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CEE National Standards Video-Mapping

The Council for Economic Education (CEE)'s Voluntary National Content Standards in Economics are the most thorough and popularly adopted national standards for high school economics. The twenty standards cover everything that is typically taught in a year-long high school economics course.

Here we've mapped videos from Marginal Revolution University's Principles of Micro, Principles of Macro, and Everyday Economics courses to those standards. Below are our best videos at the high school level. You can show them in class or assign them for homework — don't forget they all come with practice questions!

You can view the video mapping as a Google Doc.

 

Standard 1: Scarcity

Videos:

 
 
Standard 2: Decision Making

Videos:

Introduction to Consumer Choice

Investing: Why You Should Diversify

What is the rule of 70? 

The Miracle of Compound Returns

 

Standard 3: Allocation

Videos:

I, Rose

A Price Is a Signal Wrapped up in an Incentive

The Great Economic Problem

 

Standard 4: Incentives

Videos:

Incentives

 

Standard 5: Trade

Videos:

The Big Ideas of Trade

Tariffs and Protectionism

Are there winners and losers of globalization?

 

Standard 6: Specialization

Videos:

Division of Labor: Burgers and Ships

Comparative Advantage and the Tragedy of Tasmania

Another Look at Comparative Advantage

Comparative Advantage Homework

 

Standard 7: Markets and Prices

Videos:

The Demand Curve

The Supply Curve

The Equilibrium Price and Quantity

 

Standard 8: Role of Prices

Videos:

The Demand Curve Shifts

The Supply Curve Shifts

Price Ceilings

Price Ceilings: Shortages and Quality Reduction

 

Standard 9: Competition and Market Structure

Videos:

Introduction to the Competitive Firm

 

Standard 10: Institutions

Videos:

The Importance of Institutions

The Puzzle of Growth

The Economics of Ideas

 

Standard 11: Money and Inflation

Videos:

The U.S. Money Supplies

The Money Multiplier

Zimbabwe and Hyperinflation: Who Wants to Be a Trillionaire?

Measuring Inflation

 

Standard 12: Interest Rates

Videos:

Saving and Borrowing

Costs of Inflation: Financial Intermediation Failure

Real Interest Rate

 

Standard 13: Income

Videos:

The Marginal Product of Labor

The Economics of Choosing the Right Career

The Tradeoff Between Fun and Wages

 

Standard 14: Entrepreneurship

Videos:

The Economics of Ideas

 

Standard 15: Economic Growth

Videos:

The Hockey Stick of Human Prosperity

What Is Gross Domestic Product (GDP)?

Real GDP Per Capita and the Standard of Living

Basic Facts of Wealth

Growth Rates Are Crucial

Growth Miracles and Growth Disasters

The Puzzle of Growth

Patents, Prizes, and Subsidies

What is the rule of 70? 

The Miracle of Compound Returns

 

Standard 16: Role of Government and Market Failure

Videos:

Public Goods and Asteroid Defense

A Deeper Look at Public Goods

The Tragedy of the Commons

An Introduction to Externalities

External Benefits

Patents, Prizes, and Subsidies

Commodity Taxes

Who Pays the Tax?

Bonus:

Women in Economics: Elinor Ostrom

 

Standard 17: Government Failure

Videos:

Why Do Governments Enact Price Controls?

Rent Control

Rent Control in Mumbai

 

Standard 18: Economic Fluctuations

Videos:

What Is GDP?

Nominal vs. Real GDP

Splitting GDP

Intro to Business Fluctuations

 

Standard 19: Unemployment and Inflation

Videos:

Defining the Unemployment Rate

Is Unemployment Undercounted?

Frictional Unemployment

Costs of Inflation: Price Confusion and Money Illusion

Costs of Inflation: Financial Intermediation Failure

Natural Rate of Unemployment

Discouraged Workers

Bonus:

Missing Men

Women Working: What’s the Pill Got to Do With It?   

 

Standard 20: Fiscal and Monetary Policy

Videos:

Introduction to Fiscal Policy

Monetary Policy and the Fed

Open Market Operations

Federal Funds Rate

How the Fed Worked: Before the Great Recession

How the Fed Worked: After the Great Recession

Bonus:

Women in Economics: Janet Yellen

Women in Economics: Anna Schwartz

 

 

Click here to see the full list of CEE standards.

 

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janesamuelJane Sam commented 2 years 5 months ago

Good to see this change.

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Alif mahendraAlif mahendra commented 2 years 3 weeks ago

Nice Information