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Lesson: Who Get's More than Their Fair Share?


A Pet For Beans from 'Jack and the Beanstalk'

After listening to a computer-read story, "Jack and the Beanstalk," the students will find out that beans were used as an exchange for Jack's cow. Jack traded his pet cow for an old man's magic beans. Were they both happy? They should be! People exchange goods because both feel they will be better off after the exchange.

Grades: 3-5
Published: 07/17/2003

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: 3-5
Published: 03/24/2010

Clipping Coupons

In this lesson, students will calculate savings for different products when using coupons. They will also decide what factors will influence the choices they make when choosing products.

Grades: 3-5
Published: 09/25/2003

Related Publications

The following lessons come from the Council for Economic Education's library of publications. Clicking the publication title or image will take you to the Council for Economic Education Store for more detailed information.


Playful Economics

Designed primarily for elementary and middle school students, each of the 15 lessons in this guide introduces an economics concept through activities with modeling clay.

Grades: K-8
Published: 2011

17 out of 17 lessons from this publication relate to this EconEdLink lesson.

Economics & Entrepreneurship: Operating a Classroom Business in the Elementary and Middle School

This revised and updated "how to" guide is a great way to start a classroom business with your students.

Grades: K-8
Published: 2008

7 out of 7 lessons from this publication relate to this EconEdLink lesson.