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The History of Medicare

In this economics lesson, students will learn that Medicare was the fulfillment of what was believed to be Social Security.
Key Concepts: Fiscal Policy, Insurance, Roles of Government
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Social Security, Governance, and the National Debt

In this economics lesson, students will examine concerns about balancing the budget and the role of the federal government.
Key Concepts: Budget Deficits and Public Debt, Fiscal Policy, Income Distribution
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The History of Social Security

In this economics lesson, students will examine the creation of Social Security.
Key Concepts: Fiscal Policy, Income Distribution, Roles of Government
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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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Policy Perspectives on the Federal Budget

In Policy Perspectives on the Federal Budget, a digital interactive activity, students think critically about Federal Budget policy choices from…
Key Concepts: Balanced Budget, Economic Functions of Government, Federal Budget
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Policy Perspectives on Medicare

In Policy Perspectives on Medicare, a digital interactive activity, students think critically about Medicare policy choices from the perspectives of…
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis
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UFR Balancing the Federal Budget

Balancing the Federal Budget -- When I first started teaching economics in 2010, the U.S. national debt was around $13.5…
Key Concepts: Budget Deficits and Public Debt, Fiscal Policy
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