Keep your students in the know on timely economic issues with Page One Economics. Each issue provides a simple, short overview of a current economic event that offers students an opportunity to use close reading strategies. Special "Focus on Finance" essays cover personal finance. The Teacher's Guide includes student questions and a teacher answer key, plus additional resources and lesson ideas for classroom, extra credit, or make-up assignments.
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Coming in October 2016: Each issue will include lessons for Middle School teachers and students.
• September - Why Is It So Difficult To Buy a High-Quality Used Car?
• May - Soft Skills: Success May Depend on Them
• April - Stock Market Strategies: Are You an Active or Passive Investor?
• March - The Smart-Chip Credit Card: A Current Solution, Focus on Finance
• February - Making Sense of Unemployment Data
• January - myRA: A New Way To Save for Retirement, Focus on Finance
• December - College: Learning the Skills To Pay the Bills?
• November - Peer-to-Peer Lending, Focus on Finance
• October - What's in Your Market Basket? Why Your Inflation Rate Might Differ from the Average
• May - Falling Oil Prices Create Winners and Losers
• April - From Coins to Big Bucks: The Evolution of General Purpose Reloadable Prepaid Cards, Focus on Finance
• March - Is a Strong Dollar Better than a Weak Dollar?
• January - Would a Gold Standard Brighten Economic Outcomes?
• November - Smoothing the Path: Balancing Debt, Income, and Saving for the Future
• September – Economics and the Environment
• May – The Economics of Immigration: A Story of Substitutes and Complements
• March – Would Increasing the Minimum Wage Reduce Poverty?
• January – The Rising Cost of College: Tuition, Financial Aid, and Price Discrimination
• November – The Global Economy: It's a Small World After All
• October – Why Scarce Resources Are Sometimes Unemployed
• September – What Are the “Ingredients” for Economic Growth?
• August – Making Sense of the Ups and Downs of Prices
• May – GDP: Does It Measure Up?
• April – Prices: The Marketplace’s Communication System
• March – Money and Inflation: A Functional Relationship
• February – Investing in Yourself: An Economic Approach to Education Decisions
• January – Choices Are Everywhere: Why Can’t We Just Have It All?
• November – The Output Gap: A "Potentially" Unreliable Measure of Economic Health?
• October – The Great Inflation: A Historical Overview and Lessons Learned
• September – Higher Gasoline Prices: Temporary or Time to Buy a Hybrid?
• August – The Legacy of the Olympics: Economic Burden or Boom?
• May – Wait, Is Saving Good or Bad? The Paradox of Thrift
• April – “Dewey Defeats Truman”: Be Aware of Data Revisions
• March – Gini in a Bottle: Some Facts on Income Inequality
• February – Traditional Versus Shadow Banking
• January – What Do Financial Market Indicators Tell Us?
• November – Then and Now: Fed Policy Actions During the Great Depression and the Great Recession
• October – Natural Disasters: From Destruction to Recovery
• September – Time Inconsistency: Today’s Actions, Tomorrow’s Regrets
• August – Is a College Cap and Gown a Financial Ball and Chain?
• May – Financial Regulation: A Primer on the Dodd-Frank Act
• April – Quantitative Easing Explained
• March – Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Times of Crisis
• February – Deflation: Who Let the Air Out?
• January – Financial Crises, Reform, and Central Banking: Establishing the Federal Reserve
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