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

Activity 2.1 - Sound Health Decisions Make You Healthier and Wealthier

This activity introduces Video 2, which emphasizes the link between making wise choices today and being financially prosperous in the future. The video shows how smart choices such as not smoking or drinking can raise the odds of financial success. The students answer a series of questions while watching the video.

Concepts:

Costs and benefits, Compounding, Human capital, Opportunity cost
National Content Standards in Economics:
  • Standard #1: Scarcity
  • Standard #2: Decision Making


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