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The Lewis and Clark expedition was filled with scarcity issues. They made life and death choices based on scarcity. In...
Key Concepts: Choice, Scarcity
Students take a trip back in time and spot economic concepts in a historical fiction tale. This time frame features...
Key Concepts: Specialization, Trade, Exchange and Interdependence
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
How does the Federal Government spend the trillions of dollars it raises from taxes? Students will read excerpts from “A...
Key Concepts: Budget Deficits and Public Debt, Macroeconomics
This lesson defines and compares the National Debt with the Federal Budget Deficit. Students will discover the differences between the...
Key Concepts: Budget Deficit, Budget Deficits and Public Debt, Macroeconomics
This activity provides a fun way to explore concept of economic decision making. In the lesson, students are given a...
Key Concepts: Choice, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis
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
This lesson begins with students visiting a web site that gives them practice in counting money. The second site goes...
Key Concepts: Economic Institutions, Goods and Services, Money
Through the use of folk tales, history, and the students' own experiences, students will recognize the inter-relatedness of goods, services,...
Key Concepts: Goods and Services, Money, Trade, Exchange and Interdependence
The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the first ten amendments to the Constitution (the Bill of Rights) reflect the...
Key Concepts: Economic Systems, Incentive
The environment has recently been the focus of much research and discussion. Because productive resources are limited, it is important...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis
Grades 6-8, 9-12
January 18, 2016 is Martin Luther King Day. Students can explore the history behind this day and this charismatic man...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Division of Labor/Specialization