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By Michele Wulff

In this lesson, students listen to the story of Ruby and Max, two bunnies that go shopping and make many spending decisions. Students are introduced to short-term and long-term savings goals to help them save for goods they want in the future. After a goal-sorting activity, students choose and illustrate their own savings goals.
Key concepts
Goods, Interest, Long-Term Goal, Saving, Short-Term Goal, Spend
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Grade3-5
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By Andrew Hill

Students listen to the book Uncle Jed's Barbershop, about an African American barber who, despite significant setbacks, saves enough money to buy his own barbershop. From the story, students learn about saving, savings goals, opportunity cost, and segregation. The students participate in a card game to further investigate what it takes to reach a savings goal.

Key concepts
Alternative, Opportunity Cost, Saving
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Grade3-5, K-2
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By Barbara Flowers

In the story, A Chair for My Mother, a little girl and her family save money in a jar to buy a chair after their furniture is destroyed in a fire. In this lesson, students will learn that characters in the book are human resources who save part of the income they earn. Students will identify other human resources and state how the mental and physical work of those human resources allows them to earn income. Finally, students name strategies to reach a savings goal.

Key concepts
Human Resources, Income, Saving
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Grade9-12
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By William Bosshardt

This lesson helps students better understand immigration, a major issue in the 2016 presidential election. Students learn how to evaluate economic and non-economic factors of immigration by assuming the roles of people who are affected--some positively and some negatively--by the migration of skilled and unskilled workers. They analyze the economic causes and effects of migration in relation to several important public policy issues, including the impact of immigration on wages in the United States and of emigration on developing nations.

Key concepts
Human Capital, Labor
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Grade9-12
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By Understanding Fiscal Responsibility Project Team

ESSENTIAL DILEMMA

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

Key concepts
Budget, Debt, Expenses, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Investment, Revenue, Surplus, Trade-off
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Grade9-12
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By Understanding Fiscal Responsibility Project Team

ESSENTIAL DILEMMA

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

Key concepts
Budget, Budget Deficit, Capital Gain, Costs, Debt, Incentive, Investment, Revenue, Taxation, Utility
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Grade9-12
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By Understanding Fiscal Responsibility Project Team

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How do we know if we are getting good value out of the money we spend on defense?

Key concepts
Budget, Cost/Benefit Analysis, Costs, Debt, Opportunity Cost
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Grade9-12
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By Understanding Fiscal Responsibility Project Team

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Can we guarantee quality health care to the elderly in a way that is both efficient and equitable?

Key concepts
Benefit, Equity, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Medicare, Trade-off

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