Jack of All Trades: Advanced Specialization Online Module for Teachers and Students

In this module, students use their knowledge of the production possibilities curve to determine how specialization in production can yield greater global consumption.

Specifically, Andy and Jack grow potatoes and strawberries on their islands, Los Andeles and Jackramento. When trying to find the mix of potato and strawberry production that will satisfy the islanders’ wants, they happen upon a solution that provides greater strawberry and potato consumption – specialization and trade.

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Education Level: 9-12 College
Subjects: AP Economics Economics
Concepts: Production Possibilities Frontier Trade/International Trade Opportunity Cost Productivity
Resource Types: Online Module
Languages: English