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).

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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.

Name: Specialization

Standard: 6

  • Students will understand that: When individuals, regions, and nations specialize in what they can produce at the lowest cost and then trade with others, both production and consumption increase.
  • Students will be able to use this knowledge to: Explain how they can benefit themselves and others by developing special skills and strengths.

National Standards in Financial Literacy

Name: Earning Income

Standard:

  • Students will understand that: Income for most people is determined by the market value of their labor, paid as wages and salaries. People can increase their income and job opportunities by choosing to acquire more education, work experience, and job skills. The decision to undertake an activity that increases income or job opportunities is affected by the expected benefits and costs of such an activity. Income also is obtained from other sources such as interest, rents, capital gains, dividends, and profits.

State Standards

Common Core State Standards

Name: CCRA.L.6

Standard: College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Language

Area: College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Language

  • Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.

Name: CCRA.R.2

Standard: College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading

Area: College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading

  • Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.

Name: CCRA.SL.1

Standard: College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Speaking and Listening

Area: College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Speaking and Listening

  • Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.