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Lesson Plan
Beyond Benign

Leave Only Footprints

For Teachers 6th - 8th
You don't need to tip-toe around an enlightening resource. Young environmentalists learn about ecological footprints in the fourth lesson of 15. Answering a questionnaire helps them see how their own families and homes affect the...
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British Council

Buy. Use. Toss.

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Responsible consumption is never a waste of time. Using the engaging resource, scholars learn about the impact of waste on the planet, sorting trash into necessary and luxury piles. They then analyze their consumption habits, writing an...
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AP Test Prep
College Board

2016 AP® Microeconomics Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
How can a bakery—one of several in town—maximize its profits? A case study from College Board asks scholars to consider the question. Other practice queries examine the price and benefits of buying certain goods for one consumer and look...
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WE Charity

High School–Module 2: Circular Economy and Nature

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Everyone's heard the popular slogan reduce, reuse, recycle, but there may be a better way to talk about sustainability. Using the second lesson from the five-part WE Are Innovators—High School Modules series, learners explore issues...
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WE Charity

Elementary–Module 2: Circular Economy and Nature

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
How can people do their part to help protect the environment? Learners participate in an engaging jigsaw activity to discuss the causes and effects of pollution. Next, pupils develop their own innovative ideas to address an environmental...
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PPT
Curated OER

Building the Aggregate Expenditures Model

For Teachers 10th - 12th
A good accompaniment to an economics lesson, this presentation explores the aggregate expenditures model, detailing the relationship between consumption and saving using graphs and charts. Additional information includes investments and...
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Lesson Plan
Federal Reserve Bank

Wants on a Continuum

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
You can't always get what you want, but you might just be able to teach your class about wants and choices. This plan leads pupils through a discussion and closes with a worksheet and assessment.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Watershed Ways

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students connect the water cycle concept with local fresh water availability and consumption. They identify waterways in their own region. Students define, predict, research, and map local watershed areas. They research the positive...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Make a Choice

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students investigate the Underground Railroad to determine the choices that people made. To help, to stay, to do nothing, to break the law to enforce the law, to feed runaways are some of the choices that made a difference. This...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Marketing to Teens: Gotta Have It! Designer & Brand Names

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Advertisers want us to believe we would be accepted if we wore the right clothes or owned the right stuff. This assumption forms the heart of an exploration of the impact of advertising on teenagers. A safe classroom environment would...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Graphics Creation and Statistical Interpretation: Relating Local Economics and the Global Environment

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students apply statistics, and graphical interpretation to economics, the environment and populations. In this statistical lesson students construct graphical displays and classify data.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Eating Up Energy

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine the amount of energy that is consumed in different countries and see the global effects. In this energy lesson plan students calculate the amount of CO2 released as a by product and map the impact of its emissions.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Can We Be Both Conservationists and Consumers?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore their role as consumers and conservationists and what roles they play in today's economic climate. They explore resource allocation issues. Students analyze data and draw comparisons between historical and present-day...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Economics Practice

For Students 11th - 12th
In this economics worksheet, students use their problem solving skills to respond to 14 questions regarding consumption and equilibrium prices.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

The True "Cost of Cool!"

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders study hidden environmental costs in things we buy.  In this consumerism lesson students watch a video about consumerism and analyze advertisements in teen magazines. 
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Box-and-Whisker Plots

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore nutritional information for several fast food hamburgers using statistical applications. In this statistics lesson, students analyze calories, fat, and sodium content of various fast food restaurants. Students also...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Producer to Consumer Fun

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students explore the world of economics. In this economics lesson, students examine literature and participate in discussions to learn about production and consumption. Students are encouraged to visit a farm or tour a factory to...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Math Problem #1: Exhausting Fossil Fuel Resources

For Students 10th - 12th
In this fossil fuel worksheet, students graph fossil fuel consumption from given information. Afterward, they estimate the annual rate of petroleum consumption and predict future consumption figures. In this one-page worksheet, there are...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Production Consumption Worksheet

For Students 6th - 8th
In this environment worksheet, students answer the 12 questions related to the concepts of manufacturing and consumption of real products.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Alcohol Use, Abuse, and Alcoholism

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students examine influences contributing to alcohol use and abuse. They asses the genetic and environmental factors involved in alcoholism. They create a histogram for modeling alcohol use and calculate the results into percentages of...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Alcohol and Driving: When to Say No

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students inspect the factors involved in blood alcohol concentration. They observe a Web-based driving simulation and discover the physical and mental impairments caused by alcohol. They calculate the blood alcohol content in various...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Great Decisions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify major contributors to the U.S. energy makeup, recognize trends in energy consumption, express opinions on alternative energy sources, and evaluate positive and negative attributes of the alternative energies in relation...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Production Possibilities Worksheet

For Students 9th - 12th
In this economics worksheet, learners respond to 11 short answer questions based on data regarding production possibilities and consumption.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Controlling Our Rate of Consumption

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students are given a cookie each. When the signal is given, they begin eating the cookies. Each student must raise a hand and keep it raised when he or she is finished counting the hands raised every 15 seconds until all the cookies...