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This lesson focuses on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and rate of inflation for the month of September, 2012, reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on October 16, 2012. Students will read the BLS report, analyze the mean... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
With a federal budget of $3.6 trillion, a deficit of $1 trillion and a total debt of $16 trillion, it can be difficult to fully comprehend where all this money comes from and what the U.S. government spends it on. Paul Solman talk... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
 
This program was developed in response to a growing interest in teaching students about personal finance through settings outside of the traditional school day. The program teaches young students about financial choices, costâbe... more »
Grades: K-2, 3-5 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
 
This lesson focuses on the third and final estimate of U.S. real gross domestic product for the second quarter (Q2) of 2012, as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) on September 27, 2012. The current data and his... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
This lesson examines the October 5, 2012, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), announcement of employment data and the unemployment rate for the month of September, 2012. This lesson introduces more of the b... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
With such a close presidential race, many would like to look to pollsters and their political crystal balls for predictions. But what stats are the most reliable and accurate for predicting what will happen come Election Day? Paul... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
 
This lesson focuses on the September 7, 2012, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, "Employment Situation" announcement of employment data and the unemployment rate for the month of August, 2012. This lesson introd... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
This lesson focuses on the September 13, 2012, press release by the Federal Reserve System's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) on the current Federal Reserve monetary policy actions and goals. Specifically, the lesson reports t... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
This lesson focuses on the August 29, 2012, second estimate of U.S. real gross domestic product (real GDP) for the second quarter (Q2) of 2012, as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). The current data and histor... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
This lesson focuses on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and rate of inflation for the month of August, 2012, as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on September 14, 2012. Students read the BLS report, analyze the m... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
With a bad economy and nearly everyone on the internet, one job opening promoted online can receive thousands of applications. So with competition fierce and many firms using software rather than human beings to hire, Paul Solman ... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
 
Paul Solman compares and contrasts "Obamacare" policy with health care reform proposals from Mitt Romney. Economists on both sides of the political debate discuss increasing efficiency, technological innovation, market competition... more »
Grades: | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
 
This lesson focuses on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and rate of inflation in the U.S. for the month of July, 2012, reported on August 15, 2012, by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Students read the BLS report, analyze the me... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
Ahead of the Republican National Convention, Paul Solman goes to Tampa, Fla., to talk to Douglas Holtz-Eakin, former director of the Congressional Budget Office, as well as some conservative business owners about their economic pr... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
 
Since the 1960s, the State Department has sponsored young foreigners for temporary, low-wage summer jobs in the U.S. But with high youth unemployment, some believe the program takes summer jobs away from American youth. So is the ... more »
Grades: | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
 
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Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
 
Looking for a lesson that ties Common Core Standards in Reading Informational Text with Economics? This lesson spotlights the life of Milton S. Hershey and allows students to learn about the risks and rewards of entrepreneurship t... more »
Grades: 3-5 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
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This video teaches the concept of Consumers. Consumers are powerful in a market economy, and the economic choices of consumers in the marketplace drive the behavior of producers. This video comes from Virtual Economics. To see ... more »
Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
 
This video teaches the concepts of Decision Making and Cost-Benefit Analysis. Decision making refers to the process by which rational consumers seeking their own happiness or utility will make choices. Cost-benefit analysis is a t... more »
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
 
This video teaches the concepts of Division of Labor and Specialization. The division of labor refers to the practice that the tasks of producing a good or service are divided up into separate tasks. When workers focus on performi... more »
Grades: 6-8, 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool

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