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On The Money

In this lesson, students explore what money is and how it differs around the world. They will compare U.S. currency...
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Demand, Economic Institutions…
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Eureka!

Take a look at how inventions, such as plastic, have changed our lives and how they are changing the future...
Key Concepts: Entrepreneurs
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Water, Water, Everywhere

In this lesson, students will identify water and land as examples of natural resources investigate sources of water and identify...
Key Concepts: Goods and Services
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Buying vs. Renting

Have you given any thought to where you will live when you are "on your own" - out in the...
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Consumers, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis…
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Should I Use Cash or Credit?

To use or not to use credit for a major purchase is an important decision. There is a nifty process...
Key Concepts: Credit, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Scarcity
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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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The Economics of Homebuying

This lesson provides an overview of the basics of buying a home for the first time. Your students may make...
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Credit, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis
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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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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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How Long Is Your Life?

High school students have rarely been asked to look at their future beyond where they will be going to college...
Key Concepts: Budgeting
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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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The Story of Jack and the Bank Stalk

Fairy tales have always been used to give lessons about life. The story of Jack and the Bean Stalk is...
Key Concepts: Credit, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Economic Institutions…
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US History: Inventors & Entrepreneurs

Students will learn the difference between inventors and entrepreneurs. From talking with adults they will learn some of the benefits...
Key Concepts: Consumers, Entrepreneurs, Incentive…
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