grades: | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
 
The unemployment rate in the U.S. dropped to 6.1 percent in June, its lowest point since just before the financial crisis of 2008. Moreover, a strong hiring report is lifting hopes that momentum is building in the jobs market. Eco... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool - Making Sen$e with Solman
 
Year Up, a career development program for urban young adults, starts with a six-month crash course in job skills like accounting and the value of self-presentation, followed by a paid internship designed as entree to a secure, wel... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool - Making Sen$e with Solman
 
Recreational marijuana is legal in Colorado and Washington state, and though it’s still illegal under federal law, more states are considering the move, setting the stage for a potential gold rush that could conceivably rival th... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool - Making Sen$e with Solman
 
The BMW factory in Spartanburg, South Carolina, is luring workers with a program that offers part-time work, an all-expenses paid associates degree and near guarantee of a job and future education down the road. Economics correspo... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool - Making Sen$e with Solman
 
Washington state has the highest minimum wage in the nation at $9.32. Can the state’s low-wage workers can meet their basic needs without assistance? Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores the quality of life for a baggage... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool - Making Sen$e with Solman

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