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What's My Interest?

Students explore the concept of interest by means of two activities. The first, a simple activity with jellybeans, introduces the...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Credit, Economic Institutions
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Show Me the Money!

Students will investigate unforseen costs of car loans and/or house loans. They will then evaluate the economics of decision making,...
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Choice, Consumers…
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Blowing in the Wind

Wind energy is becoming a viable alternative to more traditional forms of energy generation. In this lesson, students will determine...
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Incentive
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Clickety Clack, Let's Keep Track!

This lesson will show students the importance of keeping track of their savings.
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Budgeting, Choice…
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Marketplace: Let's Go Euro!

With the start of the new year in 2002, the 12 members of the European Union launched a single currency...
Key Concepts: Foreign Exchange, Productivity, Trade, Exchange and Interdependence
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Multipliers and the Mystery of the Magic Money

Students learn about the purpose of the reserve requirement, how money is "created" in the economy through fractional reserves, and...
Key Concepts: Economic Institutions, Fiscal Policy, Markets and Prices
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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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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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"Should You Learn to Fly?"

Students will define opportunity cost, and with this in mind students will list various career choices and salaries and calculate...
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Fiscal Policy
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Free Ride

Free Ride helps students identify goods and services provided by the government and evaluate the cost of government provided goods...
Key Concepts: GDP, Goods and Services, Roles of Government
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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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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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'Be All You Can Be'...For Minimum Wage?

Perhaps you have seen the catchy TV ads for the various branches of the United States military. You know, the...
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Division of Labor/Specialization…
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Do You Have a Yen to Go to College?

Carlos is a senior at local high school. When he graduates, he plans to study computer animation. He has applied...
Key Concepts: Choice, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Foreign Exchange…
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