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Matildaville
PBE & PBG Units
Beginner

Social Studies

An additional PBE unit in which students act as economic policy analysts for the city of Matildaville, who are asked to recommend the best use of some undeveloped land donated by a wealthy benefactor. As they consider the wishes of the benefactor and the needs of the community, the analysts debate a list of possible entities that could operate on the land.

Monopoly’s Might
PBE & PBG Units
Beginner

Social Studies

High school student entrepreneurs in a School-Based Enterprise (SBE) have developed, produced, and marketed a low-calorie avocado. During the course of the next three years, the SBE team analyzes data on sales, revenue, costs and profits to help them convince a venture capitalist to invest, then to fund research and development for a much-needed pesticide.

Running in Place
PBE & PBG Units
Beginner

Social Studies

Students play the role of rookie entrepreneurs who want to start a new shoe company by asking graduate students in economics to advise them on how their venture might fit into a market economy.

The Greater Good
PBE & PBG Units
Beginner

Social Studies

Student teams of economic leaders from two island nations pursue the possibility of trade by analyzing data on the hours it takes to produce goods and learning about comparative advantage, and discover economic benefits that occur with specialization of production and trade.

The High School Food Court
PBE & PBG Units
Beginner

Social Studies

This popular unit is useful for introducing the problem-solving process used in the five Essential PBE units, while teaching some fundamentals about business economics. In the role of student council members at a high school, students are asked by the principal to make a recommendation to the school board about which restaurants should be chosen for the new food court on campus.

The Invisible Hand
PBE & PBG Units
Beginner

Social Studies

Students, as policy group members in the U.S. Department of Energy, are asked by the Secretary for help in planning how to implement gasoline price control legislation that was passed by Congress.

The President’s Dilemma
PBE & PBG Units
Beginner

Social Studies

Students as Presidential advisors recommend a fiscal and monetary policy that considers both supply-side and demand-side options and the costs and benefits of various solutions during an economic crisis involving oil price shocks, inflation, and unemployment.