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Shanan Riegle, an award-winning teacher from Yorktown Elementary School in Indiana, shares tips for creating a mini-economy in the elementary school classroom. As Shanan says in the video, "things that you could never stage in a ... more »
Grades: 3-5 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
 
Students will participate in a brief activity as well as direct instruction that explains the purpose of stocks and bonds from both a corporate and investor perspective. Then they will work in groups to make investment decisions i... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
In this lesson students interpret key features of graphs for both linear and quadratic functions in the context of total and marginal production. The lesson begins with a short video about a young entrepreneur who designed his own... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
On January 20, 2016, the Council for Economic Education and the Oklahoma Council on Economic Education conducted a webinar to introduce teachers to the Better Money Habits series of lessons and videos for teaching personal finance... more »
Grades: 6-8, 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
The Hidden Costs of College
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College costs have escalated over the past two decades, and many students are relying on student loans to cover the costs. So it is more important than ever to carefully consider the costs of college, anticipated career income, an... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
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
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. more »
Grades: 6-8, 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
Financial Basics
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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
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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
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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
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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 Finances
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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
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: | 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

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