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In this lesson, students will explore research and data based on opportunity occupations, or jobs accessible without having to obtain a four-year degree.
Students learn about entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs. Students are asked to apply these characteristics to themselves and people in their own communities by completing a story pyramid and then write a short story that demonstrates entrepreneurship.
Students work in small groups ("work crews") while participating in a production activity. Students learn about competition, division of labor, and incentives. They also demonstrate how division of labor and incentives help lead to greater productivity.
These mini lessons and materials include multi-discipline instruction and cultural components that can help students understand and celebrate the legacy of the Negro Leagues Baseball and how they transformed generations.
Explore patterns in home loan data with Dr. Raphael Bostic. Learn how identifying patterns can help you answer BIG QUESTIONS and create a stronger economy for everyone.
In this lesson, students will be introduced to the concepts of resources, scarcity, human capital and boycott. After reading a reality-based story about an all-black Little League team that faced racial prejudice, students will determine resources used in the production of baseball-related goods and complete comprehension and analysis-driven activities tied to key vocabulary covered within the lesson. Specifically, students will identify examples of scarcity, interpret consequences of various actions and determine ways to improve human capital. Additionally, K-2 grade students will interpret textual and visual data, while 3-4 grade students will work together to solve mathematical problems based on the story
Dive into Econland with the quirky comic book crew to explore how economics is already a part of middle school students’ everyday lives.
This lesson focuses on the relationship between single-parent households and population below the poverty level.
El estudio de la economía se basa en tres conceptos muy importantes: escasez, elección y costo de oportunidad. En este episodio de la serie de videos Economic Lowdown, la especialista en educación económica Andrea Caceres- Santamaria utiliza estos tres conceptos para explicar por qué no existe el almuerzo gratis.
This lesson focuses on the relationship between educational attainment and unemployment. Students search for data on educational attainment and unemployment and visualize them in GeoFRED®, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’s online mapping tool. The goals are for students to observe patterns in economic data, note differences across geographical areas, and hypothesize the reasons for those patterns and differences. The intended outcome of the activity is for students to use mapped data to identify the inverse relationship between educational attainment and unemployment and provide potential explanations for this relationship.