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A Perfect Pet

The introduction to this lesson is a brief online story about a little girl’s visit to a pet store with…
Key Concepts: Choice, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Goods and Services…
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Toys for Me: A Lesson on Choice

Students encounter the concept of scarcity in their daily tasks but have little comprehension as to its meaning or how…
Key Concepts: Choice, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Scarcity…
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We are Consumers and Producers

Students are consumers and producers. So are their families. In this lesson students learn how they and family members fulfill…
Key Concepts: Consumers, Goods and Services, Producers
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Mystery Workers

In this lesson students review the concepts of goods, services, and producers using the Internet to locate examples of each…
Key Concepts: Goods and Services, Producers
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What is Competition?

Students will understand what businesses are, that a marketplace exists whenever buyers and sellers exchange goods and services, and that…
Key Concepts: Business Costs and Revenues, Consumers, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis…
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Big Banks, Piggy Banks

When choosing a place to put their money, people consider how safe their money will be, how easy it is…
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Budgeting, Choice…
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Clipping Coupons

In this lesson, students will calculate savings for different products when using coupons. They will also decide what factors will…
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Incentive, Markets and Prices…
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The ABCs of Saving

We save money to get things we can’t afford to buy now. Saving for the future requires patience but it…
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Budgeting, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis…
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Lean on Me — We depend on each other!

The purpose of this activity is to demonstrate that the production of most goods can be broken down into a…
Key Concepts: Demand, Goods and Services, Specialization…
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Every Penny Counts

You know that five dollars you got for your birthday? There are so many things you can spend it on,…
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Budgeting, Business Costs and Revenues…
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Simple Simon Meets a Producer

A classic rhyme, Simple Simon and the Pie-Man, introduces students to the concepts of consumer and producer. Students learn that…
Key Concepts: Consumers, Goods and Services, Producers
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