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Lesson: Utility


It's a Matter of Power

Students examine tradeoffs and profit- maximization decisions in the case study of Kaiser Aluminum, which decided to shut down aluminum production in favor of reselling electricity.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 06/29/2002

How Will I Pay for College?

In this lesson, students will learn about current trends in student borrowing and determine a reasonable debt load for hypothetical students. College costs have escalated over the past two decades, and more and more students are relying on student loans to cover the costs.  Therefore, it is more important than ever to carefully consider the costs of college, your anticipated career income, and how to best finance those college expenses.    

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

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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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

7 out of 45 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

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

Economics in Action: 14 Greatest Hits for Teaching High School Economics

Economics in Action combines 14 favorite CEE simulations, role-playing activities, group activities and classroom demonstrations in one volume.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 2003

2 out of 14 lessons from this publication relate to this EconEdLink lesson.