Standards in Economics

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


It's a Not So Wonderful Life ~

Grades: 9-12


Name: Money and Inflation

Standard: 11

Grades: 4-12

  • Students will understand that: Money makes it easier to trade, borrow, save, invest, and compare the value of goods and services. The amount of money in the economy affects the overall price level. Inflation is an increase in the overall price level that reduces the value of money.
  • Students will be able to use this knowledge to: Explain how their lives would be more difficult in a world with no money, or in a world where money sharply lost its value.