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A Christmas Carol Part One

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Prepare for the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future with an audio retelling of Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol. As learners listen to Ebenezer Scrooge's dynamic journeys through time, they reflect on the story's...
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Episode 21: Fiscal Policy

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Should consumers buy items they don't really need? Scholars analyze how fiscal policy determines spending at a national level. The final podcast of a 21-part economic series discusses the role the federal government plays in using...
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Episode 20: Monetary Policy

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
When times are bad, can the government step in and help the economy bounce back? Scholars research the role of The Federal Reserve System (FED) in assisting the economy with interest rate changes as well as influencing spending by...
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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 18: The Business Cycle

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Have you ever ridden a ride that goes up and down so many times it almost makes you sick? Scholars research the concept of a business cycle in the 18th podcast of a 21-part Economic Lowdown series. They investigate the factors leading to...
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Episode 17: Public Goods

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Why are some goods public and others private? Scholars compare and contrast what makes an item a rival or excludable as they listen to an enlightening podcast. They investigate everything from street lights to automobiles, placing items...
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Episode 16: Elasticity of Demand

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
What happens when the price of an item goes up or down? Does the shift automatically affect the purchasing of that item? Historians use a short podcast to research the idea of elasticity on demand. They analyze the impact a price of an...
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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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Episode 14: Getting Real about Interest Rates

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
It costs money to borrow money. Historians use a podcast to investigate how interest rates impact buying—and borrowing—in the marketplace. The 14th episode in a 21-part Economic Lowdown series researches the extra money people must pay...
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Episode 12: Price Signals

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Does the government really control the prices of consumer products? Scholars look into the concept of price signals and how they relate to the overall buying and selling power in a market economy. The 12th lesson of a 21-part Economic...
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Episode 13: Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Can people take the temperature of the economy to check its overall health? The 13th installment of a 21-part Economic Lowdown podcast series investigates the concept of the gross domestic product (GDP). Scholars research the goods and...
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Episode 11: Externalities

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
A factory provides a much needed product to the market, but it also provides ugly pollution and waste. The 11th episode of a 21-part Economic Lowdown podcast series investigates the concept of positive and negative externalities....
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Episode 10: Labor Market

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Who's a good and who's a service? Scholars explore the concept of the labor market and how it influences the hiring process using an informative lesson that analyzes how employment demands influence the job market. Scholars research the...
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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 8: Market Equilibrium

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Scholars research the concept of supply and demand and its overall impact on the balance of the consumer market. The 8th lesson of a 21-part Economic Lowdown podcast series investigates how the availability of an item impacts its price....
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Episode 7: Supply

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
A shopper goes to the store for that one special item only to find out it is out of stock. The seventh lesson of a 21-part economic series investigates the concept of supply in the marketplace. Scholars research the supply curve using a...
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Episode 6: Demand

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Have you ever noticed that the price of an item in the store suddenly drops or rises? Historians investigate the concept of demand in the sixth installment of a 21-part Economic Lowdown series explaining aspects of the economy. A podcast...
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Episode 5: Unemployment

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
If you are not actively looking for work, are you considered unemployed? Scholars research what economic factors earn a person the designation of unemployed. The fifth lesson of a 21-part series from Econ Lowdown looks into unemployment,...
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Episode 4: Inflation

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Have you ever gone to the store and noticed the price of an item you always buy has suddenly increased? Scholars investigate the reason prices inflate in the market. An informative lesson looks into the Consumer Price Index to determine...
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Episode 3: The Role of Self-Interest and Competition in a Market Economy

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Why do scholars go to school? Is it due to self-interest and wanting more for themselves? Adam Smith's concept of competition spearheads the third lesson of a 21-part economic series from Econ Lowdown. Scholars investigate how...
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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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Episode 1: Opportunity Cost

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
The concept of opportunity cost challenges historians to analyze how some choices come at a loss in the opening lesson of a 21-part economic series. Podcasts offer insight into the subject of what a decision costs the consumer....
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The Traveler and His Dog

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Why do loiterers blame delay on their active friends? Consider the very question by reading Aesop's 72-word fable "The Traveler and His Dog" and completing a letter-writing activity. As part of a series of audiobooks, the 41-second...
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The Wolf and the Crane

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Should enemies ever get the benefit of the doubt? Readers answer this question after reading Aesop's 96-word fable "The Wolf and the Crane." Part of a larger series, the 48-second audio recording tells the story of a crane that does a...