Common Core State Standards

MIDDLE SCHOOL LESSONS

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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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    Calculating Simple Interest

    How do banks calculate the amount of interest paid on a loan? In this lesson, students will view a Livescribe Pencast to learn how to find the dollar amount in interest that is due at ma...

    Grades: 6-8, 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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    Supply and Demand, Lessons From Toy Fads.

    The concepts of supply and demand and related terms are taught through stories about the toy fads of Hula Hoops and Silly Bandz. In 1958, Wham-O, Inc. began marketing the Hula Hoop in the...

    Grades: 6-8

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    How Global is Your Portfolio?

    This engaging lesson challenges students to connect economics and geography as they investigate global companies in the stock market.

    Grades: 3-5, 6-8

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    Baseball Economics 201

    As many baseball fans can tell you, the New York Yankees usually have a great season record, make the playoffs and make a run towards to the World Championship each year. The Yankees' su...

    Grades: 6-8, 9-12

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    Henry Ford and the Model T: A Case Study in P...

    When Henry Ford announced he was going to produce an automobile that would be affordable to the masses, he probably did not realize what a great impact his achievement would have on life ...

    Grades: 6-8, 9-12

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    Demand Shifters

    In this lesson students learn about demand and factors that cause demand for a good or service to change. They also learn to recognize factors that influence their behavior as a consum...

    Grades: 6-8

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    Comparative Economic Systems

    Students research the economic systems of a communist country and a third-world country and compare them to the US, guided by questions and using information from the CIA World Factboo...

    Grades: 6-8, 9-12

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