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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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Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis Video and Quiz

This video teaches the concepts of Decision Making and Cost-Benefit Analysis. Decision making refers to the process by which rational…
Key Concepts: Choice, Credit, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis…
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Competition and Market Structure Video and Quiz

This video teaches the concept of Competition and Market Structures. In the context of markets, competition refers to the situation…
Key Concepts: Business Costs and Revenues, Market Structure, Market Structures…
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Economic Development Video and Quiz

This video teaches the concept of Economic Development. Economic development is a sustained increase in the standard of living of…
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Budgeting, Economic Development…
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Barriers to Trade Video and Quiz

This video teaches the concept of Barriers to Trade. Barriers to trade are government rules that block or inhibit international…
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Benefits of Trade, Credit…
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Supply Video and Quiz

This video teaches the concept of Supply. Supply refers to a relationship between price and the quantity of a good…
Key Concepts: Markets, Markets and Prices, Price Ceilings and Floors…
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Roles of Government Video and Quiz

This video teaches the concept of Roles of Government. Some roles of government include protecting the environment, helping the poor…
Key Concepts: Government Failures/Public-Choice Analysis, Markets, Roles of Government
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Profit Video and Quiz

This video teaches the concept of Profit. Profit is income received for entrepreneurial skills or risk taking and is calculated…
Key Concepts: Business Costs and Revenues, Entrepreneurs, Market Structure…
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Producers Video and Quiz

This video teaches the concept of Producers. Producers use scarce resources to produce goods and services which they offer to…
Key Concepts: Business Costs and Revenues, Entrepreneurs, Market Structure…
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Price Ceilings and Floors Video and Quiz

This video teaches the concept of Price Ceilings and Floors. A price ceiling is a legally established maximum price while…
Key Concepts: Demand, Markets, Markets and Prices…
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Markets and Prices Video and Quiz

This video teaches the concept of Markets and Prices. A market refers to a group of buyers and sellers for…
Key Concepts: Business Costs and Revenues, Demand, Market Structure…
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Consumers Video and Quiz

This video teaches the concept of Consumers. Consumers are powerful in a market economy, and the economic choices of consumers…
Key Concepts: Consumers, Demand, Goods and Services…
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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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