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Financial Markets

For Teachers 11th - 12th
A presentation like this may be good for your learners and their parents. Discover the ins, outs, and in-betweens regarding financial markets. Slides are straightforward, easy to follow, and provide basic information for building a...
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The Ethics of Outsourcing to China

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
After viewing clips from a documentary on factory work in China and US outsourcing, learners have a fishbowl discussion. They work in groups to build both personal points of view and strong arguments on the effects of outsourcing in...
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A Piece of The Energy Pie: Lesson 10

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Cost-benefit, green initiatives, global economics, and renewable energy are the topics of this thought-provoking lesson plan. Learners watch the video, NASCAR Goes Green, engage in a circular written discussion, then talk about the green...
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Lesson 9: Tracking Commodities

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Over the corse of a month, small groups will monitor the price of a specific energy commodity and analyze it in relation to global and domestic events. They play a trade simulation game and create infographics showing what they've...
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Price Elasticity of Demand

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
A series of economic activities should keep your class busy for a while. Six different worksheets review the concepts of price elasticity, demand, and U.S. economics. Multiple real-world applications and scenarios house each of the ten...
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Equilibrium

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Twelfth graders and college learners alike work on great practical application problems related to supply and demand with this worksheet series. There are five different worksheets containing graphs, charts, and scenario based problems...
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Communism

For Students 8th - 11th
Clarifying the differences between Capitalism, Communism, and Socialism, as well as describing the historical contexts for each, this video will help viewers understand the meaning of Communist and Capitalist countries. This resource...
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20th Century Capitalism and Regulation in the United States

For Students 8th - 12th
The speaker in this lecture takes the viewer on a journey through the world of modern finance, from the era of Rockefeller and Vanderbilt to the 2008 financial crisis. Exploring the presence of the American government in the economy,...
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Who Wants to Be an A Student: History

For Teachers 10th - 12th
As a review of key history topics covered in high school, this resource could be used to test students knowledge of government, history and literature. Students answer questions in a game format, playing for imaginary money. This would...
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Banking 1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
As an introduction to the institution and function of banks in society, this video walks viewers through the concept of banking with colorful annotations and simplified narration. The lecture evolves naturally into a discussion about...
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Economic Terms

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Before beginning any lesson, learners need to have a basic understanding of the terminology commonly used in that content area. Build basic economic vocabulary with this resource. Each economic term is completely defined and then used in...
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World Events Work Against Grain Buyers

For Students 11th - 12th
Eight short-answer questions and three graphs for student response are included in the worksheet. They'll read two dialogue-driven articles to assess if those speaking understand economics or not. They'll draw graphs to show what is...
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Focus on Economic Data: US Employment and the Unemployment Rate, March, 2012

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Read all about the various types of unemployment and the United States is are currently at the low-point of an unemployment cycle. Kids examine what economic factors affect the unemployment rate, and what data shows for different US...
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Ford's Revolution

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Industrialization and mechanization of products such as cars have deeply affected the US economy. The class discusses the affects of Ford's assembly line production of automobiles. They watch a video, fill out worksheets, and investigate...
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Prescription for the Economy

For Teachers 7th - 12th
To better understand the link between health care and the economy, learners first interview an adult about their experiences with health care. They gather data to create a multi-media presentation that shows the impact of health care...
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Balance of Payments (BOP)

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners work through ten transactions that will help them understand credits and debts on a global scale. They then discuss each transaction in terms of the global economy. An extension activity and discussion questions are included.
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Honors: Unit 2 Test Review: Supply and Demand

For Students 11th - 12th
A good study guide can really help a learner do his/her best on a big exam. This guide provides economics honors students with 28 scenarios and questions related to an advanced understanding of supply and demand. 
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Honors Economics: Test Review - Money & The Fed

For Students 11th - 12th
Stocks, bonds, graphs, and The Fed are only a few of the topics covered in a solid study guide. There are graphs, quotes, and visual displays to review along with 35 study questions. This is intended for an honors class, but would be...
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The Bead Game

For Teachers 6th Standards
What better way to learn about different economic systems than to participate in them? An engaging bead game highlights the differences between market, command, and traditional economies. In small groups, 6th graders work through three...
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Honors Unit 7 Chapters 16 & 17 The Global Economy Test Review

For Students 11th - 12th
From tariffs and NAFTA to trade agreements and global policy, your class can cover all of it with a handy study guide. Prepare advanced learners for a two-chapter test on the global economy with 45 main ideas to focus on while they study.
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Economics Quiz: Chapter 11

For Students 11th - 12th
Short, sweet, and to the point. Here is a 10 question economics quiz ready to help you assess your pupils. They'll answer five multiple choice and five matching questions related to stocks, the efficient-market hypothesis, futures...
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Jeopardy: History Review

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Wow, chapter one must be really long! The history review game that your class is about to play covers concepts that range from the Enlightenment and the Crusades, to the Conquistadors and the slave trade. There is a lot of information...
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Tis the Season

For Teachers 10th - 12th
What happens to seasonal manufacturing in the off-season? Scholars examine this peak production phenomenon and interview local businesspeople to learn more about the effects. Watch the five-minute video to introduce the lesson; it is a...
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Supply and Demand: Ch 3

