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Grades 9-12

Should I Be a Professional Basketball Player?

The purpose of this lesson is to help you explore the relationship between education and income. Income is earned from one's resources. Those resources might be natural resources (oil field, farm land), capital resources (man-made resources that are used in the production of goods and serv…
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Grades 9-12

Minimum Wage / The Challenge of Living on it

COMPELLING QUESTION Should the federal government increase the federal minimum wage? Increasing the minimum wage is a controversial issue in the 2016 election. Students will understand contrasting arguments on the impact of raising the minimum wage. They will also gain an understa…
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Grades 3-5

Money Comes and Goes

Students read two online stories that introduce them to the elements of a budget and show that a successful budget balances money coming in (income) with money going out (expenses and savings). Follow-up activities point out the value of a budget. Students learn that a budget can help us mak…
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Grades 3-5

What’s My Interest?

Students explore the concept of interest by means of two activities. The first, a simple activity with jellybeans, introduces the concept of interest accruement, and the second, a practical, "real world" activity, reinforces the concept and places it into a larger context.
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Grades 9-12

How Long Is Your Life?

High school students have rarely been asked to look at their future beyond where they will be going to college or what job they think they will have. This lesson asks you to think in a long-term perspective. By using a timeline, something you should be familiar with from past history cla…
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Grades 6-8, 9-12

Sports Economics: The Mystery of the 2,333,232% Pay Raise

Students will use the "Handy Dandy Guide to Economic Thinking" to solve an economic mystery. Yasiel Puig left his home country of Cuba in 2012 to further his career as a professional baseball player in the United States. After joining the Los Angeles Dodgers, Puig saw his annual…
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