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Lesson: Cost/Benefit Analysis:Three Gorges Dam


There is Something in the Water

The United States is losing 60,000 acres of wetlands each year. Is this good or bad? Does anyone really want to live in swamps, fens, bogs, and marshes? Or is it better economics to drain the wetlands for other purposes like agricultural development? In this lesson students will learn about this monumental issue facing the United States while viewing it from an economic perspective.

Grades: 6-8
Published: 01/04/2006

Capital Chips (Part 1)

Through the use of a historical timeline of the capital investments made by the company the resulting benefits will be examined. The benefits from the capital investments of Herr Foods, Inc. will be related to their effect on the standard of living. Then students will visit one of three websites, select an innovation/invention of their choice to analyze in terms of its impact on productivity and the standard of living. Finally, the teacher will select one invention/innovation from a designated website and have students analyze it in the same economic terms as the focus of this lesson and write an essay summarizing the innovation/invention.

Grades: 6-8
Published: 07/30/2002

Capital Chips (Part 2)

Through the use of a historical timeline of the capital investments made by the company the resulting benefits will be examined. The benefits from the capital investments of Herr Foods, Inc. will be related to their effect on the standard of living. Then students will visit one of three websites, select an innovation/invention of their choice to analyze in terms of its impact on productivity and the standard of living. Finally, the teacher will select one invention/innovation from a designated website and have students analyze it in the same economic terms as the focus of this lesson and write an essay summarizing the innovation/invention.

Grades: 6-8
Published: 07/30/2002

Related Publications

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Choices and Changes: In Life, School, and Work - Grades 5-6 - Teacher's Resource Manual

This publication contains complete instructions for teaching the lessons in Choices and Changes, Grades 5-6. The Choices and Changes series is designed to help students understand how the U.S. economy works and their roles in the economy as consumers, savers and workers.

Grades: 5-6
Published: 2001

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

Learning, Earning and Investing: High School

This publication contains 23 lessons that introduce high school students to the world of investing--its benefits and risks and the critical role it plays in fostering capital formation and job creation in our free market system.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 2004

9 out of 23 lessons from this publication relate to this EconEdLink lesson.

Learning, Earning and Investing: Middle School

This publication contain 16 lessons that introduce middle school students to the world of investing, its benefits and risks, and the critical role it plays in fostering capital formation and job creation in our free market system.

Grades: 6-12
Published: 2004

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