Types of Insurance Lesson

This is a complete 90 minute lesson on the different types of insurance.There is a 50 slide power-point, which has notes, graphics, You-tube and TED talk videos, and guess the type of insurance questions. There is also a two page handout to go along with the power-point notes.

Topics discussed:
Risk, Insurance, Automobile Insurance, Liability Insurance, Medical Payment Insurance, Uninsured or Under-insured Motorists Insurance, Physical Damage Insurance, Health insurance, Life insurance, Beneficiary, Disability Insurance, Homeowner’s Insurance, Peril, Property Insurance, Liability Insurance, and Renter’s Insurance

Here is the lesson: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Types-of-Insurance-Lesson-3829949

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What makes a stock profitable? Project

This is a project where your students are put into groups and are to find ONE of the most profitable stocks and report back to them. They need to justify why it’s profitable and why they should spend their money on that stock. The full project is attached and rubric to grade the projects. It was designed in Word and can be modified.

1. Pick ONE stock to “pitch” to the investor
2. ONE digital or paper advertisement about the company you think the investor should purchase
3. Prepare a 5 minute presentation about that stock based on the answers to the questions listed.


For more info: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Investor-Mini-Project-3773159


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Lesson: Analyzing Credit Card Offers

I teach senior economics, most of my seniors by this point are either accepted into college or checked out of school. As much as I’d hate to admit it but “senioritis” is in full swing. I am trying my very best to keep them motivated and engaged. Today they were so engaged and on-task with analyzing credit card offers lesson. I had each student in a group of four with different credit card offers, including the fine print as well as the promotional incentives.

In groups, they had to compare incentives, APR’s, balance transfer fees, annual fees, etc between four different credit card offers. They were able to read the fine print of each offer, compare rates, and be a more informed consumer. They were shocked how the fees increased if you failed to make a payment as well as all the stipulations associated with the account. They completed a worksheet as they analyzed each credit card offer. Ultimately, they came away with the answer to my essencial question: What advice would you give to the average consumer who uses a credit card?

For more information, check out my lesson on Teacher’s Pay Teachers.


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Awesome Economic Video/Audio Clips and Creative lessons

I am a new instructor teaching economics this coming school year. I was looking for ways to make the curriculum more engaging and interactive for my students. I stumbled upon Dirk Mateer from @NortonEconomics. Dirk Mateer is a lecturer in economics at Penn State. He is truly an AMAZING instructor who helps his students understand and appreciate economic concepts. He uses pop culture and creative teaching ideas to enhance his curriculum. His website has a massive collection resources to help students learn about economics and have fun while learning.

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Khan Academy has History Resources

I first learned about the Khan Academy over a year ago, but was disappointed with the lack of history resources. Over the past year the amount of resources has grown and it continues to grow.  The Khan Academy is changing the face of education by providing free educational videos and lessons to anyone anywhere in the world, completely free of charge.  The Khan Academy has an extensive  library of videos covers K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with playlists on finance and history. Each video is a ten minute long clip.

American civics videos

Art history videos

Macroeconomics videos 

Microeconomics videos 

History videos

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Financial Literacy is Important

I love finding interesting infographic’s that I can use in the classroom such as the infographic about the importance of financial literacy  from Richard Bryne’s Free Technology 4 Teachers Blog. The infographic shows the importance of educating teenagers about the importance of financial literacy.

As a teacher it is important to educate our students about economics and issues related to financial literacy. Starting at a very early age it is important to teach children about even basic economic concepts such as savings and markets. In middle school, basic concepts can be expanded to teach students about economic theories and ideas. In high school, economics can be expanded to teach students about more complex issues such personal or national economic issues such as the recession. Unfortunately, the majority of high school graduates leave high school without any knowledge of financial literacy and are faced with the reality of debt.

As educators we need to incorporate economics in our curriculum.  On Tuesday April 17th- I plan on taking Richard Bryne’s example by teaching about taxes and where our money goes. The IRS website about Understanding Our Taxes is a wonderful resource to teach students about our government. The website offers interactive modules, such as how and why of taxes that can be tailored for Middle School, High School, and Post-Secondary education.

Another interesting website is Where did my tax dollars go? I think my students will really enjoy this website because it personalizes where our taxes go such as medicare or national defense. I highly recommend checking out these two websites if you teach about taxes and financial literacy.

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Teaching Economics in American History


As a United States History teacher, I find it critical to teach our students the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in the 21st century. The study of economics is rooted in every aspect of American history, which can provide us with  tons of examples of how resources are allocated; as well as understanding the historical context in which economic history takes place.

I find teaching concepts of supply and demand, production and distribution, stocks and bonds a challenging subject for our students to comprehend. The study of economics can help our students understand the structural changes which have taken place in our economy, as well as understand the emergence of today’s economy.

I recently discovered a wonderful resource for teaching economics produced from the Wall Street Survivor on youtube. The Wall Street Survivor website has compiled a wonderful collection of easy to understand videos and resources. The website also has a stock market game, which can be tailored to any teacher’s need. You can “reate a custom game that’s branded with your school, group or company. Choose your own trading dates, cash balance, and other paper trading options. You and the other players automatically get entered to win 100,000 of cash and prizes. It’s 100% free.” Check it out today!



Citation: Wall Street Survivor, website  


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