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From Butterflies to Buffaloes

Nature tourism, also known as ecotourism, is a fast growing segment of the tourism industry. In this lesson, students learn...
Key Concepts: Goods and Services, Markets, Producers…
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Making Cents out of Centimes

Students will learn that most countries create their own currency for use as money. In most of Europe that money...
Key Concepts: Foreign Exchange
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Who Pays for City Hall?

The students take a virtual field trip to City Hall in this kid-friendly site. This beginning civics/economic lesson will introduce...
Key Concepts: Communities and Cities, Roles of Government
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The Mystery of the Amazing Farmers

In this lesson you will be taking on the role of an an investigative reporter to solve the Amazing Farmer...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Division of Labor/Specialization, Goods and Services
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Free Ride

Free Ride helps students identify goods and services provided by the government and evaluate the cost of government provided goods...
Key Concepts: GDP, Goods and Services, Roles of Government
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Car Shopping in a Command Economy

Contrary to US methods of distribution (namely prices), the Soviet Union used different methods of distribution of its goods during...
Key Concepts: Economic Systems, Incentive, Markets and Prices
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Nothing to Buy

Students compare the Soviet-era marketplace with present-day Russian marketplace.
Key Concepts: Choice, Income Distribution, Roles of Government…
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US History: Inventors & Entrepreneurs

Students will learn the difference between inventors and entrepreneurs. From talking with adults they will learn some of the benefits...
Key Concepts: Consumers, Entrepreneurs, Incentive…
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Bill, Are You Bogus?

In a barter system, people have to trade goods and services for other goods and services. In an economy that...
Key Concepts: Goods and Services, Money, Trade, Exchange and Interdependence
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The Story of Jack and the Bank Stalk

Fairy tales have always been used to give lessons about life. The story of Jack and the Bean Stalk is...
Key Concepts: Credit, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Economic Institutions…
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Pennies Make Cents

Students will review the history of trade before money and will investigate the history of money. Students will locate information...
Key Concepts: Money, Trade, Exchange and Interdependence
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