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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.
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Budget, Debt, Expenses, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Investment, Revenue, Surplus, Trade-off
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Grade6-8, 9-12
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Where does federal revenue come from and how is it used to pay for the services we rely on? Help students to understand the role of taxes in our society and how varying approaches can affect long-term fiscal sustainability with this primer video based upon the Understanding Fiscal Responsibility background document Overview of Federal Taxes.
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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 Balancing the Federal Budget 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, Debt, Expenses, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Investment, Revenue, Surplus, 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 Medicare 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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Benefit, Equity, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), 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 National Security Goals, the Federal Budget, 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 Deficit, Budget Surplus, Disincentive, Federal Budget, Government Expenditures, Poverty
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Grade9-12
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Introduce a fun and creative means of exercising critical thinking skills in your classroom with CEE's Image Annotation Tool. This video demonstrates how to use this digital tool to creatively comment on political cartoons with captions, labels, stickers, and other annotation elements, and how to find CEE lessons that incorporate the tool.
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Grade9-12
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By Gary Stone

This lesson from [EEL-link id='5227' title='Advanced Placement Microeconomics (4th Edition)' ]demonstrates how marginal analysis is used by economists to make allocation decisions. Students evaluate real-life situations and determine whether the marginal benefit is greater than the marginal cost.

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Marginal Analysis, Marginal Benefit, Marginal Cost (MC)
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Grade9-12
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By Gary Stone

This lesson supports the Nature and Function of Product Markets section of the Advanced Placement Microeconomics Curriculum. In this lesson, students learn how to analyze the effects of a change in demand or supply in one market on the equilibrium position in a related market.

This lesson appears as Lesson 1 in Unit 2: Nature and Function of Product Markets in CEE's [EEL-link id='5227' title='Advanced Placement Microeconomics (4th Edition)' ]. 

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Demand, Quantity Demanded, Quantity Supplied, Supply

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