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The Secondary Economics Tool C.H.E.S.T

Discover how to encourage student imagination and promote creative problem solving with economic lessons and activities that are Creative, Helpful,…
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis
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Unique Topics in Economics

Too often educators feel constrained by their curriculum. The goal of this workshop is to show topics that are not…
Key Concepts: Advertising, Incentives
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Will a Robot Replace Your Job?

"How secure is your position?  Will it exist  5 years from now? What protects your position? Could a machine do…
Key Concepts: Employment and Unemployment, Human Capital
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UFR: Social Security & National Debt

Teachers will learn new methods to use while implementing the Understanding Fiscal Policy lesson "Social Security and the National Debt."…
Key Concepts: Budget Deficits and Public Debt
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Policy Perspectives on Social Security

In Policy Perspectives on Social Security, a digital interactive activity, students think critically about Social Security policy choices from the…
Key Concepts: Credit, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Scarcity
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Income Inequality

Students will utilize the Structured Academic Controversy method to explore the issue of income inequality in America. Through reading and…
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Distribution of Income, Roles of Government
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Chevy Volt… It’s Electric!

The costs and benefits of owning an electric or hybrid car will be evaluated in this lesson. By reading and…
Key Concepts: Business Costs and Revenues, Choice, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis…
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Jokes, Quotations, and Cartoons in Economics

Students will apply their knowledge of economics to the analysis and interpretation of jokes, quotations, and cartoons in economics. Students…
Key Concepts: Budget Deficit, Business, Business Cycles…
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Balance of Payments (BOP)

International trade allows countries to buy and sell both domestic and foreign goods, as well as services and financial assets.…
Key Concepts: Balance of Payments, Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments
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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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How Global is Your Portfolio?

This engaging lesson challenges students to connect economics and geography as they investigate global companies in the stock market.
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Economic Institutions, Financial Markets
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The Trading Game

In this lesson, students will learn about the gains from trade. Students will participate in a trading game that will…
Key Concepts: Benefits of Trade, Comparative Advantage, Trade, Exchange and Interdependence
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Traditional Economies and the Inuit

The Inuit people of northern Canada provide an example of a traditional economy. For thousands of years, Inuit parents have…
Key Concepts: Demand, Economic Systems, Goods and Services…
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Phillips Curve

This lesson explores the relationship of unemployment to inflation in the 1960s and after. Students will discover the short-run trade-off…
Key Concepts: Aggregate Demand, Aggregate Supply, Budgeting…
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The Effects of the Recession

The students learn how a recession affects our economy, and how it might affect them personally. They examine the role…
Key Concepts: Business Cycles, Roles of Government
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The Economics of Voting

Since the 1960's, many Americans eligible to vote have not bothered to do so- not even in presidential elections. Low…
Key Concepts: Credit, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Incentive
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