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What is Scarcity?

In this economics lesson, students will categorize and prioritize their wants to explain scarcity.
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Opportunity Cost, Scarcity
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Worker Safety - The Triangle Fire Legacy

In this economics lesson, students study job safety using the Triangle Fire and black lung outbreak.
Key Concepts: Employment and Unemployment, Roles of Government
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Demand Shifters

In this economics lesson, students will graph changes in demand to learn market force effects.
Key Concepts: Demand, Market Structures
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Be an Energy Saver

This lesson focuses on the scarce and nonrenewable nature of fossil fuels in order to stimulate student thinking about energy...
Key Concepts: Choice, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Incentive…
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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

This lesson introduces regulation and information as two tools used by government to promote fair competition and complete information in...
Key Concepts: Business Costs and Revenues, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Roles of Government
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What's Your Angle?

This lesson is last in a series of lessons on entrepreneurship for 3-5. Students will learn about market research and...
Key Concepts: Business Costs and Revenues, Entrepreneurs, Market Structures…
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The Best Deal

Students will learn how to determine 'price per unit' to help make decisions when comparing products.
Key Concepts: Choice, Consumers, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis…
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Climbing the Savings Mountain

In this personal finance lesson, students discover how saving money can be compared to a mountain climb. 
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Credit, Economic Institutions…
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Where's the Beef?

Students explore meat consumption statistics, an indicator of a nation's relative prosperity and standard of living. They do a survey...
Key Concepts: Goods and Services
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Hey, Get a Job!

The second of a two-part unit on income-earning endeavors, this lesson has students choose a job or business to engage...
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Entrepreneurs, Market Structures
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I Can Be an Entrepreneur

In this personal finance lesson, students explore entrepreneurship by earning money and advertising their business. Learners are given advice on...
Key Concepts: Entrepreneurs, Profit
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Taxation without Representation?

This lesson will take students through the series of tax acts that were enacted by the British government and disputed...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Budget Deficits and Public Debt, Economic Systems…
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The Mystery of is it Mine or Ours?

Did you ride to school on a road today? Yesterday did you skate in a public park? Maybe Mom or...
Key Concepts: Economic Systems, Goods and Services, Roles of Government
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Who Is Working?

This lesson teaches students what economists mean when they talk about people who are employed, unemployed, and not in the...
Key Concepts: Division of Labor/Specialization, Employment and Unemployment, Roles of Government
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