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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  • Couple Bills Recession

    The Effects of the Recession

    The students learn how a recession affects our economy, and how it might affect them personally.They examine the role the federal government has played in dealing with the current recessi...

    Grades: 6-8

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  • Ice Cream

    The Ice Cream Stand

    Students will learn about supply, demand, price, competition, and entrepreneurial skills in this lesson. They will put what they learned into action by creating an ice cream stand, to co...

    Grades: 6-8

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  • Graduates College Costs Benefits

    You're Going to College

    The students will explore the costs and the benefits of going to college. They participate in a three-part game designed to help them understand the decisions associated with attending co...

    Grades: 6-8

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  • Supply Demand Price

    The Prices Are Changing

    This lesson will help students to understand how markets are created by the interaction of buyers and sellers, what demand and supply are, what equilibrium price is, and how demand and su...

    Grades: 6-8

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  • Civil War Capital Resources

    The Civil War: A War of Resources

    The North won the Civil War in large part due to its superior resources. In this lesson students will learn the difference between capital resources, human capital, and natural resources...

    Grades: 6-8

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  • Sherman AntiTrust Act Monopolies

    The Choice is Us: Monopolies

    This lesson introduces the concept of monopoly. It calls upon students to consider how monopoly power might affect the quality and price of goods and services offered to consumers. In lig...

    Grades: 6-8

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  • Gas Pump Price Markets

    The Price of Gasoline: What's Behind It?

    In this lesson, students investigate the variables that contribute to the cost of gasoline. They learn that while OPEC nations do influence the price of oil and thus the price of gasolin...

    Grades: 6-8

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  • Ford Productivity Specialization

    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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  • Lemonade Line Demand Shifters

    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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  • Choice Entrepreneurship

    All In Business

    This is a lesson on entrepreneurship. It can be used to help students understand what innovations are, and what it takes to get an idea off the ground. This lesson will take students t...

    Grades: 6-8

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    The Penny Problem

    Students will research the cost of making the penny an the use of the penny and come up with reasons why the penny should or should not be continued to be made and used.

    Grades: 6-8

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  • Entrepreneur Income

    What Makes an Entrepreneur?

    Students will list characteristics associated  with an entrepreneur, which will be used to  create a definition of an entrepreneur. Using  their definition students shou...

    Grades: 6-8

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  • the opportunity cost of a lifetime

    The Opportunity Cost of a Lifetime

    All economic questions and problems arise from scarcity. Economics assumes people do not have the resources do satisfy all of their wants. Therefore, we must make choices about how to ...

    Grades: 6-8

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