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Beatrice's Goat

This lesson from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis' EconLowdown site teaches students what it means to save and...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Budgeting, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis
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A Chair for My Mother

In the story, A Chair for My Mother, a little girl and her family save money in a jar to...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Budgeting, Goods and Services
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Uncle Jed's Barbershop

Students listen to the book Uncle Jed's Barbershop, about an African American barber who, despite significant setbacks, saves enough money...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis
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Specialists Light Up Our Lives!

Peppe and his family moved to America to pursue the American dream. His mother has passed away, his father is...
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Goods and Services, Specialization…
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Oh Scarcity Sing-a-Long

There's nothing quite like a song to help students remember new vocabulary. Oh, Scarcity is one of many songs you...
Key Concepts: Scarcity
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The Classroom Mini-Economy | Lesson Demo

Shanan Riegle, an award-winning teacher from Yorktown Elementary School in Indiana, shares tips for creating a mini-economy in the elementary...
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Economic Institutions, Entrepreneurs…
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Booker T. Washington:"Fifty Cents and a Dream"

Young Booker T. Washington had a dream. That dream was to use the resources at his disposal to earn the...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Budgeting, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis…
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The Crow and the Pitcher

Students will learn about scarcity, and how entrepreneurial ideas, managing natural resources and trading can help lessen scarcity. Students will...
Key Concepts: Choice, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Division of Labor/Specialization…
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