Common Core State Standards

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LESSONS

  • EconEdLink Image

    One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Differ...

    The picture book One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference, written by Kate Smith Milway, takes place in Africa. Here in a Ghanan village, young Kojo cannot afford to go to schoo...

    Grades: 3-5

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  • Opportunity Costs Toothbrush

    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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  • Consumer Producer Family

    We are Consumers and Producers

    Students are consumers and producers. So are their families. In this lesson students learn how they and family members fulfill these roles at home and in their community. They begin by...

    Grades: K-2

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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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  • 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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  • Doctor

    Goods and Services

    Students will be able to distinguish between people who produce goods and people who provide services to a community.

    Grades: K-2

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