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By Council for Economic Education

Economies depend on the availability of resources. This lesson introduces the concept of productive resources to students through discussion. Students learn how the use of natural, human, and capital resources impacts outcomes while building houses in Minecraft.

This lesson is also posted on Minecraft Education's website of lesson plans.  For more lesson plans using Minecraft, please visit: [EEL-link id='5259' title='https://education.minecraft.net/class-resources/lessons/' ] .

Key concepts
Capital Resources, Human Resources, Natural Resources, Productive Resources
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Grade3-5
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By Council for Economic Education

Students will explore making choices by evaluating the costs and benefits and identifying the opportunity cost of decisions in the real world and by building in Minecraft.

This lesson is also posted on Minecraft Education's website of lesson plans.  For more lesson plans using Minecraft, please visit: [EEL-link id='5259' title='https://education.minecraft.net/class-resources/lessons/' ].  

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Benefit, Choice, Costs, Decision Making, Opportunity Cost
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Grade3-5
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By Mary Suiter

This lesson from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis' EconLowdown site teaches students what it means to save and reach savings goals through the book Beatrice's Goat by Page McBrier.

Key concepts
Income, Opportunity Cost, Saving
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Grade9-12
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By Scott Niederjohn

Students will learn that anti-scalping laws effectively impose price ceilings. Students will apply their knowledge of supply, demand, market prices, voluntary trade and price ceilings to analyze this market.

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Demand, Price, Price Ceiling, Voluntary Trade
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Grade9-12
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Use this Image Annotation Tool to enable your students to creatively comment on political cartoons, and to share their annotated creations. Encourage your students to create a caption, add thought and/or speech bubbles, and place concept labels and clip art stickers to reinforce or change the meaning of the cartoon. This activity is intended for use with CEE's Social Security and the National Debt lesson, from our Understanding Fiscal Responsibility curriculum, but can also be used as a standalone activity. For more information on using the tool, please refer to our comprehensive instructions or quick start video.
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Debt, Scarcity, Trade-off
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Grade9-12
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Use this Image Annotation Tool to enable your students to creatively comment on political cartoons, and to share their annotated creations. Encourage your students to create a caption, add thought and/or speech bubbles, and place concept labels and clip art stickers to reinforce or change the meaning of the cartoon. This activity is intended for use with CEE's Taxation and the National Debt lesson, from our Understanding Fiscal Responsibility curriculum, but can also be used as a standalone activity. For more information on using the tool, please refer to our comprehensive instructions or quick start video.
Key concepts
Budget, Budget Deficit, Capital Gain, Costs, Debt, Incentive, Investment, Revenue, Taxation, Utility
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Grade9-12
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Use this Image Annotation Tool to enable your students to creatively comment on political cartoons, and to share their annotated creations. Encourage your students to create a caption, add thought and/or speech bubbles, and place concept labels and clip art stickers to reinforce or change the meaning of the cartoon. This activity is intended for use with CEE's Taxation and the National Debt lesson, from our Understanding Fiscal Responsibility curriculum, but can also be used as a standalone activity. For more information on using the tool, please refer to our comprehensive instructions or quick start video.
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Budget, Budget Deficit, Capital Gain, Costs, Debt, Incentive, Revenue, Taxation, Utility
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Grade6-8, 9-12
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How is the federal budget established, what is influencing decision makers, and what do we need to know? Help students to get a sense of the federal budget process with this primer video based upon the Understanding Fiscal Responsibility background document Overview of the Budget Process.
Key concepts
Budget, Debt, Expenses, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Investment, Revenue, Surplus, Trade-off

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