Production Possibilities

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Students develop the production possibilities frontier model while discussing the value of models in general in explaining complex ideas. They see what movement along the production possibilities curve entails—on both the constant-cost curve and a bowed curve indicating increasing costs. They discuss ways a society can consume beyond the limits of its production possibilities through specialization and trade, as well as through an increase in resources, capital investment, and technological advance.

•  Lesson to accompany SMART/notebook (pdf)

•  SMART (notebook)

•  Lesson to accompany PowerPoint (pdf)

•  PowerPoint (pptx)


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Education Level: 9-12
Subjects: AP Economics Economics
Concepts: Production Possibilities Frontier Opportunity Cost
Resource Types: Lesson SMART/Promethean/Whiteboard
Languages: English
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