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A Chair for My Mother

In the story, A Chair for My Mother, a little girl and her family save money in a jar to...
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Goods and Services
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Balancing the Federal Budget

ESSENTIAL DILEMMA When, if ever, should the nation prioritize balancing the federal budget?
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Budgeting, Credit…
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Medicare and the National Debt

In this economics lesson, students will discuss the value we place on guaranteeing quality health care to the elderly.
Key Concepts: Credit, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Financial Markets…
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Public Choice Economics

Students participate in a series of classroom elections to analyze special-interest effects and see how the costs of voting and...
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Public-Choice Analysis
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In this personal finance lesson, students determine their monthly earned income and estimate how much they could be saving.
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Budgeting, Roles of Government
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Specialists Light Up Our Lives!

Peppe and his family moved to America to pursue the American dream. His mother has passed away, his father is...
Key Concepts: Goods and Services, Specialization, Trade, Exchange and Interdependence
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How Will I Pay for College?

In this lesson, students will learn about current trends in student borrowing and determine a reasonable debt load for hypothetical...
Key Concepts: Borrow, Budgeting, Credit…
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Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday

In the story, Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday, Alexander receives a dollar from his grandparents that he...
Key Concepts: Consumers, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Spend
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Interest Calculator

This interest calculator can be used to calculate the monthly payments and final amount paid on a loan for various...
Key Concepts: Credit, Interest
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Distribution of Income

In this personal finance lesson, students will learn how productivity and government policy influences the distribution of income.
Key Concepts: Distribution of Income, Income Distribution, Productivity
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The Entrepreneur Video

Teach your students about the benefits of being an entrepreneur. In this video a young woman starts her own business...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Consumption, Division of Labor/Specialization…
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