Teachers, you can now register your students for TWO NATIONAL COMPETITIONS this spring—our National Personal Finance Challenge (financial stability/mobility) and our National Economics Challenge (micro/macroeconomics).

Standards for The Opportunity Cost of a Lifetime

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National Standards in Economics

Name: Scarcity

Standard: 1

  • Students will understand that: Productive resources are limited. Therefore, people cannot have all the goods and services they want; as a result, they must choose some things and give up others.
  • Students will be able to use this knowledge to: Identify what they gain and what they give up when they make choices.

National Standards in Financial Literacy

Name: Buying Goods and Services

Standard:

  • Students will understand that: People cannot buy or make all the goods and services they want; as a result, people choose to buy some goods and services and not buy others. People can improve their economic wellbeing by making informed spending decisions, which entails collecting information, planning, and budgeting.

State Standards

Common Core State Standards

Name: RH.6-8.5

Standard: History/Social Studies -- Grade 6-8

Area: History/Social Studies -- Grade 6-8

  • Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).

Name: RH.6-8.6

Standard: History/Social Studies -- Grade 6-8

Area: History/Social Studies -- Grade 6-8

  • Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author’s point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts).

Name: RH.6-8.7

Standard: History/Social Studies -- Grade 6-8

Area: History/Social Studies -- Grade 6-8

  • Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.