Economic Concepts Teacher Resources

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The Fed Explained

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Animated videos, colorful graphics, and catchy examples help young economists gain an understanding of the Federal Reserve and its role in the Reserve System. The nine resources in the collection cover such basic economic concepts as...
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Globalization: Threat or Opportunity for the U.S. Economy?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study the pros and cons of globalization. They highlight the economic concepts of comparative advantage, specialization, and opportunity cost. They read and discuss the "FRBSF Economic Letter: Globalization: Threat or...
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Identifying Economic Concepts in Literature

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After reading Annie and the Old Ones, the class chooses an idea they agree with about Annie's actions and explain their opinion to a partner or the class. They work together to identify at least one economic concept from the book. This...
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Intro: Basic Economic Concepts

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Before delving into the bank of instructional videos that this economics instructor has to offer, check out an introductory video in which he offers a quick overview of the topics he will be covering in the particular unit.
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The Economics of WALL-E

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
If you've seen the popular Disney Pixar animated film WALL-E, did you catch the film's allusions to key economic concepts as the tragedy of the commons, collective ownership, personal incentive, and consumerism? It's all there, and...
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Real Life Economics 101

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Your learners will take key economic concepts, such as identifying needs versus wants and the four factors of production, and design a video to explain their topic choice to the class. Rather than have one person in charge of dispensing...
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Monopolies and Anti-Competitive Markets

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Take your knowledge of monopolies off the board game and into economic concepts with an engaging video from Crash Course Economics. It explains the philosophy behind government regulations of monopolies and horizontal integration, the...
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Ben Franklin: Highlighting the Printer

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
By studying Benjamin Franklin's work as a printer, your class will have a fantastic opportunity to learn about the economic concepts of entrepreneurship, human capital, and investment. 
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Supply and Demand Curves - Basic Economic Concepts

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Why does quantity demanded decrease as prices increase? Watch this video to compare the downward sloping curve of the law of demand with the upward sloping curve of supply, as well as to review such concepts as the substitution effect,...
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EconMovies 2: Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Marginal Analysis)

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Who knew that so many of the hilarious moments from Monty Python and the Holy Grail would be perfect for illustrating one of the most important concepts in economics: marginal analysis. In the second video of this fantastic series, your...
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The Economics of Ghostbusters

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
How do the men of Ghostbusters represent entrepreneurship, the market economy, and government oversight? This video provides unique insight into the risks of startup companies, as well as the foundational features of a market economy,...
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Green Eggs and ...Economics?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars use four different children's books by Dr. Seuss to analyze microeconomic concepts. Group presentations and research help them better understand simple economic concepts through simple stories.
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Diversification and Risk

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
After being given a portfolio of investments, your young economists will learn how to assess the relative risk of the portfolio's products and understand the importance of diversification, relating these economic concepts to real-life...
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Comparative Advantage Practice: Output and Input Questions

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Delve into the economic concept of comparative advantage and guide your learners through the process of completing a corresponding input and output chart, using instruction and tips from this resource as a reference.
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The Story of the Federal Reserve System

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Prevent the Federal Reserve System from becoming a dry topic for your middle and high schoolers by using an informative, engaging resource! The cartoon takes your class on a journey with aliens from the planet of Novus to observe the...
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Unintended Consequences

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What would your class members say to the opportunity to take two years off of school between grades 10 and 11? Examine the economic concepts of costs, benefits, and unintended consequences with this unique and engaging approach.
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The Economics of Dallas Buyers Club

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
How do entrepreneurship and crony capitalism intersect with federal regulation and the Food and Drug Administration in Dallas Buyers Club? This is a fascinating video that covers a wealth of economic concepts while referencing the recent...
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The Supply and Demand Game - Carbon Tax and Cap and Trade

For Students 9th - 12th
A lesson on supply and demand provides four activities to help high school academics understand economic concepts such as taxes, supply, and demand. Young historians also participate in a group discussion following the activities to...
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Production Possibilities Curve

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Demonstrate the important economic principles of the production possibilities curve, including how to calculate opportunity cost and graph curves by using a table or calculation. Learners use a variety of methods, including videos,...
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Baseball Economics 201

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Is it possible to be an underpaid millionaire? Using the economic concepts behind the salaries of Major League Baseball's athletes, scholars investigate profit and production. By comparing the success of a baseball team as tied to wins,...
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Once Upon a Dime: Middle School Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Once Upon a Dime ... a group of middle schoolers wanted to learn about economics! Teach them complex economic concepts like supply and demand through a resource that effectively simplifies the explanations. Pupils work through various...
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Double Shifts in Supply and Demand

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
What happens if demand goes up and supply goes down at the same time? Review double shifts with this video, where an instructor explains and illustrates the economic concept "in 60 seconds or less."
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Comparative Advantage and Terms of Trade

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Introduce your young economists to the concepts of international trade and comparative advantage with Mr. Clifford, a fantastic and tech-savvy economics instructor who uses video to teach economic concepts in an engaging and clear...
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Goods and Services

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
What is the difference between a good and a service? After introducing your youngsters to this fundamental economic concept, offer this worksheet as practice or to assess their new understanding.