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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This Little Piggybank Went to Market

Students will learn that work is the source of income and that banks are places in which people save and…
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Budgeting, Economic Institutions…
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To Market To Market

This lesson will help students become good consumers and producers by taking turns buying and selling things in a classroom-created…
Key Concepts: Choice, Consumers, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis…
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The Little Red Hen

The Little Red Hen is a classic story for nearly all adults, and many children. Here it is retold and…
Key Concepts: Entrepreneurs, Goods and Services, Incentive
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What Are Incentives?

Students will understand that incentives are used to encourage them to make good choices. After identifying incentives offered at home…
Key Concepts: Choice, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Incentive
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Build Your Community

Students will learn about a variety of businesses and the service they provide to a community. They will build a…
Key Concepts: Choice, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis
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Who Get’s More than Their Fair Share?

This lesson has students continue to explore a variety of ways to share, particularly when an obvious solution is not…
Key Concepts: Economic Institutions, Economic Systems, Market Structure
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That’s Not Fair! How Do We Share?

This lesson has students explore a variety of ways to share, particularly when an obvious solution is not apparent.
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Goods and Services, Scarcity
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Country Mouse Makes a Decision!

Very young students will be able to make a cost/benefit chart for the Country Mouse after hearing the classic story.
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis
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The Shoemaker’s Tools

After hearing the story, "The Shoemaker and the Elves," the students will find the capital resources of the shoemaker's business.
Key Concepts: Goods and Services
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I Can Dream Anything!

After listening to the song, 'I Can Do Anything', students discuss services that people in the community perform. This lesson…
Key Concepts: Choice, Specialization
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Who Pays for City Hall?

The students take a virtual field trip to City Hall in this kid-friendly site. This beginning civics/economic lesson will introduce…
Key Concepts: Communities and Cities, Roles of Government
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Rumble, Grumble, Gurgle, Roar

This lesson is about wants. Little Penguin is hungry and she wants to eat. This story is about how Little…
Key Concepts: Goods and Services
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Norman Rockwell’s ‘Curiosity Shop’

Students will look at a picture that Norman Rockwell painted about a Curiosity Shop. A little girl looks like she…
Key Concepts: Trade, Exchange and Interdependence
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