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NEW! Can We End Housing Insecurity?

Students compare the economic costs and benefits of helping people who are experiencing housing insecurity and consider the ethical implications.
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Role of Government
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Valentine's Day Greeting Card Production

Working in small groups, students participate in a production simulation (making Valentine's Day greeting cards) to determine the effects of...
Key Concepts: Costs of Production, Diminishing Marginal Utility, Productive Resources…
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NEW! Can You Be Fashionable and Ethical?

Students “produce” blue jeans and make business choices about production to simulate the decision of changing from more expensive, but...
Key Concepts: Costs of Production, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Externalities…
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NEW! What Can We Do About Pollution?

Students play charades to mimic noise pollution and consider the question "what can be done if someone's choices are putting...
Key Concepts: Externalities, Markets and Prices, Role of Government
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Continental Drift and Comparative Advantage

Combine your economics and geography lessons in this activity that has students reviewing continental drift and the continents of Laurasia...
Key Concepts: Absolute Advantage, Benefits of Trade/Comparative Advantage
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Can You Allocate Ethically?

In Lesson #4 from the Ethics, Economics, and Social Issues curriculum, students work in groups to analyze allocation methods, apply...
Key Concepts: Allocation, Decision Making, Incentives…
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Does Self-Interest Prevent Economic Justice?

In Lesson #7 0f the Ethics, Economics, and Social Issues curriculum, students explore basic ideas of justice by examing government...
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Incentives, Veil of Ignorance
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Should I Join the Sweatshop Boycott?

In Lesson #8 of the "Ethics, Economics, and Social Issues" curriculum, students study primary sources to learn about the choices...
Key Concepts: Economic Development, Economic Growth
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Do Businesses Have Social Responsibility?

In Lesson #6 of the Ethics, Economics, and Social Issues curriculum, students will participate in a simulation and discussion to...
Key Concepts: Business Costs and Revenues, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Profit
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Can You Conduct Research Ethically?

In Lesson #2 of the "Ethics, Economics, and Social Issues" curriculum, students learn about positive and normative economics and how...
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Normative Economics, Positive Economics
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Is Efficiency Ethical?

In Lesson #5 of the Ethics, Economics, and Social Issues curriculum, students role-play to understand both the power and limits...
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Marginal Analysis, Scarcity
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SIFMA Foundation

Stock Prices and the Super Bowl

Harness the excitement of the Super Bowl with this lesson from the SIFMA Foundation for Investor Education. Students analyze the...
Key Concepts: Advertising, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Investing
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