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Calendar Item: RFC Comes To Life on January 22, 1932


Taxation and the National Debt

ESSENTIAL DILEMMA Is there a fair and efficient way to fund and maintain the public services we want?

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

Balancing the Federal Budget

ESSENTIAL DILEMMA When, if ever, should the nation prioritize balancing the federal budget?

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

The Role of Government: The National Debt vs. The Deficit

This lesson defines and compares the National Debt with the Federal Budget Deficit. Students will discover the differences between the two and look at current trends. 

Grades: 9-12
Published: 11/20/2000

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Teaching Financial Crises

Teaching Financial Crises is an eight lesson resource that provides an organizing framework in which to contextualize all of the media attention that has been paid to the recent financial crisis, as well as put it in a historical context. The current events stories, opinion pieces, and other popular media pieces that are today in great supply have generally not connected to educational objectives, historical analysis, and economic processes and concepts that are used in the high school classroom. In Teaching Financial Crises, teachers will find a non-partisan and non-ideological resource to help them simplify and offer balanced perspectives on this challenging subject matter.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 2010

6 out of 9 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.

Focus: High School Economics

This revised edition features simulations, role plays, small-group discussions and other active-learning instructional activities to help students explore economic concepts through real-life applications.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 2001

6 out of 21 lessons from this publication relate to this EconEdLink lesson.