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Broad Social Goals of an Economy

COMPELLING QUESTION Why do politicians disagree on economic issues -- isn't there one right answer? Students work in small groups...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Economic Systems…
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Margin Of Error

The lesson begins with an introduction to the use of polls in political campaigns. The students are introduced to the...
Key Concepts: Choice
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Public Choice Economics

Students participate in a series of classroom elections to analyze special-interest effects and see how the costs of voting and...
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Public-Choice Analysis
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The Panic of 1893 and the Election of 1896

ESSENTIAL DILEMMA Were the contradictory responses political leaders had to the panic of 1893 driven more by economic/political self-interest or...
Key Concepts: Budget Deficit, Budgeting, Business Cycles…
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In this personal finance lesson, students determine their monthly earned income and estimate how much they could be saving.
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Budgeting, Roles of Government
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Specialists Light Up Our Lives!

Peppe and his family moved to America to pursue the American dream. His mother has passed away, his father is...
Key Concepts: Goods and Services, Specialization, Trade, Exchange and Interdependence
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The Classroom Mini-Economy | Lesson Demo

Shanan Riegle, an award-winning teacher from Yorktown Elementary School in Indiana, shares tips for creating a mini-economy in the elementary...
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Economic Institutions, Entrepreneurs…
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The Hidden Costs of College

College costs have escalated over the past two decades, and many students are relying on student loans to cover the...
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Choice, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis
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How Will I Pay for College?

In this lesson, students will learn about current trends in student borrowing and determine a reasonable debt load for hypothetical...
Key Concepts: Borrow, Budgeting, Credit…
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