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Economics & Energy Costs

Students will explore the complex role that natural resources play in Alaska’s economy, from providing state revenue to impacts on local electricity costs.

What Makes Alaska's Economy?

Learn about Alaska’s economy through the eyes of Emily, a student who just landed her first job. This milestone holds big lessons for Emily like how her spending supports the community. Emily also learns how tax dollars fund public projects and the important role of investors.

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The Permanent Fund: Alaska's Renewable Revenue

Alaska’s Renewable Revenue is curriculum developed in partnership with the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation. Students will learn about the Alaska Permanent Fund, investing, how smart investors use diversification to ensure stability and maximize on returns, while learning about the value the fund provides our state.

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