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Making Sen$e with Paul Solman: What Do Tax Rates' Ups and Downs Mean for Economic Growth?

Do higher tax rates slow economic growth? As part of his reporting on Making Sen$e of financial news, economics correspondent Paul Solman takes a look at the history of taxes. [Dec. 12, 2011]

Grades: 9-12

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Grades: 9-12

Opportunity Cost

Consumers are faced with tough choices because so many innovative and exciting products and services are available. Therefore, engraining a decision-making process that includes considering of oppo...

Grades: 6-8, 9-12

Chevy Volt...It’s Electric!

This lesson was written to be used within a Special Education classroom.

The costs and benefits of owning an electric or hybrid car will be evaluated in this lesson. By reading and ...

Grades: 3-5, 6-8

Goods and Services: Some are Private, Some are Not

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, government has inc...

Grades: K-2

Trade to the Tailor

By reading the book "A New Coat for Anna" students will learn about resources, scarcity, costs, trade/bartering, and decision making through a young girl, Anna, whose mother wanted to buy her a coa...

Consider presenting at the 51st Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference

The 51st Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference will be held in Kansas City, Missouri on October 4-6, 2012 at the InterContinental Hotel.

The 51st Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference is a nationwide annual gathering of educators: K-12 teachers; college and university professors; Federal Reserve partners; and advocates in the field of K-12 economics and personal finance education. The conference features a diverse selection of presentations, workshops and events aimed at raising the levels of economic and financial literacy among young people. More than 400 top economic educators and industry thought-leaders from across the U.S. and around the globe attend.

For the presenter form go to:  www.councilforeconed.org/conference/proposals/

 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, February 13, 2012

Projector Friendly Version for EconEdLink lessons

At the bottom of every lesson on EconEdLink, you will find an icon on the left-hand side of the lesson.  This icon will take the lesson that you are using, and will create a projector-friendly view that can be used with your students. You will notice that it moves the information found around the lesson out of view. It also will enlarge the font so that the lesson can be viewed on a white board via a projector. The lesson maintains the functionality and presents it in a view that is easier for your class to view. You can close out of the projector-friendly version by selecting the RETURN icon on the top right-hand side of the lesson.Here are two views of the same lesson:

A normal student view: A Penny Saved.

A projector-friendly version student view: A Penny Saved.

The Thinkfinity Education Speaker Series

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