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Progress Through Parity: A "Let Us Put Our Money Together" Lesson Plan
In this lesson, students will examine primary source documents and non-fictional reading about the history and unique role of the first Black-owned and operated financial institutions in the U.S., also called Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs).
Making Sense of Private Debt Page One Economics
Although much attention is given to the mounting public debt, private debt (the debt of households and businesses) is actually larger. The March 2020 issue of Page One Economics® evaluates trends in private debt and what they could mean for the overall health of the economy.
Your Social Security Number The 9 Digit Evolution
Your unique 9-digit Social Security number follows you throughout your lifetime. How did this number’s importance evolve? Discover answers in the January 2020 issue of Page One Economics®: Focus on Finance, which traces Social Security number usage from its beginning in 1935 to current times.
Ox Cart Man Lesson for Grades 2 to 3
Students listen to the story Ox-Cart Man in which a father and his family use various resources to produce goods. They will use examples from the story to apply the concepts learned.
Will Your Smartphone Get You a Job
App-driven jobs allow workers to decide when, where, and how much to work—one “gig” at a time. Learn more about this new employment trend in the January 2019 issue of Page One Economics.
How Economics Inform Evironmental Policy A Case Study of Shale Gas and Oil
When regulating pollutants, is it more important to consider the science or the economics of the environment? Using the booming shale gas and oil industry as a case study, find out in the March 2019 Issue of Page One Economics how an understanding of the STEM fields and economics can be combined to create environmental policies that balance firm profits with environmental health.
Cars and Cash What to Know Before You Go
What do you need to know before buying a car? Aside from knowing what you want in a vehicle, you’ll need to know about budgeting and credit before you start shopping. Learn some car-buying basics in the February 2019 Page One Economics: Focus on Finance essay.
The Economics of Flying How Competitive Are the Friendly Skies
Years ago, airline passengers enjoyed more legroom and in-flight extras—for a price. Find out in the November 2018 issue of Page One Economics how deregulation increased competition, lowered prices, and created crowded flights.
Get an Education Even if It Means Borrowing
You may be doing all you can to prepare for the price of education after high school, but if your savings, grants, and scholarships aren’t quite enough, do not overlook student loans as a means to gaining the education you need to make the big bucks. In the October 2018 issue of Page One Economics: Focus on Finance, you will learn about student loan basics.
How Do Imports Affect GDP
GDP is a useful measure of the health of the economy, and it’s among the most important and widely reported economic data. However, the current “textbook treatment” of how international trade is measured as part of GDP can lead people to misunderstand the role trade plays in the economy. The September 2018 issue of Page One Economics intends to correct misconceptions and provide clear instruction on how imports affect GDP.