Scarcity Activity: Refugee Rescue? Apply opportunity cost and trade offs in econ

Econ World
Grade Levels
9th - 12th
Formats Included
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5 pages
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Overall goal: Engage students in a creative way with a real world problem while they apply their knowledge of scarcity, opportunity costs, trade offs and economic decision making.

Sounds like a good learning goal, right?

Your download includes a complete student activity, teacher guide, and my complete support in integrating this activity into your classroom.

Students will take what they've learned about basic economic concepts of scarcity, opportunity cost and trade offs and apply it to the refugee crisis in an accessible and relevant way.

My activities are modern and relevant to hold student interest. Your download will be in PDF form, but I am happy to send the Google Docs your way after you purchase.

This is great for your classroom because you get to simply facilitate the creative and critical thinking process of your students.

This activity takes about 1.5 days to complete (50 minute period) and then more time, if you decide to have students present.
Total Pages
5 pages
Answer Key
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