Risky Business: What Every Teenager Needs to Know About Living Smart - Lesson Details

Activity 1.1 - Education Builds Human Capital: Invest in Yourself

This activity introduces Video 1, which shows students the advantages of remaining in school to develop job skills and other abilities. It also shows some of the career and education alternatives available to students. The students answer a series of questions while watching the video.


Career choice, Costs and benefits, Investing in human capital, Opportunity cost, Trade-offs
National Content Standards in Economics:
  • Standard #1: Scarcity
  • Standard #4: Incentives
  • Standard #13: Income

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