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You Can BANK on This! (Part 2)

As in the first 'You Can BANK on This,' you will learn that banking should not be confusing - it...
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Choice, Credit…
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The Grasshopper and the Ant

Understanding the concept of opportunity cost is critical for good decision making. The ability to identify the opportunity cost—the highest...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Consumers, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis…
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What Face do you Use?

The students will recognize that in order to facilitate the exchange of goods and services, most nations create currency for...
Key Concepts: Money, Trade, Exchange and Interdependence
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To Be or Not To Be?

This lesson guides students through web sites that examine careers that are typically of interest to 3rd- through 5th-grade students....
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Division of Labor/Specialization, Goods and Services
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A Perfect Pet

The introduction to this lesson is a brief online story about a little girl’s visit to a pet store with...
Key Concepts: Choice, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Goods and Services…
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What is Scarcity?

In this economics lesson, students will categorize and prioritize their wants to explain scarcity.
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Opportunity Cost, Scarcity
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Those Golden Jeans

In this economics lesson, students will explore the types of resources needed to produce goods and services.
Key Concepts: Goods and Services, Productive Resources
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Money Comes and Goes

Students read two online stories that introduce them to the elements of a budget and show that a successful budget...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Budgeting
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What's Your Angle?

This lesson is last in a series of lessons on entrepreneurship for 3-5. Students will learn about market research and...
Key Concepts: Business Costs and Revenues, Entrepreneurs, Market Structures…
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The Best Deal

Students will learn how to determine 'price per unit' to help make decisions when comparing products.
Key Concepts: Choice, Consumers, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis…
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What is Competition?

Students will understand what businesses are, that a marketplace exists whenever buyers and sellers exchange goods and services, and that...
Key Concepts: Business Costs and Revenues, Consumers, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis…
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Giving Credit

This lesson introduces the role and importance of the 3 C’s -- capacity, character, and collateral – to being granted...
Key Concepts: Credit, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Risk and Return
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Dynamic Decision Making

Students will be introduced to the PACED Model and learn to use the parts of the model-- Problem, Alternatives, Criteria,...
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis
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