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• ### Rates of Change

This lesson uses a video clip to introduce variable and fixed inputs. Students participate in an activity that demonstrates adding additional inputs to a fixed set of inputs that eventual...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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• ### The Mathematics Behind Progressive, Regressiv...

Students take a quiz that involves earning income and paying a tax. Through this activity, they generate data that they use to create a table, a graph, and to build equations that repres...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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• ### Graphing and Interpreting Linear Relationship...

Students explore budget constraints by solving a contextual problem involving the purchase of goods on a fixed income. Adjustments to the quantities of two goods are used to explore th...

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• ### Chevy Volt...Itâ€™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...

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## FEATURED INTERACTIVE TOOLS find an interactive tool »

• ### 2014 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Award Winner ...

Kathleen O'Hagan, Fourth Grade Teacher of Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science at P.S. 97/The Highlawn School in Brooklyn, NY wins 2014 ...

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• ### Gen i Revolution - Mission 1: Building Wealth...

This interactive tool is a part of the online personal finance game, Gen i Revolution. This is one of the fifteen "Missions" available within the o...

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• ### Making Sen\$e with Paul Solman: Top-down or mi...

Whatâ€™s the best engine to drive the economy? More money for the rich, or better wages for the working class? Economics correspondent Paul Solman ...

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• ### Compound Interest Calculator

The Compound Interest Calculator visually shows the dramatic effect that compounding can have on investments. Adjust the monthly savings, interest ...

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• ### You're Going to College

This game-based interactive gives students the chance to learn about costs and benefits, the cost of college, and potential lifetime earnings.

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• ### Goods and Services

This drag-and-drop activity gives students the chance to decide if various items represent goods or services. There are four parts to this activity...

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• ### Budget Odyssey

In this game, students click the spinner to see how far their car will advance. After each spin, they will be asked to categorize expenses. If they...

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• ### The Economic Way of Thinking

This interactive tool contains two videos of Dr. Mark Schug explaining how the "economic way of thinking" can help students understand U.S. History...

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• ### The Perfect Pet

The Perfect Pet teaches students how to deal with scarcity by having them choose what to buy for their new pet fish. There are some things they wan...