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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
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NEW! 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
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Valentine's Day Resources

Use an arts and crafts activity, like making Valentine's Day hearts, to teach students about human and capital resources.
Key Concepts: Capital Resources, Human Resources
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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…
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NEW! 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…
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NEW! What Can We Do About Pollution?

Students play charades to mimic noise pollution and consider the question "what can be done if someone's choices are putting...
Key Concepts: Externalities, Markets and Prices, Role of Government
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Deceptive Advertising: Crossing the Line - Updated!

Businesses use advertising to tell consumers about the goods and services they are selling. Businesses hope that their advertisements will...
Key Concepts: Advertising, Business Costs and Revenues, Economic Institutions…
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Shark Scam: Money Tales

Students read about two scheming sharks and decide were to invest their money.
Key Concepts: Financial Investments, Goods and Services, Money
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Continental Drift and Comparative Advantage

Combine your economics and geography lessons in this activity that has students reviewing continental drift and the continents of Laurasia...
Key Concepts: Absolute Advantage, Benefits of Trade/Comparative Advantage
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Simple Interest Calculator

This Simple Interest Calculator helps you calculate the interest earned on your investment over a set period of time.
Key Concepts: Interest, Interest Rate
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