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Fill 'er up, Please

Americans drive more than 2.6 trillion miles per year, that's 14,000 round trips to the sun! And for the most...
Key Concepts: Choice, Consumers, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis…
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One is Silver and the Other's Gold

Students learn about the money supply and that it can affect the value of money. Students investigate this in the...
Key Concepts: Economic Institutions, Fiscal Policy, Markets and Prices…
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Why Work Now?

Why do people work so hard? Why aren't you just assigned a job that you are interested in and get...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Division of Labor/Specialization, Goods and Services
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Economic Spotter: Resources During World War II

In World War II pennies were made of steel and zinc instead of copper and women were working at jobs...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Choice, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis…
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Lemonade and Cookies

Everyday countries trade their goods because they have the comparative advantage in making that particular good. In this lesson, you...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Specialization
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Marketplace: Let's Go Euro!

With the start of the new year in 2002, the 12 members of the European Union launched a single currency...
Key Concepts: Foreign Exchange, Productivity, Trade, Exchange and Interdependence
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Constitution Costs

This lesson helps students understand the basic services provided for Americans in the United States Constitution and the necessity of...
Key Concepts: Aggregate Demand, Budgeting, Roles of Government
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Improving on the Original

What makes something worth marketing? This lesson focuses on the distinction between marketing a new product or licensing it to...
Key Concepts: Entrepreneurs
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Interactive National Budget Simulator

Adjust the numbers in this interactive to see if you can balance the budget. This interactive is intended for use...
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, GDP
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It Pays to Stay in School

In this personal finance lesson, students will analyze and develop stay-in-school incentive programs for a group of students.
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Division of Labor/Specialization, Incentives
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Why Adopt a Highway?

In this personal finance lesson, students will learn about the successful Adopt-a-Highway program.
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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