Economics Teacher Resources

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Economic Lowdown Video Series

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Designed for high school and college-level classes, a collection of 12 resources covers topics in economics, banking, and monetary policy. Students investigate supply curves, the law of demand, market equilibrium, and the labor market....
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Practical Money Skills: Loans and Expenses

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A dollar saved is a dollar earned—but what about a dollar spent? Guide young financial wizards through important economic decisions in their near future.
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Practical Money Skills: Banking Services

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Provide high schoolers with personal finance skills that they can take to the bank! A set of lessons incorporate consumer math and practical economic skills to teach learners about the best ways to build their credit scores.
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Practical Money Skills: Consumer Knowledge

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How much do your high schooler really know about personal finance? Guide them around some common mistakes and pitfalls of the economic system with a set of helpful finance lessons.
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COVID-19: History and Geography of a Pandemic

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here's a must-have collection! In the first lesson, which is history centered, students compare the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 to the Spanish influenza pandemic of 1918. On day two, researchers consider the role geography plays in the...
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Practical Money Skills: Decisions and Goals

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Equip teenagers with the knowledge they need to make well-founded and well-rounded financial decision, both now and in their economic future.
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We Are Innovators: Elementary Curriculum

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
The lessons in WE Are Innovators collection encourage fourth, fifth, and sixth graders to use their STEM skills to come up with innovative products or services to help solve a social, environmental, or economic issue. They tackle food...
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Political Systems

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Designed for social studies classes, this collection of lessons examine both the history and the current state of US government institutions, policies, and economic programs.
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Jokes, Quotations, and Cartoons in Economics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Humor offers a great tool teach the basics of economics to scholars via video clips, satire, and political cartoons. Individuals create their own economic humor to present to the class—with the assistance of Daryl Cagel's online...
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Practice Test of Economics

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
From scarcity and supply and demand to entrepreneurship and the stock market, here you'll find a multiple-choice assessment that includes 34 questions covering all the major concepts of a traditional economics course. 
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Robert Skidelsky on Keynesian Economics - It's All About Spending

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Get the full scoop on John Maynard Keynes and the origins of his incredible influence on macroeconomics and the role of government. British economist Robert Skidelsky offers unique insight into Keynesian economics and its fundamental...
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Public Choice Theory and The Economics of Taxation

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Let your students know how our economy works, what taxation is, and how Public Choice Theory affects the economics of taxation. This is a comprehensive and well defined presentation that includes links to additional information provided...
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Foreign Economics

For Students 7th - 10th
Why do so many countries export cars? Economists examine this and other foreign economics principles through this introductory worksheet. A brief text explains international trade, then lists the top 11 leaders in global trade, along...
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Conservation vs. Economic Growth

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Investigate the choices people make between economic growth and personal growth and development using the ethical/decision making model. Small groups create and present a position paper describing their feeling for or against the...
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Arts and Economics Infographic Questionnaire

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How do careers in the arts contribute to America's gross domestic product? Use an informative infographic that details the economic details of careers in the core arts, including design services, performing arts, and arts education, to...
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Economic Terms

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Before beginning any lesson, learners need to have a basic understanding of the terminology commonly used in that content area. Build basic economic vocabulary with this resource. Each economic term is completely defined and then used in...
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Economics Quiz: Chapter 11

For Students 11th - 12th
Short, sweet, and to the point. Here is a 10 question economics quiz ready to help you assess your pupils. They'll answer five multiple choice and five matching questions related to stocks, the efficient-market hypothesis, futures...
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Economic Schools of Thought

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and John Maynard Keynes held different beliefs about economic systems that evolved from their predecessors, and then shaped by their countries' economic situations. A video from Crash Course Economics explains the...
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Identifying Economic Systems

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young historians practice identifying evidence to categorize a particular country's economic system as either a mixed, centrally planned, traditional, or free economic system in this two-part instructional activity.
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Economic Systems and Macroeconomics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What works better: a planned economy or a market economy? Join the global debate with a Crash Course video about macroeconomics and the differences between economic systems. With quotes from Adam Smith and Karl Marx guiding instruction,...
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Economics of Education

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is going to college worth it? Address the question that nearly all high schoolers ask themselves with a helpful economics video. It discusses the economic and societal benefits of graduating from college, the reasons for increased...
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Economic Growth

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
How can you use aggregate demand and supply to illustrate economic growth? Savvy economics instructor Mr. Clifford illustrates how interest rates affect aggregate demand and supply in the long and short run, and how long run aggregate...
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The Economics of Death

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Does an increased lifespan help to sustain the economy, or do healthcare costs for people who live longer negate that benefit? Learn about the economics of dying, being buried, and the other ways the end of one's life can be quite...
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The Economics of Healthcare

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Healthcare is an important asset to any society, and has been at the forefront of public policy and national news in the last few decades. An engaging video from Crash Course economics clears up many misconceptions about healthcare...
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An Economic Snapshot

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Analyze the issues that affect the state of the economy. Have your class explore media reports about recent economic recessions, the housing bubble, and loan defaults in order to chart information about recessions and participate in an...
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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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Economics Quiz: Chapter 13 Section 1