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
Economic supply and demand based on comparative data is the topic of this work packet. Intended for learners in grades twelve or higher, this set of exercises will challenges them to use their data analysis skills in a real-world...
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Coal Supply and Demand

For Teachers 5th - 10th
A hands-on simulation perfect for an economics lesson, young learners investigate the availability of different sources of natural energy (coal, natural gas, oil, solar, and nuclear) and how this availability affects their cost. Simulate...
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Comparative Advantage and Gains from Trade

For Students 11th - 12th
Using a formula and several economic scenarios, learners answer six problem solving questions and finish a graph. They will use this worksheet to better understand comparative advantage and economic gains made through trade.
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The Fall of the Roman Empire

For Teachers 9th - 11th
The Roman Empire rose and fell. Outline the failures in agriculture, economics, military, and government that weakened Rome, setting the stage for complete devastation as Germanic Tribes invaded.
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Trade Secrets

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young analysists explore how global trade and free market policies might personally affect them. They read an article, view a series of documenteries, and engage in a class discussion. Great lesson!
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Southern Africa

For Students 6th - 8th
Investigate the culture and economics or Southern Africa in this text-companion activity. Learners read about the gold trade, apartheid, wealth division, and traditional lifestyles in this region. They take notes and answer 4...
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Foreign Economics

For Students 7th - 10th
Why do so many countries export cars? Economists examine this and other foreign economics principles through this introductory worksheet. A brief text explains international trade, then lists the top 11 leaders in global trade, along...
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How Does the Stock Market Really Work?

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Investigate the stock market as it relates to the business world. Young scholars investigate ways to invest their money for the future. They make a presentation and discuss their findings with the class.
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Conservation vs. Economic Growth

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Investigate the choices people make between economic growth and personal growth and development using the ethical/decision making model. Small groups create and present a position paper describing their feeling for or against the...
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Manipulating the AD/AS Model: Exogenous Demand and Supply Shocks

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Explore the economic theory of supply and demand using this resource. This lesson focuses on using the AD/AS model, including exogenous demand and supply shocks.Learners read a description and then draw a AD curve that represents the...
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Public Choice Theory and The Economics of Taxation

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Let your students know how our economy works, what taxation is, and how Public Choice Theory affects the economics of taxation. This is a comprehensive and well defined presentation that includes links to additional information provided...
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Recession is Not Recess

For Teachers 9th - 12th
An impressive lesson plan produced by The Washington Post on various aspects of economics. This nine-page page instructional activity has an amazing variety of activities embedded in it for high school high schoolers. There are great...
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Avatar, King of the Box Office?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Kids examine top grossing films of all time to determine if they deserve that title or not. They use the Consumer Price Index, the GDP Deflator, and a data adjustment related to current and past inflation rates to calculate which film...
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Calculating Simple Interest

For Students 8th - 12th
Interest can be both a best friend and an enemy...show your learners how it can manifest through this set of 10 word problems. For each, they calculate time, principle, interest, or rate and choose an answer from multiple choice...
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Econ in a Bag

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Here is a nice idea, have your young entrepeneurs form their own companies. Each company is given a paper bad to locate and place resources in that they can use to create products their businesses sell on Sale Day. They identify and...
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To Market We Will Go

For Teachers 2nd - 9th
Introduce your class to the world of economics in this ELD lesson plan, which takes them through a market simulation. They work in teams to create businesses and produce products or services. Each team must buy materials as well as pay...
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Health Insurance

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Discover the difference between PPO and HMO with a lesson on health insurance. Slides contain basic information about why one would want health insurance and the types available. Tip: Tie in the need for health insurance to a lesson on...
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Chapter 2 - Section 1 Quiz

For Students 11th - 12th
After taking a look at various economic systems, take an economics quiz. Learners will be challenged as they answer 10 questions regarding market economy, command economy, and economic systems. 
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Unit 6 Test Review: Money & The Fed Test Review

For Students 12th
Thirty-two study questions provide your economics class with the skills needed to pass a chapter exam. They work through each question to prepare for a test on the Fed and money.
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Chapter 14 - Section V

For Students 11th - 12th
Put knowledge to the test with a short quiz. Your economics class will answer 10 questions related to the Fed, Federal Reserve System, and monetary policy in the US. There are five multiple choice and five matching questions to hone...
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Chapter 14- Section III: Economics

For Students 11th - 12th
Economics after the Great Depression and the effects of the Great Depression on the US economy are covered in 10 questions. Learners answer five multiple choice and five matching questions related to the Federal Reserve System, thrift...
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Economics: Chapter 16 Section III

For Students 11th - 12th
Trade deficits, foreign exchange, and international trade take top billing in an economics quiz. There are 10 questions related to international business and currency for your learners to answer.
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Economics Quiz: Chapter 10 Section 2

For Students 11th - 12th
The congress has a lot to say when it comes to the federal budget and the US economy. First, review these topics and then hand out a related quiz. There are 10 questions that ask learners to consider economic spending on a national scale.
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Economics Quiz: Chapter 13 Section 1

For Students 11th - 12th
Economic business cycles and predictable market change can be tracked using statistical data. Try a 10 question quiz to test your class on economic indicators, business cycles, and the GDP.
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Economics Quiz: Chapter 4

