National Standards in Economics

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LESSON

Lesson 6 - The Role of Housing in the Financial Crisis of 2007-2009

http://tfc.councilforeconed.org/lessons.php?lid=68109

Grades: 9-12


STANDARDS

Standard: 7

Grades: 4-12

  • Markets and Prices
  • Students will understand that: Markets exist when buyers and sellers interact. This interaction determines market prices and thereby allocates scarce goods and services.
  • Students will be able to use this knowledge to: Identify markets in which they have participated as a buyer and seller and describe how the interaction of all buyers and sellers influences prices. Also, predict how prices change when there is either a shortage or surplus of the product available.

Standard: 12

Grades: 4-12

  • Interest Rates
  • Students will understand that: Interest rates, adjusted for inflation, rise and fall to balance the amount saved with the amount borrowed, which affects the allocation of scarce resources between present and future uses.
  • Students will be able to use this knowledge to: Explain situations in which they pay or receive interest, and explain how they would react to changes in interest rates if they were making or receiving interest payments.

Standard: 8

Grades: 4-12

  • Role of Prices
  • Students will understand that: Prices send signals and provide incentives to buyers and sellers. When supply or demand changes, market prices adjust, affecting incentives.
  • Students will be able to use this knowledge to: Predict how changes in factors such as consumers' tastes or producers' technology affect prices.

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