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Inventive Incentive

There are many ways in which people are rewarded or penalized for doing, or not doing, their work. These are...
Key Concepts: Choice, Incentive
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Capital Chips (Part 1)

Through the use of a historical timeline of the capital investments made by the company the resulting benefits will be...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Credit, Goods and Services…
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Capital Chips (Part 2)

Through the use of a historical timeline of the capital investments made by the company the resulting benefits will be...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Goods and Services
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Capital Chips (Part 3)

Through the use of a historical timeline of the capital investments made by the company the resulting benefits will be...
Key Concepts: Goods and Services
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Unemployment in My Hometown

Students use the Bureau of Labor Statistics website to track unemployment rates for their community, and after researching information about...
Key Concepts: Employment and Unemployment
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It's a Matter of Power

Students examine tradeoffs and profit- maximization decisions in the case study of Kaiser Aluminum, which decided to shut down aluminum...
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Incentive, Profit
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What Does A Dollar Really Buy?

Students will describe the purpose of a price index, and how it is calculated. Then students will describe the weaknesses...
Key Concepts: Fiscal Policy
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From Butterflies to Buffaloes

Nature tourism, also known as ecotourism, is a fast growing segment of the tourism industry. In this lesson, students learn...
Key Concepts: Goods and Services, Markets, Producers…
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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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Comparative Economic Systems

Students research the economic systems of a communist country and a third-world country and compare them to the US, guided...
Key Concepts: Economic Systems
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Making Cents out of Centimes

Students will learn that most countries create their own currency for use as money. In most of Europe that money...
Key Concepts: Foreign Exchange
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Stock Market Price History

Each of us seek to make wise investment decisions that will make our money grow. Unfortunately, we cannot predict the...
Key Concepts: Fiscal Policy, Investing
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Economics in the Headlines

Students learn how to identify headlines in the news and current events as illustrations of problems in supply and demand....
Key Concepts: Demand, Markets, Markets and Prices
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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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