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Incentives Influence Us!

Students will learn that people respond predictably to positive incentives (rewards) and negative incentives (penalties). They will identify incentives in...
Key Concepts: Choice, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Incentive
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You Decide!

Think about a difficult decision you have had to make. After you decided did it work out? Why or why...
Key Concepts: Choice, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Scarcity
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What's My Interest?

Students explore the concept of interest by means of two activities. The first, a simple activity with jellybeans, introduces the...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Credit, Economic Institutions
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Hey Pop!

One of the best sounds and smells is fresh popcorn! At the movies, at the fair, or at home, everyone...
Key Concepts: Business Costs and Revenues, Consumers, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis…
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The Write Stuff

Right now you are probably using a pencil to do your school work. But do you know where the pencil...
Key Concepts: Goods and Services
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Laura Ingalls Wilder's Frontier Town

Laura Ingalls Wilder made a sketch of De Smet, South Dakota in the 1880's. This lesson will discuss the markets...
Key Concepts: Business Costs and Revenues, Consumers, Goods and Services…
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President Obama's Allowance

In this lesson, students will identify different expenses in the US budget and will decide on the order of importance...
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Choice, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis…
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How Much is that Doggy?

Students will investigate the concept of total cost of ownership. They will brainstorm the costs of owning a dog or...
Key Concepts: Choice, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis
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Where Did You Come From?

In this multiple intelligences lesson the students figure out why the United States imports some goods that we can grow...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Specialization, Trade, Exchange and Interdependence
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Economic Incentives in Our Community

Students will identify positive and negative economic incentives used in their communities to encourage people to make CHOICES beneficial to...
Key Concepts: Choice, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Incentive
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To Market To Market

This lesson will help students become good consumers and producers by taking turns buying and selling things in a classroom-created...
Key Concepts: Choice, Consumers, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis…
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Destination: Mars

Look up! Can you ever imagine standing on another planet and looking down at earth? We've been to the moon...
Key Concepts: Choice, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Goods and Services…
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