For Students 11th - 12th
Pop quiz time! After passing out a 10 question economics quiz, you'll be able to see how much your class understands economic demand. There are five multiple choice and five matching questions all related to the law of demand.
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Micro-finance Challenge

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students play a micro-finance game. in this global economy lesson, students play a game that assists them in concepts of micro-finance. Students will also watch a business development video and explore additional resources.
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We're On Display

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students create store displays to create an understanding of the importance of marketing in the world of business. The project is intended to be ongoing with the advertising scheme to be changed frequently.
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Explorations in Economic Demand, Part I

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Your economists will relate to the choices at hand in this personal budgeting scenario. A passage describes Bob's predicament: he's going away to college and must buy his own clothes, including the pricey Levis he wants to buy 8 of....
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Economics Lesson 5: The United States in the Global Marketplace

For Students 7th - 9th
Explore the market globalization with this reading comprehension worksheet. Learners read a short selection about the United States in the global marketplace. Vocabulary words are in bold, but consider maintaining engagement by having...
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Economics Lesson 4: Understanding Markets

For Students 7th - 9th
Once your economists understand the basics about buying and selling, introduce them to the 3 types of economies with this reading comprehension worksheet. First, learners read a short selection about how economies are organized....
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An Introduction to Modern Economics

For Students 10th - 12th
Practice reading comprehension with this informational economics worksheet. Learners read a 2-page explanation of the beginnings of modern economics and how it plays a role in society. This reading discusses natural, human and capital...
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Markets in Action

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Have your class apply concepts from lectures and use from simple examples to discuss more complex problems that have been reported in the news. This is a lecture driven lesson with a lot of interesting information.
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It's About Supply and Demand

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Watch an Instructional Television (ITV) video and participate in a simulation to explore supply and demand and how those two forces affect price.
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Basics Of Foreign Trade And Exchange

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Have your scholars read a handout related to the foreign trade market and how there is an exchange of goods. They read the information as a research assignment and make connections as to how the market fits together.
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Money Vocabulary

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Explore the monetary system by completing worksheets in class. Learners will identify the monetary units of England and collaborate in groups to solve money word problems. They also identify several money-related vocabulary terms before...
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Globalization

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explain the various perspectives on globalization, and the sweeping political, economic, and cultural changes that are taking place as a result of the increasing connections between people of different nations of the world.
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When Capitalism is Great and Not-so-great

For Students 8th - 12th
Comparing and contrasting Capitalism and Socialism, this lecture outlines many nuances between the two economic systems, including the ideas of meritocracy and "fairness." A discussion about the effects of either system gone "unchecked"...
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Production Possibilities Curve

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Use a production possibilities curve to explain efficiency in terms of opportunity cost, consumption, and scarcity. A video shows how the Production Possibilities Curve is used to calculate opportunity cost and scarcity. Learners then...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: The Economic Paradox

For Students 9th - 12th
It's a classic conundrum of economics: voters want jobs, but don't want to spend the money required for businesses to hire. This political cartoon analysis worksheet has students analyzing this enigma and responding to 3 talking points...
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Cartoons in the Classroom: Stagflation

For Students 10th - 12th
What is stagflation? Have your social studies class examine this political cartoon to define stagflation and understand recession as its defined in a political context. This worksheet would be a great warm up activity, perfect for extra...
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Pricing Your Craft Worksheet

For Students 11th - 12th
This cross-curricular activity could be used to teach economics, business, practical math, and more. Learners pretend they are craftspeople and choose a craft to market. Using a graphic organizer and provided models, class members...
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Solving Math Problems In the Real World

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Upper elementary and middles schoolers discuss and solve real world applications of math. They use formulas for volume and percents to answer real world questions. In the second part of the instructional activity, groups write and solve...
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Race, Education, and Income: Comparing Carter & Reagan

For Teachers 8th - 11th
High school learners compare economic outcomes for 3 racial groups under the presidencies of Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan by analyzing a series of graphs, answering questions from a worksheet, and participating in a discussion.
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What is the Formula for Compound Interest?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
View this tutorial for more than just a description of the formula for compound interest! An instructor goes through a problem, showing how to find simple interest and compound interest. After she completes each version, she explains the...
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Buying and Selling: Getting Cherries into a Pie

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Kids keep score as they take on the roles of buyers and sellers in an agribusiness introduction. They play the game for five rounds, each round is made different by having a new economic element added, a discussion follows. Everything...
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Loan Amortization - Mortgage

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Upper graders explore the connection between interest and principal. They use an amortization schedule to determine the amount of principal paid vs interest on a $100,000 home loan. Fourteen discussion questions and a research-based...
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Consumerism: No Purchase Necessary

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners read a script that helps them understand the ins and outs of consumerism. They watch a video (not included), and engage in two additional activities. The instructional activity engages critical thinking skills and brings...
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Trail of the Tomato Growers

For Students 10th - 12th
Economic pressures to produce and harvest in order to meet consumer needs is a very real issue. In small groups, the class uses three guiding questions to research the pressures on tomato growers to harvest at a level that meets the...
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Japan: Economic Powerhouse

