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A Penny Saved

In this economics lesson, students will read and discuss the comic book, “A Penny Saved".
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Credit, Economic Institutions…
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Chevy Volt... It's Electric!

The costs and benefits of owning an electric or hybrid car will be evaluated in this lesson. By reading and...
Key Concepts: Business Costs and Revenues, Choice, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis…
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Using an Excel Checkbook

Students will use a spreadsheet to enter checkbook transactions and reconcile.
Key Concepts: Bank Account, Bank Service Charges, Bank Statement…
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Avatar, King of the Box Office?

On January 26, 2010, the film Avatar officially topped Titanic as the top-grossing film of all-time at the box office....
Key Concepts: Fiscal Policy, Real vs. Nominal
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Balance of Payments (BOP)

International trade allows countries to buy and sell both domestic and foreign goods, as well as services and financial assets....
Key Concepts: Balance of Payments, Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments
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Utility

Can happiness be measured? Students will learn how utility relates to economic decision making and the law of diminishing marginal...
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Demand, Wants
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How Much Does it Cost Now?

Students will use the FRED database to download the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and calculate the equivalent price of a...
Key Concepts: Fiscal Policy
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The Credit Card Mystery

Credit Cards are a risky business these days, especially for students and those holding multiple cards. Interest rates on credit...
Key Concepts: Choice, Consumers, Credit…
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Okun's Law

The students sharpen their graphing skills by interpreting the relationship between changes in the unemployment rate (%) and real GDP....
Key Concepts: Employment and Unemployment
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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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Banks & Credit Unions (Part I)

Students learn about banks and credit unions, identifying similarities and differences between the two types of financial institution. They also...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Budgeting, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis…
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It's a Not So Wonderful Life

In this lesson students learn about banks and banking. The study the fractional reserve system, and the role the Fed...
Key Concepts: Economic Institutions, Markets and Prices, Money…
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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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Agent Pincher: The Case of the UFO

Agent Pincher: The Case of the UFO--Unfamiliar Foreign Objects. That is what currency from another country may look like. Sometimes...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Foreign Exchange, Money…
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Developing a Financial Investment Portfolio

Students are given brief descriptions of three individuals. They act as financial advisors and develop a financial investment portfolio for...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments
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The Best Deal

Students will learn how to determine 'price per unit' to help make decisions when comparing products.
Key Concepts: Choice, Consumers, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis…
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Clipping Coupons

In this lesson, students will calculate savings for different products when using coupons. They will also decide what factors will...
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Incentive, Markets and Prices…
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