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Lessons on Concept 'Opportunity Cost' for 9-12

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Give and Take**
Grade 6-8 / After reading about a problem, students identify alternative solutions, trade-offs made in choosing each alternative, and the opportunity cost of selecting each option.. Students describe trade-offs and create a graphic. Unit 1, Lesson 2 from Focus: Middle School Economics, ©Council for Economic Education.

M and M Interesting.
Grade 6-8 / Lesson 4, Personal Finance, Economics 608: Money in the Middle. Copyright ©1996, Council for Economic Education, New York, NY 10036. Used with permission.

Limiting trade**
Grade 6-8, 9-12 / CEE: Students learn about various types of trade restrictions and their effects by applying a model to determine who will benefit and who will be hurt by a tariff. Lesson 6 from Focus on Economics: Geography, ©Council for Economic Education.

Why Nations Trade**
Grade 6-8, 9-12 / CEE: After discussing the concept of comparative advantage, students in small groups engage in a simulation on the economic costs and benefits of trade. Lesson 3 from Focus on Economics: Geography, ©Council for Economic Education.

Nebraska and the World (PDF)
Grade 6-12 / A resource guide and ten lessons for teachers focusing on the role of international trade in state development in Nebraska. by Tammie Fischer and Mary Lynn Reiser.
©UNL Center for Economic Education.

Is the Tassle worth the Hassle?
Grade 9-12 / Analysis of the costs and benefits of educational choices. Learn about economic choice, opportunity cost, and incentives. ©Nebraska Council on Economic Education

Consumer Credit: Buy Now, Pay Later, and More.
Grade 9-12 / Lesson 10, Personal Decision Making: Focus on Economics. Copyright ©1996, (PDF Format) Council for Economic Education, New York, NY 10036. Used with permission.