For Students 11th - 12th
Economic business cycles and predictable market change can be tracked using statistical data. Try a 10 question quiz to test your class on economic indicators, business cycles, and the GDP.
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An Introduction to Modern Economics

For Students 10th - 12th
Practice reading comprehension with this informational economics worksheet. Learners read a 2-page explanation of the beginnings of modern economics and how it plays a role in society. This reading discusses natural, human and capital...
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Explorations in Economic Demand, Part I

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Your economists will relate to the choices at hand in this personal budgeting scenario. A passage describes Bob's predicament: he's going away to college and must buy his own clothes, including the pricey Levis he wants to buy 8 of....
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Chapter 14- Section III: Economics

For Students 11th - 12th
Economics after the Great Depression and the effects of the Great Depression on the US economy are covered in 10 questions. Learners answer five multiple choice and five matching questions related to the Federal Reserve System, thrift...
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Economics Quiz: Chapter 10 Section 2

For Students 11th - 12th
The congress has a lot to say when it comes to the federal budget and the US economy. First, review these topics and then hand out a related quiz. There are 10 questions that ask learners to consider economic spending on a national scale.
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Writing Exercises: Modern Economic Issues, #2

For Students 9th - 10th
Modern day economics is definitely a hot topic. Critical thinkers answer three questions regarding the economic gap and turn around in today's global economy. They'll use the five W's to determine the meaning of globalization, Korea's...
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Writing Exercises: Economic Issues since World War II

For Students 9th - 11th
How have things changes economically since the end of WWII? Thoughtful writers will consider three questions and compose responses for each. They'll discuss Cold War science and technology, US involvement in Japanese and European...
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Writing Exercises: Modern Economic Issues, #1

For Students 8th - 10th
Explore modern economic issues occurring after WWII. The class responds to three short-answer questions regarding post colonialism, changes to the global economy after 1945, and the ties that bind many nations to the colonial countries...
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Economics of the North and South Before the Civil War

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How did economic issues lead to war? Viewers watch an AP review video to examine one of the main causes of the American Civil War, the Tariff of Abominations. They examine the issues concerning the economies of the North and South prior...
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Factors for Economic Integration in Western Europe since 1945

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
While the European Union has been a part of economic landscape for decades, it grew out of a period of economic integration after World War II. Using a round table method, class members analyze and discuss the events leading up to the...
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Writing Exercise: Economic and Social Revolution I

For Students 7th - 9th
Learners take a critical look at the economic and social changes that stemmed from the industrial revolution. There are three short essay questions for them to answer regarding suffrage, changes in women's rights, and urbanization as a...
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Economic Profit and Costs Review

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
What is the difference between the way an accountant calculates profit versus the way an economist calculates profit? Discover one take on the issue offered by Mr. Clifford, who reviews the concepts of explicit costs, implicit costs, and...
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The Economic System of Medieval Europe

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How are economics and politics intertwined? Societies in the Medieval period used feudalism for both economic and military reasons. The arrangement provided safety and met other needs. Using the included simulation, individuals...
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Quarrying - Economic, Environmental and Social Effects

For Students 9th - 12th
Where does limestone actually come from? The sixth video in a seven-part series introduces pupils to the quandary of quarrying. The resource examines the positive economic factors involved in digging for limestone, as well as the...
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The Laffer Curve - Economic Theories

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Delve into the world of economic theory with the Laffer curve and introduce your young economists to the relationship between tax revenue and tax rates.
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Economics Quiz: Chapter 4

For Students 11th - 12th
Pop quiz time! After passing out a 10 question economics quiz, you'll be able to see how much your class understands economic demand. There are five multiple choice and five matching questions all related to the law of demand.
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Economics: Chapter 16 Section III

For Students 11th - 12th
Trade deficits, foreign exchange, and international trade take top billing in an economics quiz. There are 10 questions related to international business and currency for your learners to answer.
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Focus on Economic Data: US Employment and the Unemployment Rate, March, 2012

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Read all about the various types of unemployment and the United States is are currently at the low-point of an unemployment cycle. Kids examine what economic factors affect the unemployment rate, and what data shows for different US...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: The Economic Paradox

For Students 9th - 12th
It's a classic conundrum of economics: voters want jobs, but don't want to spend the money required for businesses to hire. This political cartoon analysis worksheet has students analyzing this enigma and responding to 3 talking points...
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Economic Data Lesson: Economic Policy Options

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Can you make decisions that will impact millions of people around the nation? Scholars research the role of the Federal Reserve, and its Chairman, on the economic outlook of the country. They analyze current trends in unemployment,...
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Episode 8, Segment 2: The PPF Illustrates Underemployment, Economic Expansion, and Economic Growth

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Is it possible to be overqualified for the current job market? Scholars analyze underemployment and what it takes to potentially out-price yourself for a job. A short video lesson outlines economic growth and researches job trends....
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Episode 15: Economic Growth

