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A Fair Wage

Income for most people is determined by the market value of the productive resources they sell. What workers earn depends,...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Budgeting, Business Costs and Revenues…
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Free Ride

Free Ride helps students identify goods and services provided by the government and evaluate the cost of government provided goods...
Key Concepts: GDP, Goods and Services, Roles of Government
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The Controversial School Voucher Issue

Recently, the concept and use of school vouchers has come to the forefront of political, societal, constitutional, and economical discourse....
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Roles of Government
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The Return of Sacagawea

Sacagawea returned to America in 2000. Actually, the golden dollar coin bearing the image of Sacagawea, began circulating then. It...
Key Concepts: Business Costs and Revenues, Credit, Money
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'You Paid How Much for That Ticket?'

Have you ever been the victim of discrimination? That is, have you ever been treated differently from other people based...
Key Concepts: Business Costs and Revenues, Demand, Markets and Prices
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'Be All You Can Be'...For Minimum Wage?

Perhaps you have seen the catchy TV ads for the various branches of the United States military. You know, the...
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Division of Labor/Specialization…
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Save the Moonflowers

Margaret Mee (1909-1988) was a botanical artist who often traveled up the Amazon River alone in search of rare flowers...
Key Concepts: Goods and Services, Markets
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Where Does the Money Come From?

With very few exceptions, the U.S. federal government does not have an "income" to spend providing goods and services. The...
Key Concepts: Roles of Government
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Pennies Make Cents

Students will review the history of trade before money and will investigate the history of money. Students will locate information...
Key Concepts: Money, Trade, Exchange and Interdependence
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Changes in Change

This lesson begins with students visiting a web site that gives them practice in counting money. The second site goes...
Key Concepts: Economic Institutions, Goods and Services, Money
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Old Business, New Business

In this lesson students are introduced to several businesses from the past. They see that, while the names for these...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Business, Demand…
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The Big Mac Index

How fast can you say "twoallbeef-pattiesspecialsauce-lettucecheesepickles-onionsonasesameseedbun?" This question was asked of millions of TV viewers in the now famous 1970s...
Key Concepts: Foreign Exchange, Markets and Prices, Money
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Economic Forecasting: An Internet WebQuest

Economics is often called the "science of decision making." The decisions that economists analyze range from personal decisions such as...
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Employment and Unemployment, Fiscal Policy
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