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What is Competition?

Students will understand what businesses are, that a marketplace exists whenever buyers and sellers exchange goods and services, and that...
Key Concepts: Business Costs and Revenues, Consumers, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis…
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Hey, Get a Job!

The second of a two-part unit on income-earning endeavors, this lesson has students choose a job or business to engage...
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Entrepreneurs
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Hey Pop!

One of the best sounds and smells is fresh popcorn! At the movies, at the fair, or at home, everyone...
Key Concepts: Business Costs and Revenues, Consumers, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis…
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Laura Ingalls Wilder's Frontier Town

Laura Ingalls Wilder made a sketch of De Smet, South Dakota in the 1880's. This lesson will discuss the markets...
Key Concepts: Business Costs and Revenues, Consumers, Goods and Services…
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Banks, Bankers, Banking

Students will demonstrate understanding of the processes associated with banking by role- playing as customers, tellers, and guards.
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Demand, Economic Institutions…
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Old Toy - New Market

Students explore the LEGOLAND theme parks and demonstrate an understanding of how new markets can be created and that cultural...
Key Concepts: Goods and Services, Markets, Profit
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Ben & Jerry's Flavor Graveyard

Ben & Jerry are producers of ice cream. Even if they produce ice cream for the entire nation, they still...
Key Concepts: Choice, Entrepreneurs, Productive Resources…
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CPI- The Crystal Ball

Governments and other financial organizations are constantly measuring trends in the economy to try to predict what will happen next....
Key Concepts: Fiscal Policy, Markets and Prices
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Lemon Squeeze - The Lemonade Stand

Everyone has at one time or another opened a lemonade or Kool-Aid Stand. What a great place to begin an...
Key Concepts: Demand, Markets, Markets and Prices
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Capital Chips (Part 1)

Through the use of a historical timeline of the capital investments made by the company the resulting benefits will be...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Credit, Goods and Services…
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Capital Chips (Part 2)

Through the use of a historical timeline of the capital investments made by the company the resulting benefits will be...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Goods and Services
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Capital Chips (Part 3)

Through the use of a historical timeline of the capital investments made by the company the resulting benefits will be...
Key Concepts: Goods and Services
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It's a Matter of Power

Students examine tradeoffs and profit- maximization decisions in the case study of Kaiser Aluminum, which decided to shut down aluminum...
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Incentive, Profit
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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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Comparative Economic Systems

Students research the economic systems of a communist country and a third-world country and compare them to the US, guided...
Key Concepts: Economic Systems
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Economics in the Headlines

Students learn how to identify headlines in the news and current events as illustrations of problems in supply and demand....
Key Concepts: Demand, Markets, Markets and Prices
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