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
How can a mobile card reader impact the economic growth of a restaurant? Scholars investigate the concept of growing a business by using human resources in addition to tools and equipment. The 15th podcast of a 21-part series on...
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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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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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The Economics of Income: If You’re So Smart, Why Aren't You Rich?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
If basketball players make more than teachers, why shouldn't learners all aspire to play in the NBA? Unraveling the cost and benefits of education and future economic success can be tricky. Economic data, real-life cases, and some...
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Honors Economics: Test Review - Money & The Fed

For Students 11th - 12th
Stocks, bonds, graphs, and The Fed are only a few of the topics covered in a solid study guide. There are graphs, quotes, and visual displays to review along with 35 study questions. This is intended for an honors class, but would be...
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Comparison of Economic Systems

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here is a worksheet in which learners identify and compare economic systems (market, command, mixed, etc.) with 18 fill-in-the-blank questions and a graphic organizer. 
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Factors of Production and Economic Decision-Making

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Class members begin this engaging economics activity by listing all the resources used in the production of a car, and use that example to draw parallels to the four primary factors of production: capital goods, labor, natural resources,...
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The BIG Picture - AP Economics Overview

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Review the circular flow model and connections between the resource and product market with help from a well-versed economics instructor, who explains the concept using illustrations and clear instructional guidance.
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Ford, Carter, and the Economic Malaise

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Discover 1970s America in an incredibly engaging and enlightening manner with this resource, which primarily details the major economic landscape of the decade of the period and the volatile presidency of Jimmy Carter. Topics covered...
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What Are the ‘Ingredients’ for Economic Growth?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Delve into the concept of economic growth with your class members, including why economic growth is important, what causes it, and how can countries encourage it.
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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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Economic Health Indicators: GDP and CPI Worksheet

For Students 11th - 12th
Examine the nation's economic health using this GDP and CPI worksheet, which features helpful graphic depictions of complex concepts. The first 2 pages include 17 short-answer questions intended to guide reading from a text (not...
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Economics Term Review

For Students Higher Ed
If you are preparing your economics class for a final exam, this tool could be very helpful. Whether you pick and choose or use all 85 prompts, an entire course in both micro and macro economics can be found in this 3-page review. Both...
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Japan: Economic Powerhouse

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Japanese economic recovery after WWII is the focus of this slideshow. It shows how Japan invested in education and technology to turn its economy around. However, it stops short and appears to be incomplete - a good start in need of a...
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GDP: Does It Measure Up?

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Here is resource that offers a very clear explanation for how economists measure economic growth by comparing real GDP over time. There is also an additional worksheet that details the expenditure method and four components for...
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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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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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Intro to Economics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
There's an opportunity cost to everything you do, but it's minimal when you're learning about an applicable topic like economics. Join the Crash Course team as they introduce a 35-part video series on economics and briefly address some...
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Behavioral Economics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Understanding how consumers think is key to staying in business. Show high schoolers how their buying behavior really does affect the way the economy works with an informative video from Crash Course Economics. The video illustrates the...
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The Economics of Happiness

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Money may not be able to buy happiness, but economic security can certainly contribute to overall happiness. A video from Crash Course economics presents the ways happiness can and cannot be quantified, including the value of intrinsic...
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The Economics of Immigration

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Immigration is a topic that likely affects every member of your class, no matter how many generations of their families have been born in the United States. Learn about the reasons economists argue that immigration is ultimately helpful...
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Congress's Economic Powers

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Join Congress as they assess their economic abilities for spending—and as they discover their limits. High schoolers use an educational resource to explore Congress's economic powers and learn to apply these concepts to their everyday...
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Reforming the Industrial World: The Industrial Revolution leads to economic, social, and political reforms.

For Teachers 10th - 12th
The Industrial Revolution brought many changes to American and European economy and politics. Cover the causes and effects of social reforms after the rise of Industrialization. Topics include laissez-faire, economics, socialism,...
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Understanding Local Economic Issues Using Statistics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A good understanding of local economics requires a lot of data. Scholars design and conduct an experimental survey to collect information about economic issues affecting their regions. They analyze their findings and prepare a...
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The Business Cycle and Important Economic Measures

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Help your class understand the natural cycle of growth and decline in an economy, and the importance of GDP, the unemployment rate, and inflation. Your learners will begin with reading, worksheets, and detailed direct instruction on...
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Sample Test: Economics

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
From scarcity and marginal benefits and costs to economic systems and GDP, this 22-question multiple choice test covers some of the most fundamental concepts of economics.
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The Bead Game

For Teachers 6th Standards
What better way to learn about different economic systems than to participate in them? An engaging bead game highlights the differences between market, command, and traditional economies. In small groups, 6th graders work through three...
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Practice Test: United States Economic System

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Here is a well-designed, traditional multiple choice exam that includes 27 questions on concepts ranging from economic systems and corporations to supply and demand and competitive markets.
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Economic Systems of the Incas and Aztecs

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The Inca and Aztecs created vast economic empires in South America, but how did economics play a role? A simulation activity and reading help scholars evaluate the kinds of markets these great civilizations created. They then consider...
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Economic Reasoning: Why Are We A Nation Of Couch Potatoes?

