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How Will I Pay for College?
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In this lesson, students will learn about current trends in student borrowing and determine a reasonable debt load for hypothetical students. College costs have escalated over the past two decades, and more and more students are r... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
Professor Richard MacDonald of St. Cloud University demonstrates a lesson on Powerball Economics at a workshop organized by the Indiana Council for Economic Education. This lesson appears in CEE's print publication, Mathematics & ... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
 
In the story, Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday, Alexander receives a dollar from his grandparents that he plans to save, but he spends it all, a little at a time. In this lesson, students count by 2s to fill a container ... more »
Grades: K-2 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
Building Good Credit Scores
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This lesson uses the Better Money Habit video Does Carrying a Balance on Your Credit Card Hurt Your Credit Score? to help students understand how revolving accounts, such as credit cards, can impact credit scores. more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
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Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
Interest Calculator
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This interest calculator can be used to calculate the monthly payments and final amount paid on a loan for various interest rates, term lengths and base amounts. It is intended for use with Lesson 23, Interest Rates: Let's Go Shop... more »
Grades: 6-8, 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
Decision Making
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Students apply a particular model for making decisions in exercises that call for choosing a college and buying a personal computer. The model focuses on explicit identification of problems, alternative possibilities for solving p... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
Financial Basics Calcultors
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Every day, you have to make decisions on how to spend your money. Yet, less than 60% of American households report discussing how much they should be saving versus spending. This series of calculators can be used as a guideline fo... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
Buying a Home Calculators
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Buying a new home may be one of the most exciting events in your life, but it's a process to get there. Making educated financial decisions up front can set you up for a more rewarding experience in your home. Use these calculator... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
Retirement Calculators
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Almost half of Americans have less than $10,000 saved for their future. But it's never too late to start saving for retirement. With these calculators as your guide, plan what you'll need and how to get there, so you can enjoy you... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
College Calculators
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There's no way around it: College is expensive. In recent years, 71% of graduates left college with student loan debt. But strategic planning can help families prepare for their children's higher ed expenses, and save money down t... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
Family Finance Calculators
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Families expect the unexpected. But by planning for predictable expenses, from diapers and bottles to college tuition, families can accurately budget and prepare for the future. Use these calculators to get an idea of what to expe... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
 
This interactive activity illustrates the concept of comparative advantage in three hypothetical situations: first analyzing two workers in a pizza shop, then in an activity involving the production of phones and microwaves in two... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
Distribution of Income
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Students engage in a simulation to explore how productivity influences the distribution of income and how government policy influences the redistribution of income. They calculate measures of central tendency for the entire class,... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
Recently published, but likely written between 1958 and 1962, What Pet Should I Get? is the delightful tale of a definitive childhood event: selecting a family pet. The activities in this lesson focus on the decision-making proces... more »
Grades: K-2 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
The Entrepreneur Video
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Teach your students about the benefits of being an entrepreneur. In this video a young woman starts her own business cleaning garages and does so well that she is able to expand her business. CEE's Entrepreneurship Economics publ... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
Supply Chain Video
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Teach your students about supply chains. In this video a young woman starts her own business bedazzling cell phone cases and must figure out how to buy large quantities of rhinestones and make a greater quantity of cases to meet d... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
 
Teach your students about debt and equity financing. In this video a small business owner wants to expand her business, but she must decide how to pay for the truck she needs to haul her product--by loan or equity. CEE's Entrep... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
Credit Score Video
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Teach your students about credit scores. In this video a young man wants to get a loan to make surround sound video game chairs, but he has to improve his credit score first. This video can be shown along side the lessons from the... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
Business Plan Video
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Teach your students about developing a business plan. In this video a young man uses a business plan to determine where he should sell his t-shirts, who will buy them, and how much profit he will make. CEE's Entrepreneurship Ec... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool

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