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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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The Higher you Climb, The More You Pay

Students will take a "Virtual Tour" of the Eiffel Tower in Paris France and locate the price of a bottle...
Key Concepts: Choice, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Demand…
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Did You Get the Message?

In this economic lesson, students will view TV ads to learn advertising incentives and strategies.
Key Concepts: Advertising, Goods and Services, Incentives
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The Price of Gasoline: What's Behind It?

In this lesson, students investigate the variables that contribute to the cost of gasoline. They learn that while OPEC nations...
Key Concepts: Demand, Division of Labor/Specialization, Goods and Services…
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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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