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students examine the visual aids of this lesson to study the costs and benefits of decisions about diet and exercise. They investigate human choice as it affects behavior and in turns effects economics and consequences.
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Economic Geography

For Students 9th - 12th
Investigate economic geography through this text-companion worksheet. Learners read about and compare economic systems, examine the role of natural resources and infrastructure, and are introduced to GDP and GNP statistics. They take...
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Globalization and the Economic Crisis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students take a closer look at the global economic crisis of 2008. In this global issues lesson, students analyze political cartoons related to the crisis that struck several nations. Students discuss their impressions of the crisis.
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Pet Shop Economics: Goods and Services

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Introduce basic economics to your students with this PowerPoint, focusing on goods and services. It includes examples of both economic factors from food to helping sick people. The last two slides include two multiple choice questions.
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AN EXAMINATION OF HOW GEOGRAPHICAL SETTLEMENTS LED TO AN ECONOMIC SYSTEM IN THE 13 COLONIES

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate and justify the geographic reasons why the colonists settled in the locations they did, and how this led to their economic system using a map of the original thirteen colonies.
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Conceptual Analysis in Economics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Help develop assertive, critical-thinking skills that enhance growth and change while teaching economics. In groups, select a topic from a list and then discuss the pros and cons of each topic. Debate why advertising is necessary to our...
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Demand and Supply—It’s What Economics Is About!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In this economics lesson, students examine the principle of supply and demand related to the oil market as they identify factors that cause curves and shifts and determine equilibrium. Upper graders read an informational article and use...
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The Craft Revival and Economic Change

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Examine the North Carolina craft revival. In this economics lesson, explore the historical challenges that face North Carolinians in the early 1900's and research primary sources to determine how the craft revival came to be. As a...
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A Piece of The Energy Pie: Lesson 10

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Cost-benefit, green initiatives, global economics, and renewable energy are the topics of this thought-provoking lesson plan. Learners watch the video, NASCAR Goes Green, engage in a circular written discussion, then talk about the green...
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The Ethics of Outsourcing to China

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
After viewing clips from a documentary on factory work in China and US outsourcing, learners have a fishbowl discussion. They work in groups to build both personal points of view and strong arguments on the effects of outsourcing in...
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Home Economics: Teen Building

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Learners explore the emotional and nutritional needs of teenagers in a six-lesson unit, which covers such topics as food sources, cooking skills, emotional well-being, and the positive effect of food and family occasions. 
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Chapter 8: Introduction to Economic Growth and Instability

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Help your young economists put the current financial situation into context with this fluid and informative presentation. Complete with a thorough list of key terms at the end and a useful navigation tool on each slide, the presentation...
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Economic Goals and Measuring Activity

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Explore the role of government in the economy market. Young scholars analyze the economic decision-making process and how it takes into consideration additional cost, benefits, and public awareness of what they are trying to accomplish....
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Tale of the Tape: Predicting Long-Term Economic Growth on the Korean Peninsula

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the Korean economy. In this economics lesson, students compare and contrast the command and market economies of North Korea and South Korea as they examine data.
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Measuring Economic Success

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners are introduced to the Gross Domestic Product and what this number tells us about the economy of the United States. In groups, they discuss what constitutes a healthy society and if the GDP is an accurate representation. They...
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The Legacy of the Olympics: Economic Burden or Boon?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Do the economic benefits of major sporting events such as the Olympics or the World Cup outweigh the expected costs? Using fundamental economic terms, discover the explicit and implicit costs and benefits for countries that host these...
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Natural Disasters: From Destruction to Recovery

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What are the major economic implications, both good and bad, of natural disasters? Discover the effect that natural disasters can have on labor market conditions, capital, household incomes, and opportunities for reconstruction in local...
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How Neolithic Farmers Increased Their Standard of Living

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How do people improve their economic situations? While many learners may not consider questions about how many crops to grow in ancient times were economic decisions, a hands-on activity encourages individuals to make these connections....
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Economics Budget Project

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Check out this traditional economics project on budgeting for its great additional materials, which include samples as to how learners can write proper goal/income/expenditure/balanced budget analyses, as well as an Excel spreadsheet...
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The European Union’s Economic and Monetary Union

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What are the benefits of using the Euro, the EU's common currency? What are the challenges faced? As their examination of the European Union continues, class members investigate the impact on how the switch to the Euro impacted...
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Inflation and Bubbles and Tulips

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
If a country needs more money, they should just print more currency, right? Not exactly. Learn about the economic ramifications of inflation and deflation with an engaging video from Crash Course Economics.
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Lesson 3: A Fresh Start

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The members of your economics class may be busy earning graduation credits, but the credit they should be concerned about is their financial credit. The third lesson in a unit about Hurricane Katrina and other events that can result in...
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Athens and Sparta-Imagine the Possibilities

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Both Athens and Sparta made choices to survive in ancient Greece. Those choices were, in essence, economic ones about how to direct resources. A Venn diagram activity and reading ask class members to examine the connection between...
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Hands on Banking

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What happens to your money between the time you make a bank deposit and the time you decide to spend it? Take middle schoolers and teens through the process of opening checking and savings accounts, creating a personal budget,...
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Lesson 2: In the Aftermath

