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Competition Works in Our Flavor

Competition provides benefits for consumers. First, more competition means consumers have more choices of goods and services. Second, when more…
Key Concepts: Business Costs and Revenues, Market Structures, Roles of Government
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The Family Vacation

Students will take a surprise trip around the world. As they travel, they will use clues to discover where they…
Key Concepts: Foreign Exchange, Money, Trade, Exchange and Interdependence
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You’re Going to College

The students will explore the costs and the benefits of going to college. They participate in a three-part game designed…
Key Concepts: Credit, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Economic Systems…
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The Civil War: A War of Resources

The North won the Civil War in large part due to its superior resources. In this lesson students will learn…
Key Concepts: Division of Labor/Specialization, Goods and Services, Resources
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What Happened to Railroads?

Between the Civil War and World War II, railroads were one of the nation's most important businesses and an integral…
Key Concepts: Business Costs and Revenues, Credit, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis…
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The Higher you Climb, The More You Pay

Students will take a "Virtual Tour" of the Eiffel Tower in Paris France and locate the price of a bottle…
Key Concepts: Choice, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Demand…
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The Color of Resources

This lesson will demonstrate the making of Crayola products to introduce natural, capital, and human resources as well as touching…
Key Concepts: Resources
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No Extra Room on the Mayflower

The students will explore the ideas of scarcity and choices by exploring a virtual model of the Mayflower. They will…
Key Concepts: Choice, Scarcity
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Education: Weigh Your Options

Getting and keeping a job often requires special education or training. While an employer may provide or pay for some…
Key Concepts: Choice, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis
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Satisfaction Please! (Part 3)

Even the savviest consumer has a problem with a good or service on occasion. It is a consumer’s right to…
Key Concepts: Consumers, Economic Institutions, Public-Choice Analysis…
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Why do we need money? Think about Ebay!

The students investigate money--its purpose and functions. They complete an exercise, using the online acution site Ebay, to learn why…
Key Concepts: Foreign Exchange, Markets, Markets and Prices…
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There is Something in the Water

The United States is losing 60,000 acres of wetlands each year. Is this good or bad? Does anyone really want…
Key Concepts: Choice, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Goods and Services…
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The Economics of the New Deal

The stock-market crash of 1929 is generally seen as the start of The Great Depression, the worst economic downturn in…
Key Concepts: Economic Institutions, Fiscal Policy, Roles of Government
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