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From Butterflies to Buffaloes

Nature tourism, also known as ecotourism, is a fast growing segment of the tourism industry. In this lesson, students learn...
Key Concepts: Goods and Services, Markets, Producers…
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Making Cents out of Centimes

Students will learn that most countries create their own currency for use as money. In most of Europe that money...
Key Concepts: Foreign Exchange
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Is Globalization a Dirty Word?

Is globalization a dirty word? The shocking decision by Great Britain to leave the European Union seems to cast doubt...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Benefits of Trade
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Car Shopping in a Command Economy

Contrary to US methods of distribution (namely prices), the Soviet Union used different methods of distribution of its goods during...
Key Concepts: Economic Systems, Incentive, Markets and Prices
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Nothing to Buy

Students compare the Soviet-era marketplace with present-day Russian marketplace.
Key Concepts: Choice, Income Distribution, Roles of Government…
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Off to Interactive Island

This activity provides a fun way to explore concept of economic decision making. In the lesson, students are given a...
Key Concepts: Choice, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis
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Do You Have a Yen to Go to College?

Carlos is a senior at local high school. When he graduates, he plans to study computer animation. He has applied...
Key Concepts: Choice, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Foreign Exchange…
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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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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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The Wizard of Oz Visits Japan

Deflationary conditions in the United States have not returned since the Great Depression. Instead, U.S. policymakers have frequently found it...
Key Concepts: Fiscal Policy
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