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Japanese economic recovery after WWII is the focus of this slideshow. It shows how Japan invested in education and technology to turn its economy around. However, it stops short and appears to be incomplete - a good start in need of a...
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Economics Term Review

For Students Higher Ed
If you are preparing your economics class for a final exam, this tool could be very helpful. Whether you pick and choose or use all 85 prompts, an entire course in both micro and macro economics can be found in this 3-page review. Both...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: The Credit Crisis

For Students 11th - 12th
Political cartoons are interesting and motivating, and they provide a great opportunity for critical informational analysis. This resource includes background information on the current credit crisis, a political cartoon, and three...
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Funding a Way to the Top

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Review economic vocabulary, presidential election campaigns, and current campaign budgets (2004). Your class will determine how they feel about the amount of money spent on presidential campaigns, they will read an informational article,...
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Little House In the Big Woods

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Young scholars explore economics by reading classic literature with their classmates. In this farm production lesson, students read the famous story Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Young scholars complete handouts...
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Life is Starting to Change

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the tough economic times by discussing supply and demand.  In this economics lesson, students read a news article and identify specific examples of the oil crisis that has touched their lives.  Students create a...
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Why Nations Trade

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students discuss international trade. In this trade lesson, students read about comparative advantage and the benefits of international trade. Students perform a skills test to determine their individual specialization areas and write...
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A New Business: Vinnie's Pizzeria and the Lessons of Supply and Demand

For Students 8th - 12th
In this supply and demand worksheet, students read about supply and demand and the impact these can have on a new business. They then answer the 9 questions in the packet. The answers are at the end of the packet.
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Cooking in A Closet: Supply and Demand on a Submarine

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners define choice, cost, supply, demand, and scarcity. They apply the terms in an economic sense to a historical event. Finally, students read an excerpt from the oral history interview with a submarine veteran conducted by the...
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Loose and Tight Monetary Policy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars discuss goals of tight or loose monetary policy, act as advisers to heads of various nations' central banks to determine whether countries should pursue tight or loose monetary policy, and present realistic solutions...
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Supply and Demand

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students define economic terms, list three conditions that must be present in order for demand to exist, define law of supply and demand, differentiate between buyer's and seller's markets, examine concept of elasticity, view tutorial on...
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Electing Economies

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the economic and political challenges the past six presidents have faced during their terms of office, and how those challenges may or may not have impacted their chances for re-election. They create campaign slogans...
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Inflation: Taking Prices Higher

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students examine the definition of inflation and its impact through history. They read and discuss online text, discuss examples of inflation, calculate the prices of various items for different years using an inflation rate of 3%, and...
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Market Power, Competition and Regulation- Lesson Plan: 4 x 1 hour lessons

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students research business regulations, design and deliver a presentation that addresses the issues arising when companies act in anti-competitive manners.
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Net Results

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners investigate through role play how decisions by watermen, recreational fisherpeople, and lawmakers influence and are influenced by economics and the abundance or scarcity of fish and shellfish stocks. They consider social,...
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Shop Till You Drop

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students simulate family budget during Great Depression based on comparable incomes and prices of the 1930s.
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AN EXAMINATION OF HOW GEOGRAPHICAL SETTLEMENTS LED TO AN ECONOMIC SYSTEM IN THE 13 COLONIES

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate and justify the geographic reasons why the colonists settled in the locations they did, and how this led to their economic system using a map of the original thirteen colonies.
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World Trade-Offs

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars assess how global trade impacts the businesses and industries of their city. They explore world trade and interview people at related business and industries.
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Manifestations of the Manifesto

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the workings of FARC, a Marxist guerilla group in Colombia, as well as study the basics of Marxism. They examine the discrepancies between Marxist theory and Marxism as it is actually realized in Colombia and other parts...
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Where Do You Shop?

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine shopping patterns in another community to develop a hypothesis on why there are more opportunities for goods and services in some neighborhoods while others lack these goods and services.
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Is the Ruble Becoming Rubbish?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students analyze the effects of economic turmoil on the Russian economy and relate them to the local economy and their own lives. They trace the ripple effect of a troubled economy from a local business to the rest of the community.
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Source Search: Agricultural Products

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Farmers just farm, right? Find out how important agricultural products are to our modern society. Learners will explore the foods, textiles, and fuels made from industrial farm goods. They'll also explore the idea of choosing an...
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Economics Quiz: Chapter 5 Section III

For Students 11th - 12th
Ever need a short activity or assignment to fill a few minutes? If you do, look at this chapter quiz. It contains 10 super questions, all related to cost-benefit, e-commerce, and profit. A good way to productively fill some time.
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Economics Quiz: Chapter 1 Section 3

For Students 10th - 12th
Decision making plays a big part in the US consumer market. Kids take a quiz to see what they understand about opportunity costs, free enterprise, economic choices, and trade-offs. There are five multiple choice and five matching...
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Market Failures

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
Market failure and the effects it has in terms of social benefit is the focus of this eight-page packet. Perfect for homework, this set of excellent worksheets provides several scenarios and graphs that show positive and negative...
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Teaching Basic Banking Principles

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students listen to the story, "Recollections of Pine Gulch, 1840-1860" to determine how banks "create" money, what reserves are, and what a "run" on a bank is.
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Oligopoly

