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Lesson: National Budget Simulation


Social Security and the National Debt

ESSENTIAL DILEMMA What costs and trade-offs are we willing to accept to ensure the benefits of income security to Social Security recipients?

Grades: 9-12
Published: 06/06/2016

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

Fiscal Ship Through the Lens of the Elections

Where does each party stand when it comes to fiscal management? In this lesson, students will analyze each major political party's platform to better understand their approaches to the federal budget and national debt.  Students will be challenged to apply this understanding by playing the [EEL-link id='5114' title='Fiscal Ship' ] game in the role of one of the major party platforms.  The Fiscal Ship game was created by the Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution and the Serious Games initiative at the Woodrow Wilson Center.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 09/14/2016

Related Publications

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Focus: Understanding Economics in Civics and Government

This publication contains 20 lessons designed to provide an economic insight into topics typically covered in may civics and government classes.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 2009

9 out of 21 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.

Risky Business DVD

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

Grades: 9-12
Published: 2007

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