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Never Too Young: Personal Finance for Young Learners

This program was developed in response to a growing interest in teaching students about personal finance through settings outside of…
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Budgeting, Choice…
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Consumers Video and Quiz

This video teaches the concept of Consumers. Consumers are powerful in a market economy, and the economic choices of consumers…
Key Concepts: Consumers, Demand, Goods and Services…
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Scarcity and Resources

This is a basic lesson of scarcity and resources that can be used for elementary students or students with special…
Key Concepts: Goods and Services, Resources, Scarcity…
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The Perfect Pet

The Perfect Pet teaches students how to deal with scarcity by having them choose what to buy for their new…
Key Concepts: Choice, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Scarcity…
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Goods and Services 2

In this interactive students match workers to the goods or services they provide. When they match a correct pair, feedback…
Key Concepts: Goods and Services
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EconEdLink Workshop Overview

This video is from an EconEdLink workshop held at the National Center for Economic and Financial Education. Teachers learn how…
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EconEdLink Overview

This video is a basic introduction to the features of EconEdLink. It takes a look at the three most important…
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Trade to the Tailor

By reading the book "A New Coat for Anna" students will learn about resources, scarcity, costs, trade/bartering, and decision making…
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Goods and Services, Money…
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Opportunity Cost – Consumers

When individuals produce goods or services, they normally trade (exchange) most of them to obtain other more desired goods or…
Key Concepts: Consumers, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Producers…
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Goods and Services

This drag-and-drop activity gives students the chance to decide if various items represent goods or services. There are four parts…
Key Concepts: Complementary Goods and Services, Consumers, Goods and Services
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Everyday Opportunities

In this economics lesson, students will use decision-making to learn the costs associated with decisions.
Key Concepts: Choice, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis
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The Mitten

This is a folktale retold by Jan Brett about a little boy whose grandmother knits him a pair of snow…
Key Concepts: Scarcity
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Funny Money or Phony Money?

Money is what we use to show what goods or services are worth. When you do work, you are paid…
Key Concepts: Markets and Prices
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