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Buying on Credit

This personal finance lesson discusses the costs of credit in a manner that helps students calculate those costs and integrate...
Key Concepts: Credit Card, Interest, Secured Debt…

Teach Specialization using Sloth and Squirrel in a Pickle

In this economics lesson, students participate in hands-on activities that reinforces the concepts of specialists/entrepreneurs, workers, capital resources, and products. 
Key Concepts: Entrepreneurship, Productive Resources, Specialization

Thinking in Webs: Hexagon Personal Finance Puzzle

In this personal finance lesson, students will use hexagonal thinking to define and make connections linking personal finance terms and...
Key Concepts: Insurance, Personal Finance Economics, Saving and Investing

Can We End Housing Insecurity?

Students compare the economic costs and benefits of helping people who are experiencing housing insecurity and consider the ethical implications.
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Role of Government

Valentine's Day Greeting Card Production

Working in small groups, students participate in a production simulation (making Valentine's Day greeting cards) to determine the effects of...
Key Concepts: Costs of Production, Diminishing Marginal Utility, Productive Resources…

Should Private Companies Operate Prisons?

Students analyze and rank the four general goals of corrections to help them determine their personal beliefs about what prisons...
Key Concepts: Incentives, Opportunity Cost, Profit…

Can You Be Fashionable and Ethical?

Students “produce” blue jeans and make business choices about production to simulate the decision of changing from more expensive, but...
Key Concepts: Costs of Production, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Externalities…