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).

Teaching The News

CNBC

Oil prices vulnerable to 'super spikes' again as geopolitics heat up

The long era of too much oil sloshing around the world and low prices is coming to an end, just as global events are heating up crude prices. That could make for a new dynamic as the peak summer season for oil demand approaches, keeping oil prices in a ...

Exchange Rates: How Money Affects Trade

In this economics lesson, students will compute exchange rates to learn their impact on international trade.
Key Concepts: Markets and Prices, Trade, Exchange and Interdependence
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The Supply and Demand of Toy Fads

In this economics lesson, students will examine the market responses to two different toys.
Key Concepts: Demand, Markets and Prices, Supply
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Where Does the Price of Pizza Come From?

In this economics lesson, students will examine data for buyers and sellers to learn how prices emerge in a market.
Key Concepts: Demand, Markets and Prices, Supply
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Financial Markets Concept Video

This video teaches the concept of Financial Markets in which investors buy and sell different assets, including stocks, bonds, mutual…
Key Concepts: Credit, Diversify, Financial Investments…
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Balancing the Federal Budget | Activity

Use this Image Annotation Tool to enable your students to creatively comment on political cartoons, and to share their annotated…
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Budgeting, Credit…
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Reuters

Trump says US will only rejoin Pacific trade pact if terms are improved

In his Twitter post, which came during Asian trading hours, Trump said the United States would “only join TPP if the deal were substantially better than the deal offered to Pres. Obama. We already have BILATERAL deals with six of the eleven nations in ...

Exchange Rates: How Money Affects Trade

In this economics lesson, students will compute exchange rates to learn their impact on international trade.
Key Concepts: Markets and Prices, Trade, Exchange and Interdependence
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What Is Money? Why Does It Have Value?

In this economics lesson, students will learn about the history of money and its 5 characteristics.
Key Concepts: Money, Trade, Exchange and Interdependence
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Balancing the Federal Budget | Activity

Use this Image Annotation Tool to enable your students to creatively comment on political cartoons, and to share their annotated…
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Budgeting, Credit…
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Comparative Advantage Activity

This interactive activity illustrates the concept of comparative advantage in three hypothetical situations: first analyzing two workers in a pizza…
Key Concepts: Benefits of Trade, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis
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NBCNews.com

Data breach at Saks, Lord & Taylor compromises customer payment data

... but it said they would not be liable for charges and would be offered free identity protection services. The cyber security firm that says it uncovered the breach, Gemini Advisory, said in a post Sunday that more than 5 million credit and debit ...

Hands on Banking You and Money

A budget is not a dirty word. Learn how to help students embrace the budgeting process by framing the topic…
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Credit
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Compound Interest Concept Video

This video explains compound interest, how it differs from simple interest, and the benefits of compound saving strategies. The segment…
Key Concepts: Compounding, Credit, Economic Institutions…
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CNBC

Here's how Amazon wins the tax war with Trump

However, the expansion of sales taxes to remote sellers will benefit Amazon. Amazon has already capitalized on the sales tax advantage it had during its start-up phase. Amazon's low-cost sales tax collection system, coupled with Amazon's extensive and ...

Preparing Your Form 1040

In this personal finance lesson, students will use an IRS Form 1040 to calculate personal income tax.
Key Concepts: Taxes
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Federal Budget Lesson Plan – Fiscal Ship Student Game

In this economic lesson, students will evaluate fiscal policy objectives to learn the challenges of sustainable national budget formation.
Key Concepts: Budget Deficits and Public Debt, Fiscal Policy, Roles of Government
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Economics in Space?

Stretch the limits of your students’ thinking beyond planet earth as we answer the question: who should pay for asteroid…
Key Concepts: Public-Choice Analysis, Roles of Government
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NPR

China Hits Back On Trade Dispute, Slapping Tariffs On 128 US Products

China announced late Sunday that it would retaliate for the Trump administration's tariffs on steel and aluminum by imposing its own import charges on a list of 128 U.S. goods, including agricultural products ranging from fruit to frozen pork. The new ...

Exchange Rates: How Money Affects Trade

In this economics lesson, students will compute exchange rates to learn their impact on international trade.
Key Concepts: Markets and Prices, Trade, Exchange and Interdependence
See Lesson

What Is Money? Why Does It Have Value?

In this economics lesson, students will learn about the history of money and its 5 characteristics.
Key Concepts: Money, Trade, Exchange and Interdependence
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Money Management/Budgeting Concept Video

This video teaches the concepts of Money Management and Budgeting. Budgeting refers to drawing up a plan for how available…
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Budgeting, Credit…
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Balancing the Federal Budget | Activity

Use this Image Annotation Tool to enable your students to creatively comment on political cartoons, and to share their annotated…
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Budgeting, Credit…
See Activity