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The Secondary Economics Tool C.H.E.S.T

Discover how to encourage student imagination and promote creative problem solving with economic lessons and activities that are Creative, Helpful,…
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis
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Income and Expense Statements

Income and expense statements are a great way for students to learn and apply the skills involved in keeping a…
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Income
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Spotting Economics in Young Adult Literature

This webinar introduces methods of identifying and teaching economic concepts found in popular young adult literature. Content titles include, Twilight,…
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Incentives
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The “Not So Great” Depression

This webinar demonstrates how popular works of historical fiction, set during the Great Depression, can be used to teach economic…
Key Concepts: Business Cycles, Employment and Unemployment, Scarcity
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How to Play the Fiscal Ship

What are the tradeoffs that policymakers face when steering the federal budget? To answer this question, we will explore ways…
Key Concepts: Budget Deficits and Public Debt, Fiscal Policy
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The Personal Finance Portfolio

The Personal Finance Portfolio: Arguably the most important lesson economics educators can teach is the skill to budget personal resources…
Key Concepts: Budgeting
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Growth Mindset

This presentation challenges teachers and leaders to clearly define what we believe about learning and students because beliefs always impact…
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Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology

The controversy surrounding crytocurrency has led to full discussions on how blockchain technology can change the way property rights are…
Key Concepts: Property Rights, Technology
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Economics in Space?

Stretch the limits of your students’ thinking beyond planet earth as we answer the question: who should pay for asteroid…
Key Concepts: Public-Choice Analysis, Roles of Government
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Debt and Equity Financing Video

Teach your students about debt and equity financing. In this video a small business owner wants to expand her business,…
Key Concepts: Credit, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Entrepreneurs…
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Credit Score Video

Teach your students about credit scores. In this video a young man wants to get a loan to make surround…
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Credit, Entrepreneurs
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Monetary Policy and the Federal Reserve Video and Quiz

This video teaches the concepts of Monetary Policy and the Federal Reserve. Monetary policy involves regulating the money supply, banks…
Key Concepts: Aggregate Demand, Aggregate Supply, Economic Institutions…
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Inflation Video and Quiz

This video teaches the concept of Inflation, which is an increase in the average price level in the economy.
Key Concepts: Economic Institutions, Fiscal Policy, GDP
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Fiscal Policy Video and Quiz

This video teaches the concept of Fiscal Policy. Fiscal policy refers to how government taxing and spending policy can be…
Key Concepts: Budget Deficit, Business Cycles, Employment and Unemployment…
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Employment and Unemployment Video and Quiz

This video teaches the concepts of Employment and Unemployment. Employment refers to people who have jobs while unemployment refers to…
Key Concepts: Aggregate Demand, Aggregate Supply, Division of Labor/Specialization…
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Economic Growth Video and Quiz

This video teaches the concept of Economic Growth. Economic growth refers to the ability of the economy to increase its…
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Economic Development, Goods and Services
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Trade, Exchange and Interdependence Video and Quiz

This video teaches the concept of Trade, Exchange and Interdependence. People do not make everything that they and their family…
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Benefits of Trade, Credit…
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Technology Video and Quiz

This video teaches the concept of Technology. The set of instructions or blueprints that inform producers about the various ways…
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Productivity, Resources
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Property Rights Video and Quiz

This video teaches the concept of Property Rights, which refers to the legal ownership of resources, including the right to…
Key Concepts: Economic Institutions, Economic Systems, Incentive…
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Productive Resources Video and Quiz

This video teaches the concept of Productive Resources. Productive resources are used to produce goods and services and are classified…
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Division of Labor/Specialization, Entrepreneurs…
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Money Video and Quiz

This video teaches the concept of Money. Money is anything that is used to buy and sell goods and services.…
Key Concepts: Economic Institutions, Money, Trade, Exchange and Interdependence
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Incentives Video and Quiz

This video teaches the concept of Incentives. An incentive is a cost or benefit that motivates a decision or action…
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Economic Systems, Elasticity of Demand…
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Economic Systems Video and Quiz

This video teaches the concept of Economic Systems. Economic systems can be categorized according to who makes most of the…
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Economic Development, Economic Institutions…
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The Economic Way of Thinking – Video

In this video, Dr. Mark Schug explains how the "economic way of thinking" can help students understand U.S. History concepts.…
Key Concepts: Choice, Credit, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis…
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The Economic Way of Thinking – Video

In this video, Dr. Mark Schug explains how the "economic way of thinking" can help students understand U.S. History concepts.…
Key Concepts: Choice, Credit, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis…
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Tic Tac Taxes

In this economics lesson, students will learn about taxes and the reason for taxes.
Key Concepts: Taxes
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Better Money Habits On-Demand Webinar

On January 20, 2016, the Council for Economic Education and the Oklahoma Council on Economic Education conducted a webinar to…
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Variable Expenses
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Webinar – Online Assessment Center

Looking for an innovative and efficient way to track your students' progress throughout the year? Then this 30-minute webinar is…
Key Concepts: Economics
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Bringing the Market to the Farm

Students learn how community supported agriculture (CSAs) is changing the relationship between the farmer and the consumer.
Key Concepts: Choice, Consumers, Goods and Services…
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Why Work Now?

Why do people work so hard? Why aren't you just assigned a job that you are interested in and get…
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Division of Labor/Specialization, Goods and Services
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Old Toy – New Market

Students explore the LEGOLAND theme parks and demonstrate an understanding of how new markets can be created and that cultural…
Key Concepts: Goods and Services, Markets, Profit
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Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Graveyard

Ben & Jerry are producers of ice cream. Even if they produce ice cream for the entire nation, they still…
Key Concepts: Choice, Entrepreneurs, Goods and Services…
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