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Don't wait for a crisis to get your finances together. An economics lesson demonstrates the importance of understanding crucial documents, banking basics, and financial tools with the focus on Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and its effects.
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Economics Lesson 4: Understanding Markets

For Students 7th - 9th
Once your economists understand the basics about buying and selling, introduce them to the 3 types of economies with this reading comprehension worksheet. First, learners read a short selection about how economies are organized....
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Economics Lesson 5: The United States in the Global Marketplace

For Students 7th - 9th
Explore the market globalization with this reading comprehension activity. Learners read a short selection about the United States in the global marketplace. Vocabulary words are in bold, but consider maintaining engagement by having...
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Economics Unit I - The Basics

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students describe how demand differs from the quantity demanded, explain what the law of demand states and what demand schedules and demand curves illustrate while studying about economics. Also in retrospect, several writing scenarios...
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Basic Economics Lesson 3 - Prices and Production

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Economics can be hard to explain and not very interesting for learners. This video does a good job of explaining economic theory with clear examples, but it doesn't captivate its viewers. Production, price, and economic options are...
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Price Elasticity of Demand

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
A series of economic activities should keep your class busy for a while. Six different worksheets review the concepts of price elasticity, demand, and U.S. economics. Multiple real-world applications and scenarios house each of the ten...
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Basic Economics Lesson 5 - On Money

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Wants and needs are the basis of most economic exchanges. This lecture-based video covers the value of money, monetary exchange, production consumption economy, and exchange rates. Note: The video is not very engaging.
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Equilibrium

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Twelfth graders and college students alike work on great practical application problems related to supply and demand with this learning exercise series. There are five different worksheets containing graphs, charts, and scenario based...
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Financial Markets

For Teachers 11th - 12th
A presentation like this may be good for your learners and their parents. Discover the ins, outs, and in-betweens regarding financial markets. Slides are straightforward, easy to follow, and provide basic information for building a...
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Economics Quiz: Chapter 1 Section 3

For Students 10th - 12th
Decision making plays a big part in the US consumer market. Kids take a quiz to see what they understand about opportunity costs, free enterprise, economic choices, and trade-offs. There are five multiple choice and five matching...
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Econ in a Bag

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Here is a nice idea, have your young entrepeneurs form their own companies. Each company is given a paper bad to locate and place resources in that they can use to create products their businesses sell on Sale Day. They identify and...
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Resources and Economic Development

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Identify natural resources in the world and how they translate into economic development. In this global economy lesson, your class will utilize the Internet to view an Oregon Time Web which they research to examine the history of...
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A "Sweet" Lesson in Economics

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discover how to determine the flavor of a jellybean using different key documents.  In this economics instructional activity, students discuss Virginia economics and begin an activity in which they will help decide on the what...
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The Struggle for Economic Reform in Russia

For Students 6th - 8th
In this Russian geography worksheet, students read about the pursuit of economic reform in Russia. Students take notes and answer 2 short answer comprehension questions as they read the selection.
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Great Depression: Bank Runs and Economic Collapse

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders list factors that helped cause the economic collapse during the Great Depression. In this Great Depression lesson plan, 11th graders view video clips, read, and research the Great Depression and identify bank runs and...
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High School Economics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Imagine an entire high school economics curriculum, ready to use, complete with daily plans, activities, and materials. Each lesson includes activities that require class members to use what they are learning to address an economic...
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Economics Workbook

For Students 11th - 12th
If you are searching for worksheets to supplement your economics course curriculum, this is absolutely the resource for you. This workbook covers all major concepts in micro and macroeconomics, including relevant graphs, vocabulary, and...
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The Roaring Twenties

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Let's take a look back at America during the 1920s and 1930s. Information regarding the economics in the 1920s that led to some of the issues during the 1930s are covered using text and images. Learners will consider economic booms,...
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Episode 19: Costs of Production and the Shutdown Decision

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
The 19th podcast of a 21-part series on economics focuses on the costs of production when running a business. Historians analyze the difference between fixed, explicit, and implicit costs. They use mathematical equations to find total...
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Episode 9: Functions of Money

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Have you ever traded a cow for a car? Scholars analyze the functions of money and what it stands for in the ninth installment of a 21-part Economic Lowdown podcast series. They listen to a short podcast and imagine a world where...
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Episode 2: Factors of Production

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
How does an entrepreneur reach success? Scholars use Econ Lowdown to research the four factors of production in the second lesson of a 21-part economic series. They access podcasts and video links online to analyze how people access...
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World Events Work Against Grain Buyers

For Students 11th - 12th
Eight short-answer questions and three graphs for student response are included in the worksheet. They'll read two dialogue-driven articles to assess if those speaking understand economics or not. They'll draw graphs to show what is...
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Saving Time and Money on Dinner

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
What's for dinner? An engaging home economics lesson lets students decide the menu based on a given nutritional requirement and monetary budget. 
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Southern Africa

For Students 6th - 8th
Investigate the culture and economics or Southern Africa in this text-companion worksheet. Learners read about the gold trade, apartheid, wealth division, and traditional lifestyles in this region. They take notes and answer 4...
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Economics: Specialization in Trade

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Learners explore economics by participating in a financial role-play activity. In this fair trade lesson, students discuss the production necessities to running a business in the agriculture world. Learners create a paper clown by...
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"The Cluster of Errors" - The Austrian Theory of Boom and Bust

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Does the financial crises of 2008 fit the Austrian economic theory of "boom and bust"? American economics professor Lawrence H. White discusses economists' rationale for following interest rates and the reliability of turning to theory...
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What Causes Economic Bubbles?

