In this economics instructional activity, students investigate 9 pricing situations and respond with an answer that is supported with sound economic reasoning.
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The Market Economy
From consumers and producers to profits and incentives, offer your learners an overview of the market economy and the concept of supply and demand. Here you will find reading materials that cover several fundamental terms of economics,...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Costs and Competitive Market Supply
In this economics instructional activity, students are presented with tables and diagrams for a fictitious company, then must answer questions, solve problems, plot and label graphs, and make predictions based on information provided.
11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
The Price of Gasoline: What's Behind It?
OPEC is a name that can make the hair stand up on the back of your neck. Many adults understand that because gasoline is in high demand and on short supply, OPEC can raise the price to turn a pretty profit. Help learners understand the...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Becoming a Wise Consumer: Creating a Budget
Can your teenagers afford their lifestyle choices? After they've learned about unit pricing (this activity is linked), a personal budgeting activity has learners track their spending for an entire week. Groups begin by defining needs and...
7th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Food insecurity, whether as a result of food scarcity or a lack of nutritious food, is a growing and serious problem in the world today. After discussing the concept of food insecurity, learners listen to an NPR radio broadcast on the...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable