The cost of living
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Tenth graders compare and contrast the availability and affordability of products and services such as cellular phones, cars, video games, computers, athletic shoes, foods and beverages.
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Money Matters: Why It Pays to Be Financially Responsible
What does it mean to be financially responsible? Pupils begin to develop the building blocks of strong financial decision making by reviewing how their past purchases are examples of cost comparing, cost-benefit analysis, and budgeting.
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
The Economics of Death
Does an increased lifespan help to sustain the economy, or do healthcare costs for people who live longer negate that benefit? Learn about the economics of dying, being buried, and the other ways the end of one's life can be quite...
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Illinois Pension Obligations
Impress upon your young citizens and economists the issues at stake with underfunded pension plans, which are projected to cut into very important areas of investment, such as education, in order to fund the appropriate liabilities. This...
8 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What Does It Cost? Wages and Expenses in Historical Context
Learners research the relative value of a historical dollar. They use old newspapers to find costs for food, housing, clothing, and transportation and then calculate the number of hours a worker would need to be employed to live...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Ayiti Lesson 3: Reflections
Students consider the cost of living in Haiti. In this Haiti lesson, students reflect on Ayiti, an online game, to examine the poverty experienced in Haiti. Students respond to the provided discussion questions pertaining to their Ayiti...
7th - 10th Social Studies & History
The Fed Explains: Inflation
What makes an item change price over time? Inflation is the obvious answer, but it's not always the correct explanation. High schoolers watch a short, illustrative video about inflation and other causes of price change, as well as the...
4 mins 9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable