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Project Based Economics

Project Based Economics features seven complete curriculum units developed by BIE that engage students in realistic problem-solving scenarios. Each unit addresses key content standards set forth in the Voluntary National Content Standards in Economics in a rigorous and relevant, highly participatory way. The key economic concepts of scarcity, tradeoffs, and opportunity cost are emphasized in all units; please note which units are considered the "Essential" units for teaching micro and macro-economics concepts.

The Greater Good

Students negotiate trade between two nations.

Monopoly’s Might

Students help secure capital for an enterprise.

The Invisible Hand

Students help implement price-control legislation.

Running in Place

Student advise an entrepreneur on his venture

Matildaville

Students debate how to use donated land

The High School Food Court

Students recommend restaurants to school board

The President’s Dilemma

Students advise on fiscal and monetary policy

Project Based Government

Project Based Government features six complete curriculum units developed by BIE that engage students in realistic problem-solving scenarios. Each unit addresses key content standards set forth in the National Standards for Civics and Government in a rigorous and relevant, highly participatory way by focusing on the fundamental mechanics of government as well as important concepts about democracy and civic participation.

Not In My Backyard

Students decide on the location for the homeless

A Government for Xlandia

Students advise the leaders of a new nation

LegiQuest

Students select issues to work on as lobbyists.

The Better Budget

Students craft federal budget recommendations

On the Campaign Trail

Students decide how to "market" a flawed candidate

Fighting Chance

Students debate whether to take a case.

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