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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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Benefits of Trade/Comparative Advantage Video and Quiz

This video teaches the concepts of Benefits of Trade and Comparative Advantage. Comparative advantage is the principle which holds that…
Key Concepts: Balance of Payments, Balance of Trade, Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments…
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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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Income Distribution Video and Quiz

This video teaches the concept of Income Distribution. Income distribution refers to how the total income earned ends up divided…
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Consumers, Income Distribution…
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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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Market Failures Video and Quiz

This video teaches the concept of Market Failures. There are certain well-recognized conditions under which market failure occurs; this means…
Key Concepts: Income Distribution, Market Structures, Markets…
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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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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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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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Risk and Return Video and Quiz

This video teaches the concepts of Risk and Return. Risk describes a situation in which the outcome is uncertain and…
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Insurance, Investing…
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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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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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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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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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The Economic Way of Thinking

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

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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