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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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Is Globalization a Dirty Word?

Is globalization a dirty word? The shocking decision by Great Britain to leave the European Union seems to cast doubt...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Benefits of Trade
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The Mystery of the Amazing Farmers

In this lesson you will be taking on the role of an an investigative reporter to solve the Amazing Farmer...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Division of Labor/Specialization, Goods and Services
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Dog Gone Job!

Dog Gone Job! demonstrates how job specialization increases productivity
Key Concepts: Demand, Specialization
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Nothing to Buy

Students compare the Soviet-era marketplace with present-day Russian marketplace.
Key Concepts: Choice, Income Distribution, Roles of Government…
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Increasing Productivity

This lesson stimulates students' thinking with stories about rigorous athlete training illustrating the importance of training and practice. After students...
Key Concepts: Division of Labor/Specialization, Goods and Services
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Eureka!

Take a look at how inventions, such as plastic, have changed our lives and how they are changing the future...
Key Concepts: Entrepreneurs
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The Return of Sacagawea

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
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'You Paid How Much for That Ticket?'

Have you ever been the victim of discrimination? That is, have you ever been treated differently from other people based...
Key Concepts: Business Costs and Revenues, Demand, Markets and Prices
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Do You Have a Yen to Go to College?

Carlos is a senior at local high school. When he graduates, he plans to study computer animation. He has applied...
Key Concepts: Choice, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Foreign Exchange…
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