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    When Graphs Mislead Us

    Students will watch a video and answer questions about Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Graphs of real GDP per capita are used to demonstrate that the same set of data can be shown in dif...

    Grades: 9-12

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    "The Giver": Jonas Makes a Choice

    Jonas, a twelve-year old, lives in a seemingly perfect futuristic world. His community protects him from all harm and in doing so has taken away his opportunity to make decisions. Will...

    Grades: 6-8

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    Open for Business!

    This engaging lesson gives students the opportunity to identify risks and rewards of entrepreneurship and distinguish between entrepreneurs who start a business to produce a good or provi...

    Grades: K-2, 3-5

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    Booker T. Washington:"Fifty Cents and a Dream"

    Young Booker T. Washington had a dream. That dream was to use the resources at his disposal to earn the money necessary to get an education that would allow him and others to become fina...

    Grades: K-2, 3-5

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    How Expensive are Payday Loans?

    Students will learn how a payday loan works by watching a video. They will learn that payday loans are an expensive form of borrowing and calculate the total cost of a payday loan using s...

    Grades: 9-12

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    Goods and Services: Some are Private, Some ar...

    The role of government is to provide for the common defense, define and protect property rights, and enforce contractual arrangements. Throughout the 20th and early 21st century, governme...

    Grades: 3-5, 6-8

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    The Crow and the Pitcher

    Students will learn about scarcity, and how entrepreneurial ideas, managing natural resources and trading can help lessen scarcity. Students will listen to the story, "The Crow and the Pi...

    Grades: 3-5

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    Forecasting Economics

    Can you learn economics from the weather? Students will be able to integrate science, math, and economics through this engaging lesson. The forecast predicts some percentage chance of suc...

    Grades: K-2

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    Profit Maximization

    In this lesson students solve an optimization problem based on the real-world example of profit maximization.  Students analyze a primary source document – a revenue and pro...

    Grades: 9-12

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    Chevy Volt...It’s Electric!

    The costs and benefits of owning an electric or hybrid car will be evaluated in this lesson. By reading and researching the history of the production of electric cars, the lesson allows s...

    Grades: 6-8, 9-12

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