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
What do tulips, real estate, and stock in a pet store have in common? Find out what happens when products or services sell for much more than they are worth.
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GDP and Economic Growth

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Get into the nitty gritty of GDP as this economics instructor breaks down how we measure the growth of an economy within a country's borders. You will review the four components (consumers, investments, government, and foreign...
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Communism

For Students 8th - 11th
Clarifying the differences between Capitalism, Communism, and Socialism, as well as describing the historical contexts for each, this video will help viewers understand the meaning of Communist and Capitalist countries. This resource...
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Economics Quiz

For Students 10th - 12th
Let your scholars test their economics skills with this 55-question quiz! They respond to fill-in-the-blank and multiple-choice questions pertaining to the study of microeconomics and macroeconomics. All answers are provided, and the...
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Economics Review

For Students 10th - 12th
For this economics worksheet, students respond to 10 true or false, 10 multiple choice, and 3 short answer questions about the attributes of market economies.
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Economics Worksheet Economic Systems and Circular Flow

For Students 7th - 12th
Agribusiness, human capital, productivity. Find out what your class members know about economic systems and terminology with this two-page economics learning exercise that that asks kids to identify terms and concepts.
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Economic Systems

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Here you'll find a simple graphic organizer for comparing traditional, market, command, and mixed economies. The worksheet asks learners to note a description for each economic system, including who decides what to produce and how to...
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The Great Depression: Economic Causes and Repercussions

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Brother, can you spare a dime? Scholars investigate an AP review video to understand the causes of the Great Depression and the economic collapse of the American economy. Viewers examine the many economic factors leading to the worst...
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Comparative Advantage and Gains from Trade

For Students 11th - 12th
Using a formula and several economic scenarios, learners answer six problem solving questions and finish a graph. They will use this worksheet to better understand comparative advantage and economic gains made through trade.
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Banking 1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
As an introduction to the institution and function of banks in society, this video walks viewers through the concept of banking with colorful annotations and simplified narration. The lecture evolves naturally into a discussion about...
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India and the Caste System in 200 B.C.E.

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Many young people know India had a caste system that prevented social mobility and structured Indian society. The connections between the caste system and economics may not be as clear, however. A reading, chart activity, and PowerPoint...
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Honors: Unit 2 Test Review: Supply and Demand

For Students 11th - 12th
A good study guide can really help a learner do his/her best on a big exam. This guide provides economics honors students with 28 scenarios and questions related to an advanced understanding of supply and demand. 
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Long-Run Aggregate Supply

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
What happens in the long run when aggregate demand increases? Find out how wages, aggregate supply, and the long-run aggregate supply graph are affected by following along with this economics instructor in his instructional video.
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Political, Economic, and Social Table - The Establishment of the 13 Colonies

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Here you'll find a simple graphic organizer that learners can use to categorize the political, economic, and social motivations behind the establishment of the thirteen colonies.
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Coal Supply and Demand

For Teachers 5th - 10th
A hands-on simulation perfect for an economics lesson, young learners investigate the availability of different sources of natural energy (coal, natural gas, oil, solar, and nuclear) and how this availability affects their cost. Simulate...
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Manipulating the AD/AS Model: Exogenous Demand and Supply Shocks

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Explore the economic theory of supply and demand using this resource. This lesson focuses on using the AD/AS model, including exogenous demand and supply shocks.Learners read a description and then draw a AD curve that represents the...
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Supply and Demand: Ch 3

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
Economic supply and demand based on comparative data is the topic of this work packet. Intended for learners in grades twelve or higher, this set of exercises will challenges them to use their data analysis skills in a real-world...
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The Fall of the Roman Empire

For Teachers 9th - 11th
The Roman Empire rose and fell. Outline the failures in agriculture, economics, military, and government that weakened Rome, setting the stage for complete devastation as Germanic Tribes invaded.
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Nation Building and Economic Transformation in the Americas: 1800-1890

For Teachers 9th - 11th
In need of a PowerPoint covering a 90 year span beginning in 1800? This helpful resource describes movements in the Americas concerning independence, wars, uprisings, rights movements, key players, and economic hardships relating to the...
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Korea's Economic Transformation

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine the economy of Korea.  In this Economics lesson, 11th graders research how Korea transformed its economy in such a short period.  Students read documents on Korea's transformation.
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To Market We Will Go

For Teachers 2nd - 9th
Introduce your class to the world of economics in this ELD lesson plan, which takes them through a market simulation. They work in teams to create businesses and produce products or services. Each team must buy materials as well as pay...
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Economics and Personal Finance

