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Levies don't pass...and schools cut costs
Pupils collect financial statements from the district and study how money is spent now. They interview the superintendent, school board members and/or the district's financial officer.
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The Rising Cost of College: Tuition, Financial Aid, and Price Discrimination
Are average college tuition and fees really rising in the United States? Here is a fascinating take on the rising cost of college tuition and how price discrimination may explain what is often seen as an insurmountable cost for higher...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
What would your class members say to the opportunity to take two years off of school between grades 10 and 11? Examine the economic concepts of costs, benefits, and unintended consequences with this unique and engaging approach.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Vending Machine Bans Increase in Schools Nationwide
Does a ban on vending machines infringe on student rights, or do school officials have an obligation to monitor foods sold on school grounds? Your class members will explore the educational, health, and financial issues related to...
7th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Cost of College: Financing Your Education
With college tuition at an all-time high, high school high schoolers must consider the financial obligations of attending higher education, as well as the impact of college on future career opportunities. Pupils will complete worksheets,...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Intro to Economics
There's an opportunity cost to everything you do, but it's minimal when you're learning about an applicable topic like economics. Join the Crash Course team as they introduce a 35-part video series on economics and briefly address some...
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Focus on Economic Data: Consumer Price Index and Inflation, February 2012
The CPI or Consumer Price Index is one tool used to identify changes in inflation rates. Kids examine other ways economists determine inflation changes as they review economic data. They analyze the data, then describe the impact...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History