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Crash Course: Economics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Nudge Theory, Game Theory, and Oligopoly? A 35-part video Crash Course goes beyond supply and demand and provides young economists with everything they need to know about economics. Based on the 2015 AP Economics guidelines, the...
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Middle School World History

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A 22-lesson Middle School World History unit uses a unique problem-solving approach to teach tweens economic history. After reading articles that provide background information, pupils engage in activities and simulations that require...
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Incentives, Profit and the Entrepreneur

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students discuss hypothetical problems associated with price and profit. They discuss the fairness of profit, how it should be measured, and the consequences of setting acceptable levels of profit.
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The Stock Market: Risks & Rewards

For Teachers 9th - 10th
In order to better understand the US economy, learners read and interpret stock market price reports. They define profits and explain the role of profits in the American economic system for both firms and individual investors. Several...
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The Role of Profits in the Economy

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers discuss the role of profits in an economy. As a class, they explain why profits are an incentive and practice calculating profit and loss. They discover what a firm in capitalism must do to earn profits and explain the...
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Entrepreneurs in Mesopotamia

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
While ancient Mesopotamia didn't have the TV show "Shark Tank," it was a time of entrepreneurship as workers began to specialize. Both individual workers and the societal structure encouraged individuals to consider how they could...
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We've Gotcha Covered: The Iowa Insurance Story

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
Analyze the relationship between financial risks and the growth of the insurance industry in Iowa. Learners work in groups to analyze the major catastrophic events that occurred in their community. Several worksheets are included.
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Worth!

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Before loaning a friend money, what factors would you consider and why would you lend it? Your young economists will face questions like these in a lesson plan on banking, profit, risk, and reward, which includes the reading of the book...
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Economics: Incentives, Profit, and the Entrepreneur

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Pupils discuss both positive and negative economic incentives. In this lecture-based lesson, they examine a simulation about profiteering drug companies and what might happen if the FDA controlled drug production.
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Food Pesticides and Their Risks to Children

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Pupils examine an industrial disaster in India which affected the food for generations to come. In groups, they research the history of pesticides and place them into groups based on the type of pests they control. They partcipate in a...
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Christopher Columbus, Entrepreneur? Queen Isabella, Venture Capitalist?

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
What did it take to embark on a journey to unknown lands? Perhaps ambition, but also money! Christopher Columbus had to approach more than one European monarch for financing before he could sail the ocean blue. A read-along play and...
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What is a Stock? or, Who Owns McDonald's?

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Pupils explore profit and risk. In this economics lesson plan, students read about McDonald's and Nabisco stock and discuss the risks and rewards of stock ownership. Printable worksheets ask questions about rights of stock owners and the...
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Starting Your Own Business

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders read a book and complete several correlating activities to learn how to start their own business. In this economic and math lesson, 5th graders read the book The Toothpaste Millionaire. Students define the term...
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Entrepreneur Profit Balloon Game with Physical Education

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore business by participating in physical activities. In this entrepreneur lesson plan, 4th graders define profit and how it is necessary to run a successful business. Students pop balloons with monetary values inside...
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The Fed - Helping Keep Banks Safe and Sound

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
What does an examiner look for when analyzing a bank's financial condition? In addition to learning about the 5-Cs for reviewing loans and CAMELS (capital, assets, management, earnings, liquidity, and sensitivity to risk), your learners...
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RISKY BUSINESS--OR NOT!

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students learn about the importance and risk that stocks carry within a business. In this financial management lesson, students use role play and case scenario situations to decide what stocks are best for given companies. Based on the...
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How Fair is International Trade?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers research the concept of transnational corporations and investigate the details of one particular TNC. They then compare the Gross National Products of a range of countries to the profits of the TNCs.
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Money, Commercial Banking, and Interest

For Teachers 12th
Stdents explore the operation of the commercial banking system and the mechanics of money creation through the lending process. They investigate various interest rates to develop the relationship between interest rates and risk and...
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Risky Business - Or Not!

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore the concept of the stock market. In this stock market instructional activity, students discuss the stock market and how it works. Students hypothesize what makes a stock price go up or down. Students watch a short...
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Is Capitalism Good for the Poor? | How Incentives Affect Innovation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students focus on the role played by a nation's institutions in generating creativity, invention and innovation, and analyzes how innovation promotes the economic growth that raises standards of living and alleviates poverty.
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Parents are unawareof Ecstasy risk:Anti-drug Education

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students read an article on parents unawareness of Ecstasy use. In this current events instructional activity, students infer issues related to teen drug use and parent prevention and engage in a class discussion. Students give a quiz...
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The Artist As Entrepreneur: Getting Down To Business: Get Organized

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the various business structures and select the best one to use in a art business plan that they have developed. They compare the benefits and risks of each business structure then discuss in small groups the merits of...
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The Entrepreneur's Game

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders explore the basic principles of the US free enterprise system. They examine the basic principles of the US free enterprise system including profit motive, voluntary exchange, private property rights, and competition.
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Bailout 11: Why these CDOs could be worth nothing

For Students 11th - 12th
Differentiating between a $700 billion "blank check" and the acquisition of assets, this video explores the idea that the CDOs purchased by the government could be worth nothing. Sal takes students through the mathematical and economic...

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