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It Pays to Stay in School

This lesson examines some of the incentive programs being offered to keep students in school
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Choice, Division of Labor/Specialization…
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Why Adopt a Highway?

Students learn about the successful Adopt-a-Highway program and how it can save governments and taxpayers money.
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Market Structures, Roles of Government
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Lemon Squeeze - The Lemonade Stand

Everyone has at one time or another opened a lemonade or Kool-Aid Stand. What a great place to begin an...
Key Concepts: Demand, Markets, Markets and Prices
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Market-Ability

Marketplace, a daily economics news program heard on National Public Radio, featured a story on January 8, 2002, titled "Microsoft...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Markets
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Capital Chips (Part 3)

Through the use of a historical timeline of the capital investments made by the company the resulting benefits will be...
Key Concepts: Goods and Services
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The Penny Problem

Students will research the cost of making the penny and the use of the penny. They will come up with...
Key Concepts: Economic Institutions, Money
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Capital Chips (Part 1)

Through the use of a historical timeline of the capital investments made by the company the resulting benefits will be...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Credit, Goods and Services…
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Capital Chips (Part 2)

Through the use of a historical timeline of the capital investments made by the company the resulting benefits will be...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Goods and Services
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From Butterflies to Buffaloes

Nature tourism, also known as ecotourism, is a fast growing segment of the tourism industry. In this lesson, students learn...
Key Concepts: Goods and Services, Markets, Producers…
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Comparative Economic Systems

Students research the economic systems of a communist country and a third-world country and compare them to the US, guided...
Key Concepts: Economic Systems
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A Moo-ving Experience

In this economics lesson, students will explore the purpose of nonprofit organizations.
Key Concepts: Economic Institutions
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Human Capital For Money

The first part of this lesson introduces students to the terms human capital, occupation, salary, and wages. Part two of...
Key Concepts: Division of Labor/Specialization, Goods and Services, Specialization
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NOT your Grandma's Lemonade Stand

In this economics lesson, students manage a virtual lemonade stand to learn about entrepreneurship.
Key Concepts: Consumers, Entrepreneurs, Producers
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"Should You Learn to Fly?"

Students will define opportunity cost, and with this in mind students will list various career choices and salaries and calculate...
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Fiscal Policy
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