What is money? Economists differentiate among several different types. Learn about the four main types of money including commodity money, representative money, fiat money, and bank money. Also learn why intrinsic value is important for understanding the types of money. CONCEPTS Use this video lesson on the topic to discuss the basic economic concepts of … Continue reading Types of Money | Commodity, Representative, Fiat, and Bank Money
Welcome to our page on economics! We believe that understanding the principles of economics is essential to building a strong foundation in financial literacy. Our resources are designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of economics, including microeconomics, macroeconomics, and personal finance. Whether you’re a teacher, parent, or financial educator, our collection of lesson plans, worksheets, and activities will equip you with the tools you need to teach these critical skills and empower students to make informed decisions about their financial future. From understanding supply and demand to exploring global markets, our materials will help students develop a deep understanding of economic principles and their real-world applications.
Learn what is money and what are its four main functions. Money serves all these functions: it is a medium for exchange, store of value, unit of account, and standard for deferred payments. CONCEPTS Use this video lesson on the topic to discuss the basic economic concepts of Money Barter Inflation PROCEDURE Hand out the … Continue reading Main Functions of Money
Why are prices going up for food, gas, and housing? Why are prices rising and who is it hurting? Why is everything so expensive? What is causing inflation, and when will inflation end? CONCEPTS Use this video on the topic to discuss the financial economic concepts of Inflation Supply and Demand Consumer Price Index Federal … Continue reading What is causing Inflation? When will it end?
Provides an overview to the economic way of thinking, which is the underlying theme in the Personal Financial Literacy standards. Teaching Objectives: Identify the steps in economic reasoning. Define the terms associated with economic reasoning. Demonstrate the ability to apply economic reasoning. Demonstrate the ability to use the PACED Decision-Making Model. Suggested Grade Level 6th … Continue reading Introduction: Economic Reasoning