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
Economics can be a competitive and, at times, devious subject. Learners work through a series of four worksheets to better understand oligopoly. Each sheet includes real-world scenarios, passages to read, graphs to analyze, and short...
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Consumer Borrowing and Spending

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Credit can be confusing for teens, some of whom are already using credit cards. Clear up misconceptions with this group research activity which has a solid outline with a lot of room to adjust to your needs and resources. Groups are...
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The Stock Market: Risks & Rewards

For Teachers 9th - 10th
In order to better understand the US economy, learners read and interpret stock market price reports. They define profits and explain the role of profits in the American economic system for both firms and individual investors. Several...
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Feasibility Study For a New Business

For Students Higher Ed
For this business worksheet, students write out a research study looking at the potential for a new business or the profits of an existing one.
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Pet Shop Economics: Goods and Services

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Introduce basic economics to your young scholars with this PowerPoint, focusing on goods and services. It includes examples of both economic factors from food to helping sick people. The last two slides include two multiple choice...
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Accounting Vocabulary

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Accounting is a crucial component to keeping any business stable. Build a strong, basic understanding of accounting through this vocabulary-focused video. Accounting, accounts, accountants, accounts payable, debit, and accounts...
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Finance & Accounting Vocabulary

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Introduce learners to the vocabulary commonly used when discussing or learning about finance and accounting. Each term is fully defined, used in context, and also in an economic example. Liability, loss, assets, balance sheet, and gross...
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TECH: The Trading Game

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Property ownership, restricted trade, and free trade are the topics of this game. Kids play a trade game to better understand the interrelationship between technology, economics, and personal choices. Rules to the game and a series of...
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Student Handout 6D: Trail of the Tomato: Group D: Labor Contractors

For Students 10th - 12th
A research project that concludes with a visual and written presentation. This is all about the tomato and how it relates to the lives of migrant workers, labor contractors, and industrial agriculture. This is a group project that is...
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Wealth Dispersal in the US

For Students 9th - 12th
Some handouts speak for themselves. Give your economics class a better grasp on the dispersal of wealth in America. The handout compares the total US wealth to 100 dollars. A graph then shows how that 100 dollars is distributed amongst a...
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Limiting Trade

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Read a narrative describing various types of trade restrictions, and then engage in a debate about a new tariff. Critical thinkers will evaluate arguments to determine who benefits and who is hurt by the new tariff. Consider assigning...
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Entrepreneurs Should Keep Business Simple

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Delve into the idea of small businesses and get reading to find out how they grow. THe class reads an article about Steve Gotty, a who made his small business grow and discuss the setbacks he faced. They also discuss ways for a company...
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Conceptual Analysis in Economics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Help develop assertive, critical-thinking skills that enhance growth and change while teaching economics. In groups, select a topic from a list and then discuss the pros and cons of each topic. Debate why advertising is necessary to our...
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Demand and Supply—It’s What Economics Is About!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In this economics lesson, high schoolers examine the principle of supply and demand related to the oil market as they identify factors that cause curves and shifts and determine equilibrium. Upper graders read an informational article...
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Introduction to Business: Business Feud

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Trying to liven up an introductory economics unit on wants and needs? Combine text review with a game using this guide, which has scholars earning the right to play "Business Feud" by scoring high on reading recall questions. While it is...
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How to Achieve Your Financial Goals

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students explore economics by creating a budget. In this financial goal setting lesson, students investigate their use of time by completing a worksheet. Students identify financial goals they would like to achieve in the next several...
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The Craft Revival and Economic Change

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Examine the North Carolina craft revival. In this economics instructional activity, explore the historical challenges that face North Carolinians in the early 1900's and research primary sources to determine how the craft revival came to...
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Externalities Worksheets

For Students 10th - 12th
Explore economics with this resource on externalities, supply and demand, and third party costs. Learners answer questions, provide examples, analyze and change graphs, and make predictions about the impact of variables.
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Learning about Money with the List-Group-and-Label Strategy

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students explore what money is and does. For this beginning economics and consumer education lesson, students work in a group to make a list of the things money can buy. Students add services to their list after the teacher prompts them...
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Poverty and Natural Disasters: Exploring the Connections

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students explore the connections between natural disasters and poverty. For this economic lesson students examine worksheets and activities for each level.
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Examining Advertising Techniques

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students relate social studies, business and economics together.  For this business lesson, students analyze techniques used in advertising to enhance and make their objective more communicable. They figure ways to get people to buy what...
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Hope In The Hard Times - A Unit on the Great Depression

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Learners examine the Great Depression through the analysis of the novel, 'Bud, Not Buddy.' They analyze photos from the National Archives website, complete a character analysis, and conduct research and summarize a topic from the Great...
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And Now, A Word From Our Sponsor

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars act as groups of event planners to invent large entertainment events, determine appropriate sponsorship categories for them, identify potential sponsors within those categories, and pitch their ideas to those companies.
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Sixth Grade Social Studies Quiz

For Students 6th
In this social studies worksheet, 6th graders complete multiple choice questions about economics, climate, maps, and more. Students complete 15 questions.
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Meet Kit: An American Girl

