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Standards for Social Security, Governance, and the National Debt

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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.

State Standards

Common Core State Standards

Name: RH.11-12.7

Standard: History/Social Studies -- Grade 11-12

Area: History/Social Studies -- Grade 11-12

  • Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, as well as in words) in order to address a question or solve a problem.

Name: RH.9-10.6

Standard: History/Social Studies -- Grade 9-10

Area: History/Social Studies -- Grade 9-10

  • Compare the point of view of two or more authors for how they treat the same or similar topics, including which details they include and emphasize in their respective accounts.