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What Do People Want to Wear?

To stay in business, fashion merchandisers must be able to anticipate what consumers want. By looking at different retail websites,...
Key Concepts: Demand, Markets and Prices
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Show Me the Money!

Students will investigate the unforeseen costs of car loans and/or house loans. They will then evaluate the economics of decision...
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Choice, Consumers…
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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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Car Loan Project

In this personal finance lesson, students will evaluate different advertisements about cars to learn about the car buying process.
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Scarcity
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How is Our Economy Doing?

Students learn the meaning and measurement of six important economic indicators and use the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank National...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Credit, Employment and Unemployment…
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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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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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CPI- The Crystal Ball

Governments and other financial organizations are constantly measuring trends in the economy to try to predict what will happen next....
Key Concepts: Fiscal Policy, Markets and Prices
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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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Multipliers and the Mystery of the Magic Money

Students learn about the purpose of the reserve requirement, how money is "created" in the economy through fractional reserves, and...
Key Concepts: Economic Institutions, Fiscal Policy, Markets and Prices
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What Does A Dollar Really Buy?

Students will describe the purpose of a price index, and how it is calculated. Then students will describe the weaknesses...
Key Concepts: Fiscal Policy
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It's a Matter of Power

Students examine tradeoffs and profit- maximization decisions in the case study of Kaiser Aluminum, which decided to shut down aluminum...
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Incentive, Profit
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Comparative Economic Systems

Students research the economic systems of a communist country and a third-world country and compare them to the US, guided...
Key Concepts: Economic Systems
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Unemployment in My Hometown

Students use the Bureau of Labor Statistics website to track unemployment rates for their community, and after researching information about...
Key Concepts: Employment and Unemployment
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