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Students explore economics by participating in a role-play activity. In this consumerism lesson, students identify the Great Depression, the cause of the financial collapse and the devastation it caused people their own age. Students...
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Exchange Rate Problems

For Students 8th - 12th
In this economics worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and multiple choice questions about exchange rates throughout the world.
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Lesson Plan on the U.S. Trade Deficit

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students examine the U.S. trade deficit. In this global economics instructional activity, students read excerpts of selected articles and analyze economic reports to identify the implications of having a deficit. Discussion questions are...
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Economies

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students discover different economic systems. In this global economy lesson, students research the levels of economic activity, types of economies, maquiladoras and the differences between a free market economy and other systems. This...
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San Ignacio Lagoon: Economy or Ecology

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners debate over the development in the habitat of gray whales. In this role playing lesson, students will take on various roles in a debate over the development of a salt production facility in the San Ignacio Lagoon concerning the...
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The CPI and You

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students examine the consumer price index (CPI). In this economics lesson, students explore how the cost of living and inflation indicate the CPI. Students complete activity worksheets in this lesson.
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Beyond the Checkbook: Choices of Payment Methods

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore different payment methods. In this math lesson, students discuss the difference between writing a check and paying online. They will compare and contrast and present their data to the class.
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America's Heartland

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed
Students complete geography and trade activities about global trade. In this geography and trade instructional activity, students read information to learn about absolute advantage, comparative advantage, trade factors, U.S. trade...
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Keeping Track of Our Money

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders complete activities to learn how to manage money. In this managing money lesson, 2nd graders read the book How the Second Grade Got $8,205.50 to Visit the Statue of Liberty and complete two related worksheets.
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Equilibrium Prices And Equilibrium Quantities

For Students 9th - 12th
In this economics worksheet, high schoolers plot data regarding the demand for the supply of a product and answer 6 detailed fill in the blank/multiple choice questions regarding market prices and quantities.
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American Growth and Expansion in the late 1800s

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine a picture of John Gast's, American Progress to determine what they know about American growth between 1877- 1900. By working through thirteen center or folder activities, they study the economics,...
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Risk-It

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers participate in a game in which they are introduced to the Federal Reserve system. After indentifying new vocabulary, they decide which categories to choose from and select a spokesperson for each team. They play the game...
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Types of Taxes

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders work in groups of four-five to analyze the purpose and impact of three types of taxes: proportional, progressive, and regressive. They then participate in a class discussion to look at examples of taxes in each category.
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Measuring Economic Success

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils are introduced to the Gross Domestic Product and what this number tells us about the economy of the United States. In groups, they discuss what constitutes a healthy society and if the GDP is an accurate representation. They also...
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Economics Unit I - The Basics

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Young scholars describe how demand differs from the quantity demanded, explain what the law of demand states and what demand schedules and demand curves illustrate while studying about economics. Also in retrospect, several writing...
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The Assembly Line

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students create an assembly line and build a simple car from LEGO bricks. They explore about the effects of Ford's use of the assembly line, auto financing, and increased wages to make his fortune early in the 20th century.
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International Trade

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners make an inquiry of concepts through the answering of a series of questions that cover governmental controls. The concepts of international trade are covered The exchange rates of trade are used and the elemeents appreciation and...
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Market Structure: Oligopolies

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students investigate the structure of oligopolistic markets. The business market is explored in order to make a comparison to accepted theory found in textbooks. An overall picture of the market is then created within the student mind to...
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South America Layered

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders create an overlay map of South America. They show the relationships between population, landforms and economies with their maps.
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Why Did Delawareans Use Slaves?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners read about an indentured servant, and complete a chart comparing slaves and indentured servants.
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How Much Is That Cupcake Really Worth?

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders see the basic relationship of supply vs. demand (and vice versa) as well as see the relationship of such a small activity to real world scenarios of our economy. They gain a broad perspective on economic principles.
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Power House

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students reflect, speculate, identify, research, and create a blueprint for renewable energy sources.
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Fitness Day

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers develop skills and a comfort level in interpreting economic concepts through graphic analysis.
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Chapter 13 - Section IV

For Students 11th - 12th
The issue of income, poverty, and government assistance is one tackled in every economics class. After a lecture on that very hot topic, pass out a 10 question quiz. There are five multiple choice and five matching questions to which...
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Renaissance in Your Backyard

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students research the demographic and environment changes in their local community over the past years. They identify areas that need rehabilitation. Students create a plan for improvement and create a diorama to illustrate their...
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How It's Made - Neon Signs

For Teachers 5th - 8th
It's amazing! Neon signs are hand blown and filled with argon and neon gas to create a variety of colors. Watch how neon signs are made and discover the science behind the process. Show this in your chemistry or physical science class to...
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Farming: It's a Fact

For Teachers 7th - 11th
What does it take to work in agribusiness? Conduct and explorative investigation which describes where our food dollars go, who makes money on what we buy, and jobs related to agriculture. The class plays an interactive game, analyzes a...
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Preparing a 1040EZ Income Tax Form

For Teachers 11th - 12th
What do you do at the end of the year when your W2 arrives? File a tax form! Show learners how they to can fill out a basic 1040EZ tax form and play their part as tax paying citizens. Monetary denominations are provided for filling out...
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How Much is Dirt Worth?

