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Break-Even Analysis

In this personal finance lesson, students will use breakeven analysis formula to analyze investment options.
Key Concepts: Business Costs and Revenues, Goods and Services, Profit
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Earning Credit

In this personal finance lesson, students will learn to compound interest and amortization to calculate the cost of a car.
Key Concepts: Credit, Interest, Risk and Return
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Forecasting Economics

Can you learn economics from the weather? Students will be able to integrate science, math, and economics through this engaging...
Key Concepts: Consumers, Goods and Services
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The 411 on College Education

One of the most important financial decisions people make is whether to go to college. The price tag of a...
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Division of Labor/Specialization, Market Structures
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Understanding a Balance Sheet

A balance sheet shows the assets, liabilities, and net worth for a business on a given day. This business document...
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Insurance
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A Penny Saved

In this economics lesson, students will read and discuss the comic book, “A Penny Saved".
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Credit, Economic Institutions…
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Using an Excel Checkbook

Students will use a spreadsheet to enter checkbook transactions and reconcile.
Key Concepts: Bank Account, Bank Service Charges, Bank Statement…
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Avatar, King of the Box Office?

On January 26, 2010, the film Avatar officially topped Titanic as the top-grossing film of all-time at the box office....
Key Concepts: Fiscal Policy, Real vs. Nominal
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Balance of Payments (BOP)

International trade allows countries to buy and sell both domestic and foreign goods, as well as services and financial assets....
Key Concepts: Balance of Payments, Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments
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Can happiness be measured? Students will learn how utility relates to economic decision making and the law of diminishing marginal...
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Demand, Wants
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How Much Does it Cost Now?

Students will use the FRED database to download the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and calculate the equivalent price of a...
Key Concepts: Fiscal Policy
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Okun's Law

The students sharpen their graphing skills by interpreting the relationship between changes in the unemployment rate (%) and real GDP....
Key Concepts: Employment and Unemployment
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The Family Vacation

Students will take a surprise trip around the world. As they travel, they will use clues to discover where they...
Key Concepts: Foreign Exchange, Money, Trade, Exchange and Interdependence
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Banks & Credit Unions (Part I)

Students learn about banks and credit unions, identifying similarities and differences between the two types of financial institution. They also...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Budgeting, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis…
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It's a Not So Wonderful Life

In this lesson students learn about banks and banking. The study the fractional reserve system, and the role the Fed...
Key Concepts: Economic Institutions, Markets and Prices, Money…
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