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Break a Leg

In this lesson students will learn about the basic components and terminology of individual health insurance. Students will make decisions about the value of insurance protection and you will identify trends in the cost of medical care in the United States.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 05/23/2005

The South's Decision to Secede: A Violation of Self Interest?

Essential Dilemma Your students will consider the following questions: In deciding to secede from the Union in 1861, did the South violate its own self-interest and thus disprove the basic economic principle that people seek to further their self-interest in the decisions they make? To get at the question, each student will assume the role of an ardent secessionist. Acting in this role, the students will apply principles of economic reasoning and use a decision grid to weigh the benefits and costs of the South's effort to create a new nation in which slavery and state's rights would forever be guaranteed by law.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 04/08/2005

The Hidden Costs of College

College costs have escalated over the past two decades, and many students are relying on student loans to cover the costs. So it is more important than ever to carefully consider the costs of college, anticipated career income, and how to best finance those college expenses. Students must consider the costs beyond tuition, room and board, and books, in order to get a more realistic estimate of total college expenses. In this lesson, students will research the cost of attending two colleges of their choice and learn about hidden costs that are often overlooked when preparing a budget for college.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 01/14/2016

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Risky Business DVD

Use this DVD program to show students how to live healthy, wealthy and risk-free.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 2007

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

Energy, Economics, and the Environment: Case Studies and Teaching Activities for High School

This publication helps students analyze energy and environment issues from an economics perspective.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 2006

6 out of 10 lessons from this publication relate to this EconEdLink lesson.

Capstone: Exemplary Lessons for High School Economics - Teacher's Guide

This publication contains complete instructions for teaching the lessons in Capstone. When combined with a textbook, Capstone provides activities for a complete high school economics course. 45 exemplary lessons help students learn to apply economic reasoning to a wide range of real-world subjects.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 2003

4 out of 45 lessons from this publication relate to this EconEdLink lesson.