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Comparative Advantage
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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
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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
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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
Debt and Equity Financing
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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
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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
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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
Spending Multipliers
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Students learn the definition of marginal propensity to consume and marginal propensity to save. After spending time practicing computing what these terms mean, students participate in a simulation to demonstrate how the marginal ... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
Renting a Place to Live
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This lesson uses a Better Money Habits video to help students will learn about the costs associated with renting a place to live. more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
Building a Better Budget
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This lesson uses the Better Money Habits video How to Set a Budget and Stick to It to reinforce the concepts of budgeting introduced in Lesson 7: Managing Cash in Financial Fitness for Life, Grades 6-8. more »
Grades: 6-8 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
Break-Even Analysis
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This interactive graphs the break-even point using the equation, Breakeven Quantity (BEQ) = Fixed Costs / (Total Revenue per Job - Average Cost per Job). Refer to the Math in the Real World lesson Break-Even Analysis, for more ... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
Getting Out of Debt
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This lesson uses the Better Money Habits video Steps to Help You Get Out of Debt to explain the concept of debt. more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
This lesson uses a Better Money Habits video to help students better understand the process of finding a place to live. more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
This lesson generates a class discussion on the importance of setting financial goals by using the Better Money Habits video Steps to Better Money Habits to expand student understanding of saving and budgeting. more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
Budgeting Basics
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This lesson uses a Better Money Habits video to reinforce budgeting concepts. more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
Using a Better Money Habits video, this lesson explains the differences between credit reports and credit scores. more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
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

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