For Teachers 7th
Dirt is worthless, isn't it? Find out the true value of dirt, and by dirt I mean soil. The class explores what makes soil, the types of soil, and what happens when soil becomes void of its nutrients. There are several great activities,...
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Student Handout 6E: Trail of the Tomato Group E: Farm Workers

For Students 11th - 12th
What is life like for migrant farm workers picking tomatoes at the industrial level? Your class will research and create a visual display describing farm life, work on the farm, and the pressures put on agricultural producers by high...
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Fast Food Tomatoes

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
Here is a fantastic reading passage and discussion question to challenge your advanced learners. They read a passage describing arguments against the mass production of tomatoes for fast food resulting in poor treatment of workers. Then...
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Honors Test Review: Chapters 9 & 10- Taxes and Spending

For Students 11th - 12th
Give your honors economics class a head start with a three-page study guide focused on tax and spending in the US. There are 10 graphs to analyze along with 36 fantastic guiding questions. Maybe your A students can do your taxes this year!
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A "Sweet" Lesson in Economics

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discover how to determine the flavor of a jellybean using different key documents.  In this economics lesson, students discuss Virginia economics and begin an activity in which they will help decide on the what jellybean flavors...
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The Branding of America (And Your State)

For Teachers K - Higher Ed
Young scholars investigate about the origins of some major U.S. brands. They explore local products that stimulate the economy. Students create a map showing where those products originate. Young scholars discover the products that their...
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Introduction to the National Debt

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students relate the national debt to the economy. In this algebra lesson, students discuss what the national debt is, create a national budget based on priority and what the government should spend money on. They analyze their findings...
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Perfect Competition

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
Young economists consider perfect competition, market demand, supply, and long-run equilibrium in this practical worksheet. There are eight multiple part questions to answer, real-world scenarios to consider, and graphs to complete.
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The Persuaders

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Have your upper graders watch the documentary, "The Persuaders" as they explore how advertisers try to gain potential customers. The video is followed by a discussion and close examination of new marketing trends and strategies.
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Economic Goals and Measuring Activity

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Explore the role of government in the economy market. Young scholars analyze the economic decision-making process and how it takes into consideration additional cost, benefits, and public awareness of what they are trying to accomplish....
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Fit to Be Tied (In)

For Teachers 6th - 12th
How do the films we watch affect our purchasing behavior? Considering the profiles of given consumer demographics, the class analyzes real advertisements and the effectiveness of their power on consumerism. THey create posters that...
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How Goods are Moved

For Teachers 1st
First graders view an orange and discuss where they are grown. They find Florida on a map and discuss how the oranges could have got from Florida to the store in their neighborhood. Students use a worksheet and predict how items are...
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Clara and the Bookwagon

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders work in groups to complete the attached worksheet. They view a map of Maryland, to find Hagerstown. Students read and discuss the story, "Clara and the Bookwagon." Groups of students work with one set of puzzle pieces....
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Charlie Needs a Cloak

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders receive a piece of wool yarn. They describe the yarn's color, size, texture, and shape. Students use magnifying lenses to observe the yarn. They read the book "Charlie Needs a Cloak." Students use "production verb cards to...
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Mining

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
To understand the impact coal mining has on the environment, pupils will extract chocolate chips from a cookie. Imagine the cookie is the environment and the chips are the coal. Instruct them to mine as many chips as they can, then have...
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Needs and Wants

For Teachers 1st
There is a difference between wants and needs. After warming up with a sorting game first graders will discuss the difference between wants and needs then read the book The Rag Coat by Lauren Mills. They will have an A-B partner...
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Take It To the Bank

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Examine how the economics of a school store relate to real world economics. Elementary students explore various websites, complete a Venn diagram, create a schedule of wages for the students, read the book "A Chair For My Mother" and...
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Third Grade Social Studies

For Teachers 3rd
For this social studies worksheet, 3rd graders complete multiple choice questions on the Pilgrims, government, economics, and more. Students complete 25 questions.
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Business Economics

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Learners explore the key issues arising from business growth, i.e. the divorce between ownership and control and the principal-agent problem. They investigate these issues in the context of an attempted takeover of a fictionalized company.
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Business Growth - Lesson Plan: 2 x 1 hour lessons

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students watch a Power Point presentation on business growth. Students complete a task requiring research and analysis of a business and its growth.
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Strategic Planning - Lesson Plan: 2 x 1 hour lessons

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students view a Powerpoint presentation about strategic planning. Students use a case study to analyze the strategies used by Tesco, a successful UK business.
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Fighting for Fair Farming

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students consider various economic terms, examine the impact of subsidies on farmers and other industries, write essays explaining the subsidy process, and illustrate through posters how subsidies affect both domestic and foreign markets.
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Working It Out

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students participate in a simulation in which they are arbitrarily assigned different work roles and compare their experiences to those discussed in a New York Times article about the racial divisions in a pork production plant.
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Life in a Box- Three Kinds of Resources Used by Producers

