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Do You Have a Yen to Go to College?

Carlos is a senior at local high school. When he graduates, he plans to study computer animation. He has applied to a number of two- year programs, and recently, he received letters of acceptance from four schools, one in the United States and three abroad. Carlos has funding from several sources, providing him with a $5,000 scholarship to be used at the school of his choice, a student loan of $5,000, and $6,000 of personal savings. Your job is to evaluate the options that will allow Carlos to complete a 2-year computer animation program, given the $16,000 of funding. The real issue for Carlos to consider is what he can afford. Listed below are the four schools to which Carlos has been accepted, including the package of options and expenses for each.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 02/25/2000

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 opportunity cost is necessary to shape future consumer behavior.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 01/03/2012

Pop Goes the Housing Bubble

In this lesson, students will learn about a speculative bubble within the context of the U.S. real estate market.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 03/11/2013

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Teaching the Ethical Foundations of Economics

This publication contains 10 lessons that reintroduce an ethical dimension to economics in the tradition of Adam Smith, who believed ethical considerations were central to life.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 2007

1 out of 12 lessons from this publication relate to this EconEdLink lesson.