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Be An Ad Detective

Every day, students are bombarded by advertising. They cannot escape it. But marketers realize that many people—especially young people—are becoming...
Key Concepts: Business Costs and Revenues, Market Structures, Markets
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Believe it or Not?

In this economic lesson, students will explain fact and opinion in advertisements.
Key Concepts: Advertising
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Why do we need money? Think about Ebay!

The students investigate money--its purpose and functions. They complete an exercise, using the online acution site Ebay, to learn why...
Key Concepts: Foreign Exchange, Markets, Markets and Prices…
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Industrial Entrepreneurs or Robber Barons?

This lesson focuses on a group of nineteenth century industrial entrepreneurs described in many history books as Robber Barons. It...
Key Concepts: Credit, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Economic Systems…
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There is Something in the Water

The United States is losing 60,000 acres of wetlands each year. Is this good or bad? Does anyone really want...
Key Concepts: Choice, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Goods and Services…
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Agent Pincher: The Case of the UFO

Agent Pincher: The Case of the UFO--Unfamiliar Foreign Objects. That is what currency from another country may look like. Sometimes...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Foreign Exchange, Money…
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Fad or Fortune

This lesson focuses on collectibles and how they retain, lose, or gain value. In each round of a trading simulation,...
Key Concepts: Business Costs and Revenues, Choice, Demand…
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Could You Earn a Million Dollars?

This lesson is designed to acquaint students with the relationship between earnings and education. The data are very clear regarding...
Key Concepts: Division of Labor/Specialization, Roles of Government
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Sand Art Brownies

In this lesson, you will learn about substitute goods. You will have choices to make in your role as a...
Key Concepts: Credit, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Scarcity
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Collecting for Fun . . . and Profit?

Art, baseball cards, coins, comic books, dolls, jewelry and stamps are just a few examples of the many things people...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Demand, Investing…
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To Buy or Not To Buy

While precise numbers are not known, it is believed the number of boycotts has grown markedly in the past fifty...
Key Concepts: Choice, Demand, Economic Systems…
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Cost/Benefit Analysis:Three Gorges Dam

This lesson will allow students to evaluate the costs/benefits of the Three Gorges Dam project on the Yangtze River in...
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Goods and Services
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