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Birthday Choices

Birthday Choices
From Lesson 8 – Spotting Economics: From Africa to Ice Cream

Tune: Happy Birthday to You

Music Connection: Use this song to reinforce the concept of opportunity cost. Remind students that choices have consequences.

Challenge: Choose other birthday gifts and sing about them.

Opportunity cost
Is what you have lost.
You chose a ____(football)____,
And gave up a ____(book)____,

Opportunity cost
Is what you’ve lost.
You chose a ____(______)____,
And gave up a ____(_____)____,

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