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Why Work Now?
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Why do people work so hard? Why aren't you just assigned a job that you are interested in and get paid as much as the next guy? This lesson will show you why employers want the best workers that their money can buy! more »
Grades: 3-5, 6-8 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
This interactive tool will teach students about savings. The game will ask students to deposit and withdraw money from a savings account depending on the scenarios. more »
Grades: 3-5 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
 
In this lesson, students will graph people's job choices and identify which jobs would have the most competition based on the data. more »
Grades: K-2 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
The picture book One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference, written by Kate Smith Milway, takes place in Africa. Here in a Ghanan village, young Kojo cannot afford to go to school after the death of his father. His resour... more »
Grades: 3-5 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
Paul Solman explores how investment powerhouse Goldman Sachs used taxpayer money to make more profits. more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool - Making Sen$e with Solman
Paraffin-alia
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All resources are limited. It is this simple fact--scarcity--that forces us to make decisions. When we do make a choice, we pass up some other opportunity. Opportunity cost is defined as the next best alternative not chosen, ... more »
Grades: 3-5 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
All economic questions and problems arise from scarcity. Economics assumes people do not have the resources do satisfy all of their wants. Therefore, we must make choices about how to allocate those resources. We make decision... more »
Grades: 6-8 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
To Be or Not To Be?
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This lesson guides students through web sites that examine careers that are typically of interest to 3rd- through 5th-grade students. By completing the steps outlined in the lesson, the students will explore careers and report the... more »
Grades: 3-5 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
Monetary Policy and the Federal Reserve more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Federal Reserve Education | Type: Lesson
Monopoly's Might
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This unit is designed to teach students about entrepreneurship and the effects of competition and monopoly on price, output, and profit. Prior to undertaking this problem, students should be familiar with the concepts learned in... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Buck Institute of Education | Type: lesson
 
A short activity teaching the Law of Diminishing Marginal Productivity more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: FTE | Type: Lesson
 
To use or not to use credit for a major purchase is an important decision. There is a nifty process in making such decisions-one that has been useful to many young people. They have used it not only for credit decisions but also f... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
Credit cards are convenient, user friendly, and at times dangerous. In this lesson students learn the joys and dangers of using credit as they help Credit, the main character in this activity, solve her credit problems. more »
Grades: 6-8, 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
As part of his continuing coverage of Making Sense of financial news, Paul Solman reports on the growing rate of inflation and how Americans are dealing with the extra costs. According to the government's latest figures, prices ma... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool - Making Sen$e with Solman
 
After students have read about and studied many details about life in the colonies just prior to the Revolutionary War, they will apply the principles of the Handy Dandy Guide to explore the choices of people loyal to King George ... more »
Grades: 3-5, 6-8 | Source: EconFun | Type: lesson
 
Students will explore the current state of the economy on a national as well as a local level and compare their perception of the state of the economy with recent media reporting. They will then create a âÄústate of the economy re... more »
Grades: 6-8, 9-12 | Source: MacNeil/Lehrer Productions | Type: lesson / video
The Big Mac Index
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How fast can you say "twoallbeef-pattiesspecialsauce-lettucecheesepickles-onionsonasesameseedbun?" This question was asked of millions of TV viewers in the now famous 1970s McDonald's television commercial promoting ... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
Break a Leg
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In this lesson students will learn about the basic components and terminology of individual health insurance. Students will make decisions about the value of insurance protection and you will identify trends in the cost of medical... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
Utility
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Can happiness be measured? Students will learn how utility relates to economic decision making and the law of diminishing marginal utility. more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
No Room For A Sneeze
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This lesson teaches students about scarcity and standard of living. In the book "No Room for a Sneeze", a folktale retold by Robyn Supraner, a farmer and his wife must deal with scarcity in their home so they turn to the Wiseman f... more »
Grades: K-2 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson

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