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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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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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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, Productive Resources…
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Interactive National Budget Simulator

Adjust the numbers in this interactive to see if you can balance the budget. This interactive is intended for use...
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, GDP
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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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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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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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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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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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Human Capital For Money

The first part of this lesson introduces students to the terms human capital, occupation, salary, and wages. Part two of...
Key Concepts: Division of Labor/Specialization, Goods and Services, Specialization
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The Mystery of the Amazing Farmers

In this lesson you will be taking on the role of an an investigative reporter to solve the Amazing Farmer...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Division of Labor/Specialization, Goods and Services
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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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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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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, Opportunity Cost
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