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Woof! Woof! At Your Service

Woof! Woof! At Your Service helps demonstrate that economic desires can be satisfied by providing goods and services.Identifies goods and...
Key Concepts: Goods and Services
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Dog Gone Job!

Dog Gone Job! demonstrates how job specialization increases productivity
Key Concepts: Demand, Specialization
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My Credit Rating: Why Should I Care?

Credit is a wonderful tool for the consumer. It can enhance your quality of life. It enables you to buy...
Key Concepts: Consumers, Credit, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis…
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The Controversial School Voucher Issue

Recently, the concept and use of school vouchers has come to the forefront of political, societal, constitutional, and economical discourse....
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Roles of Government
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The Changing Face of Money

In this lesson, students play a game to guess which objects have been used as money throughout history. In the...
Key Concepts: Money
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Car Shopping in a Command Economy

Contrary to US methods of distribution (namely prices), the Soviet Union used different methods of distribution of its goods during...
Key Concepts: Economic Systems, Incentive, Markets and Prices
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Nothing to Buy

Students compare the Soviet-era marketplace with present-day Russian marketplace.
Key Concepts: Choice, Income Distribution, Roles of Government…
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Off to Interactive Island

This activity provides a fun way to explore concept of economic decision making. In the lesson, students are given a...
Key Concepts: Choice, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis
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Increasing Productivity

This lesson stimulates students' thinking with stories about rigorous athlete training illustrating the importance of training and practice. After students...
Key Concepts: Division of Labor/Specialization, Goods and Services
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The Costs of Credit

"Will that be cash, check, debit, or credit?" This lesson plan explores the difference between these. What is the difference?...
Key Concepts: Credit, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Money
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On The Money

In this lesson, students explore what money is and how it differs around the world. They will compare U.S. currency...
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Demand, Economic Institutions…
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Eureka!

Take a look at how inventions, such as plastic, have changed our lives and how they are changing the future...
Key Concepts: Entrepreneurs
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Water, Water, Everywhere

In this lesson, students will identify water and land as examples of natural resources investigate sources of water and identify...
Key Concepts: Goods and Services
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Should I Use Cash or Credit?

To use or not to use credit for a major purchase is an important decision. There is a nifty process...
Key Concepts: Credit, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Scarcity
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Buying vs. Renting

Have you given any thought to where you will live when you are "on your own" - out in the...
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Consumers, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis…
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The Return of Sacagawea

Sacagawea returned to America in 2000. Actually, the golden dollar coin bearing the image of Sacagawea, began circulating then. It...
Key Concepts: Business Costs and Revenues, Credit, Money
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The Economics of Homebuying

This lesson provides an overview of the basics of buying a home for the first time. Your students may make...
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Credit, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis
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