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What Is Money? Why Does It Have Value?

In this economics lesson, students will learn about the history of money and its 5 characteristics.
Key Concepts: Money, Trade, Exchange and Interdependence
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Where Does the Price of Pizza Come From?

In this economics lesson, students will examine data for buyers and sellers to learn how prices emerge in a market.
Key Concepts: Demand, Markets and Prices, Supply
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Tic Tac Taxes

In this economics lesson, students will learn about taxes and the reason for taxes.
Key Concepts: Taxes
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Productivity Video and Quiz

In this economics video, students will learn about productivity and play a Kahoot! game.
Key Concepts: Demand, Division of Labor/Specialization, Productivity
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Opportunity Cost Video and Quiz

In this economics video, students will learn about opportunity cost and play a Kahoot! game.
Key Concepts: Choice, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Opportunity Cost
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Income and Expense Statements

Income and expense statements are a great way for students to learn and apply the skills involved in keeping a…
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Income
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Spotting Economics in Young Adult Literature

This webinar introduces methods of identifying and teaching economic concepts found in popular young adult literature. Content titles include, Twilight,…
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Incentives
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How to Play the Fiscal Ship

What are the tradeoffs that policymakers face when steering the federal budget? To answer this question, we will explore ways…
Key Concepts: Budget Deficits and Public Debt, Fiscal Policy
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Compound Interest

Students learn what compound interest is, how it is calculated, and appreciate the impact it makes on loans and investments.…
Key Concepts: Interest
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Teaching Economics through Games/Simulations

Examples of effective games/simulations and strategies for how to construct your own simulation activities. Using effective simulation activities in additional…
Key Concepts: Economics
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Hands On Banking 101

Experience and explore the Hands on Banking® program, aligned with Common Core State Standards as well as national and state…
Key Concepts: Saving
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