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Earning Credit
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Students take an online survey and their responses to the survey are used to calculate a simulated credit score. Students learn that in order to obtain credit from a lender, applicants must provide a credit history, which includes... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
 
For the first time since 2008, the unemployment rate has fallen below 6 percent. The latest jobs report depicts a better rebound in the labor market than last month's report predicted. For an in-depth analysis of the figures, econ... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
 
Increasingly popular ride-sharing services have attracted customers at a rate that some say endangers the cab industry. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on the new surge of unregulated competition on the road. Octobe... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
 
Xerox, a $22 billion company, is the first Fortune-500 corporation to have a female CEO. Its commitment to a diverse workforce began in the 1960s, when the founder pledged job opportunities for the African-American community. Econ... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool - Making Sen$e with Solman
 
Xerox, a $22 billion company, is the first Fortune-500 corporation to have a female CEO. Its commitment to a diverse workforce began in the 1960s, when the founder pledged job opportunities for the African-American community. Econ... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
 
Jonas, a twelve-year old, lives in a seemingly perfect futuristic world. His community protects him from all harm and in doing so has taken away his opportunity to make decisions. Will Jonas ever be able to make a choice on his ow... more »
Grades: 6-8 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
Though economists predicted a month of strong hiring, only 142,000 positions were added to the market in August. Paul Solman explains why the growth disappointed many. more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool - Making Sen$e with Solman
 
Though economists predicted a month of strong hiring, only 142,000 positions were added to the market in August. Paul Solman explains why the growth disappointed many. more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
 
As employers seek more control over labor costs, the number of part-time jobs has soared in the post-great recession period. But increasingly erratic work schedules -- an attempt to squeeze maximum efficiency from every part-timer... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool - Making Sen$e with Solman
 
As employers seek more control over labor costs, the number of part-time jobs has soared in the post-great recession period. But increasingly erratic work schedules -- an attempt to squeeze maximum efficiency from every part-timer... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
 
Explanation of the different roles of retail banks, commercial banks, credit unions, and central banks. more »
Grades: 6-8, 9-12 | Source: Colorado Council for Economic Education | Type: Support Material
 
How the Supply and Demand for funds affects the rate of interest that you're likely to receive on savings. more »
Grades: 6-8, 9-12 | Source: Colorado Council for Economic Education | Type: Support Material
Would You Demand It?
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How many students would demand a cell phone that costs $3,995? That was the price of the first cell phone available to the public, the DynaTAC8000X, in 1983. By 2011, the average price of a smartphone was $135, and more people we... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
Open for Business!
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This engaging lesson gives students the opportunity to identify risks and rewards of entrepreneurship and distinguish between entrepreneurs who start a business to produce a good or provide a service. more »
Grades: K-2, 3-5 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
Dr. Katie Sauer explains opportunity cost with a personal example in which she had to choose between careers as an economist or as a professional dancer. This video is 2:54 minutes in length. more »
Grades: 3-5, 6-8 | Source: Colorado Council for Economic Education | Type: video
 
One of the major causes of the financial crash of 2008 was the insularity of the “good old boys” network on Wall Street, says Sallie Krawcheck. The former Citigroup CFO has started a socially responsibly stock mutual fund that... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool - Making Sen$e with Solman
 
One of the major causes of the financial crash of 2008 was the insularity of the "good old boys" network on Wall Street, says Sallie Krawcheck. The former Citigroup CFO has started a socially responsibly stock mutual fund that pro... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
 
Three fables to teach money management to pre-school through fifth grade. Financial Fables is an e-book with colorful bird characters who face and solve financial problems. Younger children can use the "Read to me" function that ... more »
Grades: K-2, 3-5 | Source: Federal Reserve Education | Type: lessons
 
What’s the best engine to drive the economy? More money for the rich, or better wages for the working class? Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores the debate between those two lines of thought with billionaire venture cap... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool - Making Sen$e with Solman
 
What's the best engine to drive the economy? More money for the rich, or better wages for the working class? Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores the debate between those two lines of thought with billionaire venture capit... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool

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