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$15 Billion to Host the Summer Olympic Games: Is it worth it?

Students learn about costs and revenues related to the 2012 Summer Games in London. Discussion questions about estimated benefits and costs to the host city are presented. Monetary and intangible costs and benefits are also discussed. Students conclude by preparing for a city council meeting in which they state how hosting the Olympics could be beneficial even if total revenues do not cover the monetary costs.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 02/02/1998

Are the Best Things in Life Free?

Students use economic reasoning to analyze the costs and consequences of marital choice." The best things in life are free." This idea is widely expressed as a maxim by people who know nothing of its origin. They know it's true through intuition and common sense. In this lesson students analyze choices that married couples make in order to understand that, contrary to expectations, these choices do have costs.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 02/16/1998

Show Me the Money!

Students will investigate unforseen costs of car loans and/or house loans. They will then evaluate the economics of decision making, the ramifications of their choices, and options available to them. Students will compute costs and savings for a car and/or house loan with or without added insurance costs.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 04/04/2003

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Advanced Placement Economics: Teacher Resource Manual

The teacher guide accompanies the student activities books in macro- and microeconomics for teaching college-level economics in AP Economics courses. The publication contains course outlines, unit plans, teaching instructions, and answers to the student activities and sample tests.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 2003

58 out of 58 lessons from this publication relate to this EconEdLink lesson.

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

45 out of 45 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

40 out of 40 lessons from this publication relate to this EconEdLink lesson.