For Students 9th - 12th
You don't have to be an economist to understand this packet packed with information and exercises about economics and personal finance. Designed for high schoolers, the activities explain why setting short and long terms goals is...
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Agricultural Economics and the American Revolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Read through this printable version of a handout discussing Economics and the American Revolution. There are key terms and facts for students to focus on. This case study illustrates economic principles that remain important today. See...
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Economics Concepts

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students relate economics and government policies. In this lesson, students explore the relationship between economics and government policies. They understand how the economy works and can make better decisions as it relates to the future.
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Economics Review

For Students 10th - 12th
In this economics worksheet, students respond to 10 true/false, 10 multiple choice, and 5 short answer questions regarding supply and demand as well as elasticity of demand.
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Economic Expansion

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars engage in the study of primary source documents to analyze the economic trends of the United States while focusing upon the inaugural speeches of different presidents. They answer the questions included in the lesson.
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Economic Forces

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore the economic forces of scarcity and choice. They examine how these forces affect the management of personal financial resources, shape consumer decisions, and the economic well-being of society. Students research stock...
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Demand and Supply-It's What Economics Is About!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students engage in research that investigates the economic concept of supply and demand. They look at the problem and how it can shift periodically in an economy. Students graph different quantities and see the shift in a visual way and...
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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 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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Chapter 17: Economic Growth and the New Economy

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Is economic growth necessary to remain a relevant world power? These slides discuss the definition and implications of growth economics, complete with global comparisons and ways to account for growth. Graphs and charts are easy to read...
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Chapter 1: The Nature and Method of Economics

For Teachers 10th - 12th
If the extent of your class' economic knowledge is the five-dollar bill they spent on lunch, then this presentation will be a good introduction to economics. From the basics of policy economics versus theoretical economics, to the...
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Introduction To Economics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine the fundamental nature of economics - unlimited wants and scarce resources and the need to make choices, the three questions related to the economic problem and its implications for an economy. This lesson come...
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Economics Vocabulary

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Two birds with one stone. This reource instructs young learners how to create an MS Excel spreadsheet using economics vocabulary terms. They follow directions on how to open up the document, write labels in different cells, and cut and...
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Writing Exercises: Modern Economic Issues, #3

For Students 9th - 12th
Developing nations tend to deal with economic issues differently than developed nations. Learners explore modern economic issues such as the Latin American economy, cash-crop economy, and industrial economy by responding to three...
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Why Study Economic Downturns?

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Research and connect America's current economic downturn with the 1929 Stock Market Crash and the Great Depression.
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The Economics of National Craft Month

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Combine National Craft Month and economic math while producing some imaginative, innovative crafts.
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Comparing Economic Systems

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
How do people make decisions in a world where wants are unlimited, but resources are not? How do individuals and governments utilize scarce resources (human, natural, and capital) in different economic systems? Introduce your learners to...
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Writing Exercises: Economic and Social Revolutions III

For Students 7th - 8th
With great advancements come great changes! Young historians examine economic and social change occurring after the start of the Industrial Revolution. They respond to three questions regarding the beginning of the Revolution, the impact...
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The National Economy - Measures and Models

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students review economic goals and evaluate progress in achieving those goals. They focus on equity, efficiency, economic freedom and growth. They provide and example of a production decision for the economy as a whole.
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Recession is Not Recess

For Teachers 9th - 12th
An impressive lesson plan produced by The Washington Post on various aspects of economics. This nine-page page lesson has an amazing variety of activities embedded in it for high school young scholars. There are great worksheets,...
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Economic Health Indicators: Inflation and Unemployment Worksheet

For Students 11th - 12th
Ensure your economists understand demand and supply curves with this 13-question inflation and unemployment worksheet. Although it references a text, information students need is included on a separate notes handout (included). Consider...
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Globalization

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explain the various perspectives on globalization, and the sweeping political, economic, and cultural changes that are taking place as a result of the increasing connections between people of different nations of the world.
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Unit 6 Test Review: Money & The Fed Test Review

For Students 12th
Thirty-two study questions provide your economics class with the skills needed to pass a chapter exam. They work through each question to prepare for a test on the Fed and money.
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Macroeconomics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Get out of the textbook and into real economic issues with an innovative video. Crash Course Economics takes learners through a tour of macroeconomics and applies the three major factors of macroeconomics—gross domestic product,...
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Hopper Hunt

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Alfalfa is the third most important crop in the United States, behind corn and and soybeans—so how do farmers protect it? In this ninth activity, class discusses economic thresholds for crops. Pairs then sample a simulated alfalfa field...
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"Fear the Boom and Bust" a Hayek vs. Keynes Rap Anthem

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Opt out of another dry economics lesson with this crazy video featuring a performance and rap song about the contributions and theories of economists Friedrich Hayek and John Maynard Keynes. The primary topic of focus is a boom and bust...
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Environmental Econ

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How does the economy affect the environment—and vice versa? A video from Crash Course Economics discusses the ways supply and demand for products made with non-renewable resources can result in the Tragedy of the Commons, or even in the...
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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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Fear the Scarce Resources

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
In a life or death situation, what resources would you choose to survive—and why? A zombie attack simulation teaches learners the concepts of scarcity and resources in regards to economics. The hands-on activity requires individuals to...
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Imports, Exports, and Exchange Rates

