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Why cities provide tax breaks even when they are strapped for revenue

Like the state and federal government, local governments offer tax incentives to businesses to help solve economic and/or environmental problems. In this lesson students will explore the web sites of three different cities and determine what incentives are offered and what problems they are trying to solve. They will also be asked to determine if the benefits gained from the incentives offset the costs incurred.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 04/15/2002

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

$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

Related Publications

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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

11 out of 45 lessons from this publication relate to this EconEdLink lesson.

Financial Fitness for Life: 9-12 - Teacher Guide

This publication contains lessons for teaching personal finance concepts to 9-12 students. Lessons for older students illustrate certain uses of more abstract representations.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 2010

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

Mathematics & Economics: Connections for Life - 9-12

Created specifically for high school mathematics teachers, this publication shows how mathematics concepts and knowledge can be used to develop economic and personal financial understandings.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 2001

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