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The Economics of the Family Farm

Learn about the status of farming as a career, investigate the management of a family farm, and examine one recent farm crisis in this lesson. You'll need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view some of the materials for this article.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 11/04/1999

Deregulation and the California Utilities

“The verdict is in: California’s experiment with energy deregulation is not just a mess; it’s a certifiable failure, according to everyone from the state governor to the very utilities that initially backed the scheme.” This is how Charles Feildman, CNN Correspondent, began his article on January 4, 2001, entitled “The California Power Quagmire”. Has this happened with any other industry? How and why did this happen in California and can it happen in other states? To understand what happened one must look at some simple and basic concepts in economics.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 09/25/2001

Mad Cattlemen Sue Oprah

A lawsuit has been filed by a group of Texas cattlemen who charge that a 1996 Oprah Winfrey show about mad cow disease drove down cattle prices by misleading and frightening consumers. The suit was brought under what are known as Food Disparagement laws or "Veggie-Libel" Laws. The laws state that it is illegal for a person or persons to knowingly spread false information about perishable food items with malicious intent. This lesson will look at the market for cattle and examine the case against Oprah.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 01/26/1998

Related Publications

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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

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

Focus: Understanding Economics in U.S. History

Focus: Understanding Economics in U.S. History uses a unique mystery-solving approach to teach U.S. economic history to your high school students.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 2006

7 out of 40 lessons from this publication relate to this EconEdLink lesson.

Mathematics & Economics: Connections for Life - 9-12

Created specifically for high school mathematics teachers, this publication shows how mathematics concepts and knowledge can be used to develop economic and personal financial understandings.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 2001

7 out of 15 lessons from this publication relate to this EconEdLink lesson.