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Free trade isn't getting something you want without paying for it. High schoolers take a short trip through economics with a video that discussess the ins, outs, and exchanges of international trade.
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The Reagan Revolution

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Viewers learn about Ronald Reagan's conservative platform, abilities as a communicator, and implementation of trickle-down economics. The video places a heavy emphasis on major economic shifts of the period and the lasting effects of...
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What's all the Yellen About? Monetary Policy and the Federal Reserve

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Most countries experience an economic slump from time to time. Learn about the ways the Federal Reserve can intervene in a struggling economy before a crisis occurs with a short video from Crash Course Economics that focuses on monetary...
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An Introduction to James Ferguson’s The Anti-Politics Machine

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Economic development and politics are intricately connected. As part of a larger series about the world's greatest ideas, an engaging video takes this into consideration when exploring James Ferguson's The Anti-Politics Machine. The...
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Supply and Demand

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What do strawberries, gasoline, and human kidneys have in common? Explore the concept of supply and demand, and the varying degrees of demand for particular items in the free market, with an informative video from Crash Course economics.
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Deficits and Debts

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Should the escalating national debt be keeping you up at night with worry? Not necessarily, as explained by an entertaining video by Crash Course economics. Learn about the ways that a high GDP can contribute to the health of an economy...
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How Has the Constitution Shaped the Economic System in the United States?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the characteristics of market economies. In this United States economics lesson, students analyze the Constitution to understand how it contributes to the market economy established in the United States. Students also...
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Lesson 17: Economic Bill of Rights

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders examine government spending. For this Economic Bill of Rights lesson, 12th graders explore consumer rights, individual economic decisions, and basic economic principles. Student then create a budget for the American...
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Economic Decision-Making

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders examine the cultural values of the Aboriginal people of Canada. In this global economics lesson, 10th graders discuss how capitalistic economies have changed the traditional values of the Aboriginal people in Canada.
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Economics 11 Worksheet

For Students 8th - 12th
In this economics practice worksheet, students distinguish goods and services from one another. Students also respond to 10 questions about supply and demand.
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Cooking in A Closet: Supply and Demand on a Submarine

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students define choice, cost, supply, demand, and scarcity. They apply the terms in an economic sense to a historical event. Finally, students read an excerpt from the oral history interview with a submarine veteran conducted by the...
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Africa: Economics And Change

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the gold-mining industry in Africa. In this geography skills lesson, students watch "Africa: Economics and Change," investigate the challenges of working in mines, research attributes and production of gold and discuss...
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Government and Economics: The Ties that Bind

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students discover the relationship between government and economics. They examine concepts explained by Adam Smith and present them to the class. They also discover economists who have made a lasting contribution to the world.
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Economics Quiz: III

For Students 11th - 12th
Were your kids listening in class? Find out with a pop quiz! They'll have to get busy to answer each of the 10 question on US economics, capitalism, consumerism, and private enterprise.
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The Economics of House of Cards

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
How does the modern television show House of Cards and its dramatization of a power-hungry congressman in American government illustrate public choice theory—the concept that politicians retain personal interests after being elected into...
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Economics Study Guide

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
For this economics worksheet, students answer a variety of fill in and short answer questions, draw a diagram to illustrate the circular flow of economic activity, and write short essays to address prompts.
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Economics: Problems and Applications

For Students 11th - 12th
In this economics skills worksheet, students respond to 6 problem solving questions that require them to analyze supply and demand issues.
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Chapter 2 - Section 1 Quiz

For Students 11th - 12th
After taking a look at various economic systems, take an economics quiz. Learners will be challenged as they answer 10 questions regarding market economy, command economy, and economic systems. 
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When Capitalism is Great and Not-so-great

For Students 8th - 12th
Comparing and contrasting Capitalism and Socialism, this lecture outlines many nuances between the two economic systems, including the ideas of meritocracy and "fairness." A discussion about the effects of either system gone "unchecked"...
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The Miracle on the Han: Economic Currents

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the state of South Korea's economy. In this economic development lesson, students examine the evolution of South Korea's economy following the Korean War. Students also consider the state of the Korean economy today as...
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Child Nutrition Unit

For Teachers 7th - 10th
How much fun can you have teaching adolescents about nutrition? Try taking them to work with preschoolers for an hour! This 4-day mini-unit about the importance of nutrition early in life culminates with a field trip. It was written for...
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Chapter 12-Section 1: Economic

For Students 10th - 12th
Here are five multiple choice and five matching questions, ready to challenge your economics class. GDP, US Economy, the US dollar, and GNP are the concepts that drive each question. 
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Chapter 14 - Section V

For Students 11th - 12th
Put knowledge to the test with a short quiz. Your economics class will answer 10 questions related to the Fed, Federal Reserve System, and monetary policy in the US. There are five multiple choice and five matching questions to hone...
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Primary Source Worksheet: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Excerpts from Fireside Chat on Economic Conditions

For Students 8th - 11th
Franklin D. Roosevelt's April 14, 1938 Fireside Chat on economic conditions provides young historians an opportunity to polish their primary source comprehension skills. A great resource to add to you curriculum library.