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What Car Should I Buy?

In this personal finance lesson, students will compare the costs of buying a new car to a used car.
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Goods and Services
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Owning a Car

In this personal finance lesson, students will analyze the cost of owning a car and decide what they can afford.
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Goods and Services
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Wealth not Cash

In this personal finance lesson, students will learn why wealth is the essential feature of a successful financial life.
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Income, Money
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Forecasting Economics

Can you learn economics from the weather? Students will be able to integrate science, math, and economics through this engaging...
Key Concepts: Consumers, Goods and Services
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Lemonade For Sale!

Students will become online entrepreneurs, taking risks and changing their production method to increase their profit while running a lemonade...
Key Concepts: Business Costs and Revenues, Division of Labor/Specialization, Entrepreneurs…
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Be An Ad Detective

Every day, students are bombarded by advertising. They cannot escape it. But marketers realize that many people—especially young people—are becoming...
Key Concepts: Business Costs and Revenues, Market Structures, Markets
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Satisfaction Please! (Part 3)

Even the savviest consumer has a problem with a good or service on occasion. It is a consumer’s right to...
Key Concepts: Consumers, Economic Institutions, Public-Choice Analysis…
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Satisfaction Please! (Part 2)

Even the savviest consumer has a problem with a good or service on occasion. It is a consumer’s right to...
Key Concepts: Consumers, Economic Institutions, Incentive…
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Satisfaction Please! (Part 1)

Even the savviest consumer has a problem with a good or service on occasion. It is a consumer’s right to...
Key Concepts: Choice, Consumers, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis…
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Collecting for Fun . . . and Profit?

Art, baseball cards, coins, comic books, dolls, jewelry and stamps are just a few examples of the many things people...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Demand, Investing…
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What's Your Angle?

This lesson is last in a series of lessons on entrepreneurship for 3-5. Students will learn about market research and...
Key Concepts: Business Costs and Revenues, Entrepreneurs, Market Structures…
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Where's the Beef?

Students explore meat consumption statistics, an indicator of a nation's relative prosperity and standard of living. They do a survey...
Key Concepts: Goods and Services
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What Do People Want to Wear?

To stay in business, fashion merchandisers must be able to anticipate what consumers want. By looking at different retail websites,...
Key Concepts: Demand, Markets and Prices
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Hey Pop!

One of the best sounds and smells is fresh popcorn! At the movies, at the fair, or at home, everyone...
Key Concepts: Business Costs and Revenues, Consumers, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis…
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Laura Ingalls Wilder's Frontier Town

Laura Ingalls Wilder made a sketch of De Smet, South Dakota in the 1880's. This lesson will discuss the markets...
Key Concepts: Business Costs and Revenues, Consumers, Goods and Services…
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Bringing the Market to the Farm

Students learn how community supported agriculture (CSAs) is changing the relationship between the farmer and the consumer.
Key Concepts: Choice, Consumers, Goods and Services…
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