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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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Economic Spotter: Resources During World War II

In World War II pennies were made of steel and zinc instead of copper and women were working at jobs...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Choice, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis…
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Old Toy - New Market

Students explore the LEGOLAND theme parks and demonstrate an understanding of how new markets can be created and that cultural...
Key Concepts: Goods and Services, Markets, Profit
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Clickety Clack, Let's Keep Track!

This lesson will show students the importance of keeping track of their savings.
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Budgeting, Choice…
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Marketplace: Let's Go Euro!

With the start of the new year in 2002, the 12 members of the European Union launched a single currency...
Key Concepts: Foreign Exchange, Productivity, Trade, Exchange and Interdependence
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Improving on the Original

What makes something worth marketing? This lesson focuses on the distinction between marketing a new product or licensing it to...
Key Concepts: Entrepreneurs
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Constitution Costs

This lesson helps students understand the basic services provided for Americans in the United States Constitution and the necessity of...
Key Concepts: Aggregate Demand, Budgeting, Roles of Government
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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 Gets 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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Ben & Jerry's Flavor Graveyard

Ben & Jerry are producers of ice cream. Even if they produce ice cream for the entire nation, they still...
Key Concepts: Choice, Entrepreneurs, Goods and Services…
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CPI- The Crystal Ball

Governments and other financial organizations are constantly measuring trends in the economy to try to predict what will happen next....
Key Concepts: Fiscal Policy, Markets and Prices
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It Pays to Stay in School

In this personal finance lesson, students will analyze and develop stay-in-school incentive programs for a group of students.
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Division of Labor/Specialization, Incentives
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Lemon Squeeze - The Lemonade Stand

Everyone has at one time or another opened a lemonade or Kool-Aid Stand. What a great place to begin an...
Key Concepts: Demand, Markets, Markets and Prices
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Why Adopt a Highway?

In this personal finance lesson, students will learn about the successful Adopt-a-Highway program.
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Market Structures, Roles of Government
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Multipliers and the Mystery of the Magic Money

Students learn about the purpose of the reserve requirement, how money is "created" in the economy through fractional reserves, and...
Key Concepts: Economic Institutions, Fiscal Policy, Markets and Prices
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Market-Ability

Marketplace, a daily economics news program heard on National Public Radio, featured a story on January 8, 2002, titled "Microsoft...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Markets
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The Penny Problem

Students will research the cost of making the penny and the use of the penny. They will come up with...
Key Concepts: Economic Institutions, Money
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