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International Trade Creates More and Better Jobs

This lesson explores the relationship between productivity and international trade. Specifically, this lessons shows why there should be fewer trade...
Key Concepts: Specialization, Trade, Exchange and Interdependence
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Collecting for Fun . . . and Profit?

Art, baseball cards, coins, comic books, dolls, jewelry and stamps are just a few examples of the many things people...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Demand, Investing…
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College: Where am I going to go?

Students will use a PACED decision making grid to help them decide where they would like to attend college.
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis
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To Buy or Not To Buy

While precise numbers are not known, it is believed the number of boycotts has grown markedly in the past fifty...
Key Concepts: Choice, Demand, Economic Systems…
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Timing Is Everything

In the first part of the lesson students examine the incentives and opportunity costs of spending and saving in a...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Credit, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis…
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Trade in Colonial America / NAFTA

Often teachers and students are able to internalize historical and economic concepts through a more recent event that has occurred...
Key Concepts: Trade, Exchange and Interdependence
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Developing a Financial Investment Portfolio

Students are given brief descriptions of three individuals. They act as financial advisors and develop a financial investment portfolio for...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments
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U.S. farmers and the Cuban embargo

This lesson explores trade barriers in general and why some U.S. farmers want one specific trade barrier, the Cuban embargo,...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Markets, Roles of Government
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The Entepreneur in you?

Throughout this lesson students take note of the role of risk and incentives as factors found in all entrepreneurial pursuits....
Key Concepts: Entrepreneurs, Incentive, Risk and Return
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Worker Safety - The Triangle Fire Legacy

The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire of 1911 was a turning point for employee health and safety protections in the U.S. Students...
Key Concepts: Credit, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Division of Labor/Specialization…
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