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How Global is Your Portfolio?

This engaging lesson challenges students to connect economics and geography as they investigate global companies in the stock market.
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Economic Institutions, Financial Markets
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Human Capital

This 3-minute video explains the concept of human capital and how it affects earning income. This video, along with 50...
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Division of Labor/Specialization, Roles of Government
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The Effects of the Recession

The students learn how a recession affects our economy, and how it might affect them personally. They examine the role...
Key Concepts: Business Cycles, Roles of Government
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The Family Vacation

Students will take a surprise trip around the world. As they travel, they will use clues to discover where they...
Key Concepts: Foreign Exchange, Money, Trade, Exchange and Interdependence
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Competition Works in Our Flavor

Competition provides benefits for consumers. First, more competition means consumers have more choices of goods and services. Second, when more...
Key Concepts: Business Costs and Revenues, Market Structures, Roles of Government
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The Prices Are Changing

This lesson will help students to understand how markets are created by the interaction of buyers and sellers, what demand...
Key Concepts: Demand, Markets, Markets and Prices
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Transportation: They Say We Had a Revolution (Part 2)

Advancements in transportation have played a key role in the growth of our nation. U.S.government policies have also had a...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Credit, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis…
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Dumptown, USA: Making a Ton of Difference

The amount of trash produced in the United States is mounting with each passing year. Communities are finding it increasingly...
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Choice, Communities and Cities…
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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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Transportation: They Say We Had a Revolution (Part 3)

Advancements in transportation have played a key role in the growth of our nation. U.S. government policies have also had...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Business Costs and Revenues, Economic Systems…
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Transportation: They Say We Had a Revolution (Part 1)

Advancements in transportation have played a key role in the growth of our nation. U.S.government policies have also had a...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Benefits of Trade, Business Costs and Revenues…
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The Choice is Us: Monopolies

This lesson introduces the concept of monopoly. It calls upon students to consider how monopoly power might affect the quality...
Key Concepts: Economic Systems, Savers
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The Civil War: A War of Resources

The North won the Civil War in large part due to its superior resources. In this lesson students will learn...
Key Concepts: Division of Labor/Specialization, Goods and Services, Resources
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