Teachers, you can now register your students for TWO NATIONAL COMPETITIONS this spring—our National Personal Finance Challenge (financial stability/mobility) and our National Economics Challenge (micro/macroeconomics).

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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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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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A Moo-ving Experience

Students gain an understanding about non-profit organizations and the role they play in our economy. Students then learn about a…
Key Concepts: Communities and Cities, Roles of Government, Scarcity
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Human Capital For Money

The first part of this lesson introduces students to the terms human capital, occupation, salary, and wages. Part two of…
Key Concepts: Division of Labor/Specialization, Goods and Services, Specialization
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NOT your Grandma’s Lemonade Stand

After a review of elementary economic concepts, students will apply their understanding by playing an online computer game, Lemonade Stand.…
Key Concepts: Choice, Consumers, Demand…
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“Should You Learn to Fly?”

Students will define opportunity cost, and with this in mind students will list various career choices and salaries and calculate…
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Fiscal Policy
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What Makes an Entrepreneur?

What is it that makes someone an entrepreneur? What major characteristics do entrepreneurs exhibits? How do you know if a…
Key Concepts: Entrepreneurs
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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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A Fair Wage

Income for most people is determined by the market value of the productive resources they sell. What workers earn depends,…
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Budgeting, Business Costs and Revenues…
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What Do You Want To Be?

In this lesson, students have the opportunity to explore various jobs and decide what they might want to be when…
Key Concepts: Fiscal Policy, GDP, Real vs. Nominal
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The Return of Sacagawea

Sacagawea returned to America in 2000. Actually, the golden dollar coin bearing the image of Sacagawea, began circulating then. It…
Key Concepts: Business Costs and Revenues, Credit, Money
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Where Does the Money Come From?

With very few exceptions, the U.S. federal government does not have an "income" to spend providing goods and services. The…
Key Concepts: 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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What Does the Nation Consume?

This lesson will focus on what the nation consumes and how that is measured by Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In…
Key Concepts: Consumers, Demand, Financial Markets…
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