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Making Good Investments
Students compare different aspects of investing money from traditional savings accounts to money market accounts. They research investment accounts at local banks and compare them.
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Factors of Production and Economic Decision-Making
Class members begin this engaging economics activity by listing all the resources used in the production of a car, and use that example to draw parallels to the four primary factors of production: capital goods, labor, natural resources,...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Investing in Yourself: An Economic Approach to Education Decisions
What is the difference between physical capital and human capital, and in which should you invest? While considering the concept of return on investment, take a look at the payoffs and consequences of investing in training and education.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
New Review Lesson 1: Katrina Strikes
Most families have an emergency kit in their home with flashlights, water, and extra food. But what happens to your money when disaster strikes? An economics activity focused on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 demonstrates the...
7th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Diversification and Risk
After being given a portfolio of investments, your young economists will learn how to assess the relative risk of the portfolio's products and understand the importance of diversification, relating these economic concepts to real-life...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Make It Happen: Saving for a Rainy Day
Every little penny counts, especially when it comes to saving for emergencies or long-term goals. Pupils evaluate different saving and investment strategies, such as a CD or money market account, through worksheets and by researching...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Show Me the Money - Saving and Investing
Here is a saving and investing lesson in which learners discuss saving vehicles. They discuss the 'Saving and Investing Products' worksheet. Pupils then complete the 'Comparing Savings and Investment Products' worksheet. They discuss...
7th - 11th Math CCSS: Designed