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Changes in Change

This lesson begins with students visiting a web site that gives them practice in counting money. The second site goes one step further in that students are given opportunities to make change for make-believe purchases.

Grades: 3-5
Published: 12/23/1999

Lean on Me -- We depend on each other!

The purpose of this activity is to demonstrate that the production of most goods can be broken down into a number of specific tasks (division of labor), with each of these tasks assigned to specific workers (specialization.)

Grades: 3-5
Published: 08/22/2003

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 essentials. Peppe is excited to find a job, only to be told by his dad that it is not a job he should be proud of. This lesson will challenge students to consider specialists in the community and the valuable goods and services they produce.  They will also learn how specialists depend on each other to satisfy their wants.

Grades: 3-5
Published: 02/23/2016

Related Publications

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Teaching Economics Using Children's Literature

This interdisciplinary curriculum guide helps teachers introduce their students to economics using popular children's stories.

Grades: 3-5
Published: 2006

29 out of 29 lessons from this publication relate to this EconEdLink lesson.

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.

Financial Fitness for Life: Grades 3-5 - Teacher Guide

This publication contains 15 lessons that complement the 3-5 Student Workbook. Specific to grades 3-5 are a variety of activities, including a guessing game using clues to identify various occupations; the story Urban Mouse and Rural Mouse which teaches students about entrepreneurs and opportunity recognition; and a role-playing activity in which students learn which method of payment is appropriate in a variety of situations.

Grades: 3-5
Published: 2010

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