Common Core State Standards

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LESSONS

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    Uncle Jed's Barbershop

    Students listen to the book Uncle Jed's Barbershop, about an African American barber who, despite significant setbacks, saves enough money to buy his own barbershop. From the story, st...

    Grades: 3-5

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    A Chair for My Mother

    In the story, A Chair for My Mother, a little girl and her family save money in a jar to buy a chair after their furniture is destroyed in a fire. In this lesson, students will learn t...

    Grades: K-2, 3-5

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    Specialists Light Up Our Lives!

    Peppe and his family moved to America to pursue the American dream. His mother has passed away, his father is ill,and all the children need to find work to help provide for basic essen...

    Grades: K-2, 3-5

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    Spotlighting Entrepreneurs: The Sweet Success...

    Looking for a lesson that ties Common Core Standards in Reading Informational Text with Economics? This lesson spotlights the life of Milton S. Hershey and allows students to learn about ...

    Grades: 3-5

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    Forecasting Economics

    Can you learn economics from the weather? Students will be able to integrate science, math, and economics through this engaging lesson. The forecast predicts some percentage chance of suc...

    Grades: K-2

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    Scarcity and Resources

    This is a basic lesson of scarcity and resources that can be used for elementary students or students with special needs. Scarcity - is a condition that exists because human wants exceed...

    Grades: K-2

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    Opportunity Cost - Consumers

    When individuals produce goods or services, they normally trade (exchange) most of them to obtain other more desired goods or services. In doing so, individuals are immediately confron...

    Grades: K-2, 3-5

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    Goods and Services: Some are Private, Some ar...

    The role of government is to provide for the common defense, define and protect property rights, and enforce contractual arrangements. Throughout the 20th and early 21st century, gover...

    Grades: 3-5, 6-8

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    Open for Business!

    This engaging lesson gives students the opportunity to identify risks and rewards of entrepreneurship and distinguish between entrepreneurs who start a business to produce a good or provi...

    Grades: K-2, 3-5

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    Everyday Opportunities

    In this lesson, students will learn about choices and opportunity costs that occur every day. While this lesson will go on throughout the day, the actual lesson is short.

    Grades: K-2, 3-5

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  • Job Money Benefits Costs

    Jobs: Who Needs 'Em?

    In this lesson, students will look at the importance having some kind of job. At early ages they sometimes get the idea that money grows on trees and they should get anything that they wa...

    Grades: 3-5

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    The Mitten

    This is a folktale retold by Jan Brett about a little boy whose grandmother knits him a pair of snow white mittens. While he is outside he loses one and some animals, one by one, find ...

    Grades: K-2

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  • Crayons Resources Consumers

    The Color of Resources

    This lesson will demonstrate the making of Crayola products to introduce natural, capital, and human resources as well as touching on some other aspects in the Crayola industry such as pr...

    Grades: 3-5

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    Trade to the Tailor

    By reading the book "A New Coat for Anna" students will learn about resources, scarcity, costs, trade/bartering, and decision making through a young girl, Anna, whose mother wanted to buy...

    Grades: K-2

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  • Mayflower Choice Scarcity

    No Extra Room on the Mayflower

    The students will explore the ideas of scarcity and choices by exploring a virtual model of the Mayflower. They will then pack a virtual suitcase making good choices about what they pack.

    Grades: K-2

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  • Orange Export Import

    Where Did You Come From?

    In this multiple intelligences lesson the students figure out why the United States imports some goods that we can grow right here!

    Grades: 3-5

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  • Ice Cream Choice Scarcity

    Ben & Jerry's Flavor Graveyard

    Ben & Jerry are producers of ice cream. Even if they produce ice cream for the entire nation, they still must make choices on which flavor to produce! Scarce resources force them t...

    Grades: 3-5

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  • Pizza Competition

    Competition: Pizza!

    Students will learn about competition in the market place. They will understand that competition takes place when there are many buyers and sellers of similar products. They will disc...

    Grades: 3-5

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  • Cash Incentive Decision

    Incentives Influence Us!

    Students will learn that people respond predictably to positive incentives (rewards) and negative incentives (penalties). They will identify incentives in their daily lives at home an...

    Grades: 3-5

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  • Taxes Services

    Tic Tac Taxes!

    This lesson will assist students in identifying various taxes and the services they help governments provide.

    Grades: 3-5

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  • Garage Sale Bargain

    Every Penny Counts

    You know that five dollars you got for your birthday? There are so many things you can spend it on, aren’t there? A toy boat to sail on the pond, a doll to play with or a jump r...

    Grades: K-2

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    Norman Rockwell's 'Curiosity Shop'

    Students will look at a picture that Norman Rockwell painted about a Curiosity Shop. A little girl looks like she is about to purchase a doll. Her purse on her arm indicates that she ...

    Grades: K-2

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  • Wood Resources

    Where did that pencil come from? The Study of...

    The students will determine what goods can be produced from physical features such as rivers, lakes, mountains, and plains by looking at maps. Additionally, they will discuss the proces...

    Grades: 3-5

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  • Medical Community Business

    Build Your Community

    Students will learn about a variety of businesses and the service they provide to a community. They will build a town selecting seven business they feel would be the most important to...

    Grades: K-2

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    Delivering the Goods

    Delivering the Goods K-2 Economics Lesson. In this lesson, students have the opportunity to complete an interactive activity that teaches them about providers of goods and services.

    Grades: K-2

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  • Kennel Specialization

    Dog Gone Job!

    Dog Gone Job! demonstrates how job specialization increases productivity

    Grades: K-2

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    Woof! Woof! At Your Service

    Woof! Woof! At Your Service helps demonstrate that economic desires can be satisfied by providing goods and services.Identifies goods and services provided by one small business Diffe...

    Grades: K-2

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    Water, Water, Everywhere

    In this lesson, students will identify water and land as examples of natural resources investigate sources of water and identify some ways in which humans make use of water as an econ...

    Grades: K-2

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    The Story of Jack and the Bank Stalk

    Fairy tales have always been used to give lessons about life. The story of Jack and the Bean Stalk is a good lesson about the importance of knowing about money and banks. The story of...

    Grades: 3-5

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    Old Business, New Business

    In this lesson students are introduced to several businesses from the past. They see that, while the names for these businesses are different, many of the elements of that job are se...

    Grades: 3-5

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