In this lesson, students identify the steps for success in saving, give examples of how saving for the future means giving up things today, and set a savings goal and develop a plan to reach it.
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In this lesson, students will learn that the profit-maximization rules for the monopoly are the same as they are for a perfectly competitive firm but the monopoly will produce a smaller output than society would like it to produce. This lesson supports the Theory of the Firm section of the Advanced Placement Microeconomics curriculum.
This lesson asks students to analyze the effects of a change in demand or supply in one market on the equilibrium position in a related market. The student activity assumes the product and resource markets are perfectly competitive. This lesson supports the Nature and Function of Product Markets section of the AP microeconomics curriculum.
In this lesson, students understand the conditions under which a competitive market fails to produce the socially-optimal quantity of a good or service. They also need to know what steps a government can take to correct a negative externality. This lesson supports the Market Failure and the Role of Government section of the Advanced Placement Microeconomics curriculum.
Students will understand what innovations are, and what it takes to get an idea off the ground. This lesson will take students through the process of calculating risks associated with starting a new business. Students also discover the decisions and choices they'd have to make and how to calculate what makes something "worth" the risks when starting a business venture.
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In this lesson, students learn about banks and credit unions, identifying similarities and differences between the two types of financial institution. They also evaluate a local bank and credit union to determine which one would be better suited to their needs. (This is Part I of a two-part project.)
Ben & Jerry are producers of ice cream. Even if they produce ice cream for the entire nation, they still must make choices on which flavor to produce! Scarce resources force them to make a choice!
In this lesson, students will Identify the advantages and disadvantages of saving at home or saving in a bank, choose the appropriate savings place for having money easily available, having it earn interest, and having it be safe, and recognize that saving means not spending.
This lesson is 1 of 3 in a unit. In part 1, students learn how the Ford Motor Company successfully introduced mass production strategies to the auto industry.
In this lesson the students will use a variety of print, video, and electronic media to learn about China's place in world economy. They will examine how China is fast becoming a giant consumer of the worlds factors of production. They also will look at China's population and determine how many resources China will need in the future to sustain its growth.
In this lesson, students demonstrate the making of Crayola products to introduce natural, capital, and human resources as well as touching on some other aspects in the Crayola industry, such as producers and consumers.
In this lesson, students will identify a variety of jobs that people perform and determine for each job whether it provides a service or good and explain the importance of having businesses that provide services and goods in their community.
A cowboy rides into a ghost town and decides that it needs to be rebuilt. Students will select the necessary things that a town needs in order for it to function and grow. Students will identify 10 different types of services that are necessary to have in every community. They will identify the differences between a want and a need.
In this lesson, students will select resources that would be useful for space travel with scarcity in mind, work cooperatively in groups to reach decisions, and experience the outcome of their choices and recognize that setting criteria can improve their chances for success.
In this lesson, students will analyze the concepts of economic freedom and political freedom, and identify ways to measure economic freedom and political freedom. They will also explore the relation between measures of economic freedom, political freedom and social well-being and between measures of economic freedom and political freedom.