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You Decide!

Think about a difficult decision you have had to make. After you decided did it work out? Why or why...
Key Concepts: Choice, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Scarcity
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What's My Interest?

Students explore the concept of interest by means of two activities. The first, a simple activity with jellybeans, introduces the...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Credit, Economic Institutions
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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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The Write Stuff

Right now you are probably using a pencil to do your school work. But do you know where the pencil...
Key Concepts: Goods and Services
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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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How Much is that Doggy?

Students will investigate the concept of total cost of ownership. They will brainstorm the costs of owning a dog or...
Key Concepts: Choice, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis
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Economic Incentives in Our Community

Students will identify positive and negative economic incentives used in their communities to encourage people to make CHOICES beneficial to...
Key Concepts: Choice, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Incentive
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Destination: Mars

Look up! Can you ever imagine standing on another planet and looking down at earth? We've been to the moon...
Key Concepts: Choice, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Goods and Services…
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Banks, Bankers, Banking

Students will demonstrate understanding of the processes associated with banking by role- playing as customers, tellers, and guards.
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Demand, Economic Institutions…
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When Gas was a Quarter!

Why do things cost so much more now than they used to? Students will find out about inflation in the...
Key Concepts: Employment and Unemployment, Fiscal Policy
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Clean Land - Thanks to US!

In this lesson about the EPA, students will find out that their government pays for goods and services by taxing...
Key Concepts: Market Structures, Roles of Government
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Why Work Now?

Why do people work so hard? Why aren't you just assigned a job that you are interested in and get...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Division of Labor/Specialization, Goods and Services
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Making Sense of the Census

The United States takes a Census every 10 years. How does the country use those statistics?
Key Concepts: Roles of Government
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What Are Incentives?

Students will understand that incentives are used to encourage them to make good choices. After identifying incentives offered at home...
Key Concepts: Choice, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Incentive
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Old Toy - New Market

Students explore the LEGOLAND theme parks and demonstrate an understanding of how new markets can be created and that cultural...
Key Concepts: Goods and Services, Markets, Profit
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