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Lesson: Frontier Specialists


Bill, Are You Bogus?

In a barter system, people have to trade goods and services for other goods and services. In an economy that produces millions of goods and services, barter is very difficult. Think of all the stuff (goods and services) you have.

Grades: 6-8
Published: 12/21/1999

To Buy or Not To Buy

While precise numbers are not known, it is believed the number of boycotts has grown markedly in the past fifty years. Consumers seem to be besieged by requests from special interest groups to refrain from buying certain goods and services. In this lesson, students study how boycotts have been used throughout U.S. history to help promote economic, social and political change. After researching current boycott targets, students create promotional flyers providing a glimpse at the goals people today hope to achieve through this consumer market action. Students also consider what economic and non economic factors are likely to influence the effectiveness of a boycott.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 06/25/2004

Lemonade and Cookies

Everyday countries trade their goods because they have the comparative advantage in making that particular good. In this lesson, you will read through an interactive story problem to learn about trade and specialization and the outcomes they have on the world.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 01/09/2003

Related Publications

The following lessons come from the Council for Economic Education's library of publications. Clicking the publication title or image will take you to the Council for Economic Education Store for more detailed information.


The Wide World of Trade

This publication has 11 lessons designed to teach middle school students the basics of world trade and international finance.

Grades: 6-8
Published: 2003

6 out of 11 lessons from this publication relate to this EconEdLink lesson.

Focus: Middle School World 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: 5-8
Published: 2011

4 out of 24 lessons from this publication relate to this EconEdLink lesson.

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

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