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Can You Conduct Research Ethically?

In Lesson #2 of the "Ethics, Economics, and Social Issues" curriculum, students learn about positive and normative economics and how...
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Normative Economics, Positive Economics

Vincent van Gogh's 'Flower Beds in Holland'

Students study a painting by van Gogh called "Flower Beds in Holland". The students recognize that this farmer made a...
Key Concepts: Choice, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Scarcity

Is Efficiency Ethical?

In Lesson #5 of the Ethics, Economics, and Social Issues curriculum, students role-play to understand both the power and limits...
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Marginal Analysis, Scarcity

SIFMA Foundation

Stock Prices and the Super Bowl

Harness the excitement of the Super Bowl with this lesson from the SIFMA Foundation for Investor Education. Students analyze the...
Key Concepts: Advertising, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Investing

Did You Get the Message?

Updated! In this economic lesson, students will view TV ads to learn advertising incentives and strategies.
Key Concepts: Advertising, Consumers, Incentives

Toys for Me: A Lesson on Choice

Updated! In this elementary economics lesson, students will categorize and prioritize their wants to learn about scarcity and choice. Scarcity...
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Opportunity Cost, Scarcity…

No Extra Room on the Mayflower

The students will explore the ideas of scarcity and choices by exploring a virtual model of the Mayflower. They will...
Key Concepts: Choice, Scarcity

Economic Misery and Presidential Elections

Updated with new statistics! The students examine economic data in order to predict the results of presidential elections.
Key Concepts: Employment and Unemployment, Fiscal Policy, GDP

Voters and Elections

Updated with new data! Students identify costs associated with voting. Then they make predictions about who might be more likely...
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis

Preparing Your Form 1040

In this personal finance lesson, students will use an IRS Form 1040 to calculate personal income tax.
Key Concepts: Taxes

Integers and Net Worth

In this lesson students explore the concept of “net worth” and how it is calculated. They practice using integers while...
Key Concepts: Credit, Earned Income, Net Worth