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Green Eggs and …Economics?

In this economics lesson, students will learn key economic concepts found in children's literature.
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Division of Labor/Specialization, Market Structures
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Open for Business

In this economics lesson, students will read a popular children's book to learn about entrepreneurship.
Key Concepts: Entrepreneurs, Goods and Services, Risk and Return
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Beatrice’s Goat

This lesson from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis' EconLowdown site teaches students what it means to save and…
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Budgeting, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis
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Uncle Jed’s Barbershop

Students listen to the book Uncle Jed's Barbershop, about an African American barber who, despite significant setbacks, saves enough money…
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis
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A Chair for My Mother

In the story, A Chair for My Mother, a little girl and her family save money in a jar to…
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Budgeting, Goods and Services
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“The Giver”: Jonas Makes a Choice

Jonas, a twelve-year old, lives in a seemingly perfect futuristic world. His community protects him from all harm and in…
Key Concepts: Choice, Credit, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis…
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A Penny Saved

Students will read the comic book, "A Penny Saved" published by the New York Federal Reserve Bank. Students will make…
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Credit, Economic Institutions…
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Car Loan Project

Each student will buy (hypothetically) a car that will need to be financed. The student will need to look at…
Key Concepts: Choice, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis
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Show Me the Money!

Students will investigate unforseen costs of car loans and/or house loans. They will then evaluate the economics of decision making,…
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Choice, Consumers…
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Clean Land – Thanks to US!

In this lesson about the EPA, students will find out that their government pays for goods and services by taxing…
Key Concepts: Market Structures, Roles of Government
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Multipliers and the Mystery of the Magic Money

Students learn about the purpose of the reserve requirement, how money is "created" in the economy through fractional reserves, and…
Key Concepts: Economic Institutions, Fiscal Policy, Markets and Prices
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Comparative Economic Systems

Students research the economic systems of a communist country and a third-world country and compare them to the US, guided…
Key Concepts: Economic Systems
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