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The following resources will help you teach the economics and personal finance lessons that fall within our Recommended Economics Course

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Customizing Your Personal Finance Course

"Customizing Your Personal Finance Course" Matrix
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Teaching by the Standards

Lessons for teaching each of the California Economic Standards
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MacroEconomic Videos

Consumer Price Index A two-minute crash course on the consumer price index with NEWSWEEK’s Dan
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Financial Fitness for Life

These 17 lessons for students in grades 6-8 include a variety of activities that help students make
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Payday Loans

How Payday lending works
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Institutional Roles in Issuing and Processing Credit Cards

The institutions involved in processing your credit credit and how they relate to each other
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Annual Percentage Rate (APR) and Effective APR

The difference between APR and effective APR
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Introduction to Compound Interest

Introduction to compound interest.
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Interest (part 2)

More on simple and compound interest.
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Introduction to Interest

What interest is.Simple versus compound interest.
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Specialization and the Olympics

Michael Phelps won a record eight gold medals in swimming events during the 2008 Summer Olympic Game
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Federal Trade Commission and You

Competition provides benefits for consumers. First, more competition means consumers have more choic
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The Birth of The FTC

This lesson is intended to help you develop an understanding of economic monopolies. It introduces t
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Supply and Demand: Competing for Customers

Businesses want to sell things that consumers want to buy. For example, at a donut shop, the owner h
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Regulating Monopoly

Most businesses compete fair and square. They’re tough competitors, but they don’t try t
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Protect Your Identity!

Students learn about the methods criminals use to steal identities online. What is identity theft? H
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Social Networking Sites, A New Monopoly?

This lesson is intended to help you develop an understanding of economic monopolies. You will also c
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Competition: When businesses compete, consumers win!

A monopoly is a single seller of a good or service. A monopoly describes a situation in which this s
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China’s Three Gorges Dam: To Build or Not to Build?

As of 2012, life along the Yangtze River in China changed dramatically. Millions of people were disp
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Financial Fitness For Life-Choosing and Using Financial Services

This lesson is adapted from Financial Fitness for Life Grades 6-8, Lesson 8, developed by the Counci
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The Little Red Hen

The Little Red Hen is a classic story. Here it is retold and enhanced in order to provide a framewor
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9 Principles of Economics and the Holocaust Lesson

Description Studying the nine principles of economics through the lens of first-person video testimo
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Property Rights

Property rights—the formal and informal rules regarding the use, ownership, and transfer of property
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Characteristics of Market Structure

Help students understand the difference among pure (or perfect) competition, monopolistic competitio
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Guide to Teaching Nine Principles of Economics

Nine economic principles create the foundation of all programs and lessons developed and taught by t
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The Three “E”s

The Three’ E’s is one segment from Chris Martenson’s Crash Course. explaining how
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Focus on Economic Data: U.S. Real GDP Growth (Third Estimate)

This lesson focuses on the third and final estimate of U.S. real gross domestic product for the seco
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Focus on Economic Data: U.S. Employment and the Unemployment Rate, September, 2012

U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), announcement of employment data and the
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