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students investigate three types of resources. In this economics instructional activity, students discover natural, human, and capital resources. Using picture collages and Internet resources, students examine resources.
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What's in GDP?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students define GDP and collect data on a country's budget. In this economics lesson, students differentiate between real and nominal GDP. This activity contains an answer key to the activities.  
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Oil Lesson Plan- Automobile Insurance

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the importance of having car insurance and the effects of not having it in the case of an accident. They use an internet website to participate in different activities. Students conduct research while answering...
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Investment Plans

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Learners explore investment plans. They write the explicit and recursive forms of the sequence of an investment and compare the amount to the continuously compounded interest formula for the same time period, interest and principal....
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Interpreting Company Accounts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners look at the two aspects of interpreting company accounts. They can be closely related to each other. Depreciation is investigated and is interpreted according to the inquiry made. The affect of how accounts are presented is...
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Management and Leadership

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students undertake the study of leadership theory. The skills of being a leader and manager are covered. There is a comprehensive use of real life examples throughout the lesson plan.
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Business Location

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students consider factors that modern business, in the light of technological and economic changes, might have to consider in decisions to re-locate. The Activity is based around a scenario of a business selling CDs and DVDs to a variety...
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Diminishing Returns

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students play an economics game to learn about the law of diminishing returns. The activity can be used to link to other concepts. The difference of production and productivity is explored.
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Playing the Market

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students use the internet to gather information on the Stock Exchange. They research its history and define new vocabulary. They create a film strip showing the basics of using the market.
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Saving, Investing and the Invisible Hand

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers determine how the financial institutions of a market economy help channel savings to economic investment. They complete worksheets based on a teacher-led demonstration.
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What is the Formula for Compound Interest?

For Teachers 9th - 11th
View this tutorial for more than just a description of the formula for compound interest! An instructor goes through a problem, showing how to find simple interest and compound interest. After she completes each version, she explains the...
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Basic Economics Lesson 5 - On Money

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Wants and needs are the basis of most economic exchanges. This lecture-based video covers the value of money, monetary exchange, production consumption economy, and exchange rates. Note: The video is not very engaging.
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Basic Economics Lesson 3 - Prices and Production

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Economics can be hard to explain and not very interesting for learners. This video does a good job of explaining economic theory with clear examples, but it doesn't captivate its viewers. Production, price, and economic options are...
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Inflation Explained - Part 1/4

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Take a look at the concept of economic inflation. Supply and demand, price adjustment, and new regulations are all considered to help explain why inflation impacts all goods and services. Pass-through theory and cost-push inflation are...
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National Debt and Budget Deficit Explained

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Budget deficit, national debt, and GDP are covered in this lecture-driven video. The information is clear and relays the concept of healthy and unhealthy debt in the United States.
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The Journey of a Banana

For Teachers 1st - 8th
To investigate the price of bananas in order to evaluate basic counting and number sense skills, your mathematicians focus upon multiplication and problem solving that incorporates social studies in the form of building awareness about...
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Chapter 11 - Section I

For Students 11th - 12th
Mutuals, savings, and US economics systems are on the block today. Learners show what they know about financial assets and systems by answering 10 economics questions. 
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Just Look at Our Shoes

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students complete cross-curricular activities using a shoe theme. In this cross-curricular instructional activity, students explore various systems, examine open and closed systems, and examine product life cycles.
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Portfolio Checkup

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students analyze the performance of their portfolio investments to learn students should not be driven by short term gains and losses. In this portfolio investments instructional activity, students view the investment portfolios and...
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The Airline Ticket Mystery

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use newspapers and television stories to search for mysterious behavior. Using mysteries in the airline industry, they identify the economic concept and the steps to unravel the mystery. They answer a mystery question to help...
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Economics for Leaders Performance Assessment

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers participate in a scenerio in which they are assessed on the material in previous lessons. In groups, they prepare a presentation based on their solutions to the given problem. They develop their critical thinking skills...
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Sneaker Supply And Demand

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students read a Washington Post article entitled, "Thrill of the Feet." They study the roles of supply and demand, technology and discovery, and advertising on design and consumption.
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Sunderland: Discovering Cities

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Scholars investigate a local city (Sunderland) by participating in a discussion. They explore the different elements of the UK city by identifying the industrial and economic aspects. They also read an interview of two people speaking...
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Economics Quiz

For Students 10th - 12th
Let your scholars test their economics skills with this 55-question quiz! They respond to fill-in-the-blank and multiple-choice questions pertaining to the study of microeconomics and macroeconomics. All answers are provided, and the...
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Life Insurance

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Have your class consider various life insurance plans. They view a PowerPoint presentation about types of life insurance and then complete the provided worksheet activities about the types of life insurance available.
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Playing the Stock Market

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Ninth and tenth graders investigate how to read stock market information, track market trends, and how to buy and sell stocks. They determine how to buy and sell based on the trends, then track four stock of their choice over a given...
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Road To Roota

For Teachers 2nd - 7th
Did you know that there are comic books that can help learners discover economic concepts like supply and demand. The format of this lesson plan is highly engaging and enables them to discover how economics can be an exciting field of...
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Made In Mexico

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders engage in a literature study that highlights the making of guitars in Mexico. They strengthen reading comprehension skills by using the illustrations to help derive meaning from the text. The students discuss the economic...