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National
Standards in Economics

Below are the National Standards in Economics that most closely relate to the following lesson.


LESSON

The Economics of Voting: What Do You Mean My Vote Doesn't Count? ~ http://www.econedlink.org/e576

Grades: 9-12


STANDARDS

Name: Incentives

Standard: 4

  • Students will understand that: People usually respond predictably to positive and negative incentives.
  • Students will be able to use this knowledge to: Identify incentives that affect people's behavior and explain how incentives affect their own behavior.

Name: Decision Making

Standard: 2

  • Students will understand that: Effective decision making requires comparing the additional costs of alternatives with the additional benefits. Many choices involve doing a little more or a little less of something: few choices "are all or nothing" decisions.
  • Students will be able to use this knowledge to: Make effective decisions as consumers, producers, savers, investors, and citizens.