Grades 3-5, 6-8
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During the Gold Rush, people paid exorbitant prices for ordinary objects. Why? Because of the laws of supply and demand,...
Key Concepts: Demand, Markets and Prices
Students use the Bureau of Labor Statistics website to track unemployment rates for their community, and after researching information about...
Key Concepts: Employment and Unemployment
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
Grades 3-5, 6-8
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…
This lesson has students explore a variety of ways to share, particularly when an obvious solution is not apparent.
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Goods and Services, Scarcity
Grades 6-8, 9-12
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
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
The Lewis and Clark expedition was filled with scarcity issues. They made life and death choices based on scarcity. In...
Key Concepts: Choice, Scarcity
Very young students will be able to make a cost/benefit chart for the Country Mouse after hearing the classic story.
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis