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The Little Red Hen

The Little Red Hen is a classic story for nearly all adults, and many children. Here it is retold and enhanced in order to provide a framework for illustrating and reviewing the concepts of productive resources and incentives. After reading the story, students will categorize resources into land, labor, capital and entrepreneurship and be able to identify what future incentives the dog, the cat and the mouse will have to help the little hen in her work. Students will have the opportunity to explore bread making.

Grades: 3-5
Published: 01/20/2003

Tricks for Treats

Students will recognize that people (and animals) will work for incentives.

Grades: K-2
Published: 01/31/2002

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 have in order to live in this community.

Grades: K-2
Published: 10/12/2002

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Financial Fitness for Life: K-2 - Teacher Guide

This publication contains 16 stories that complement the K-2 Student Storybook. Specific to grades K-2 are a variety of activities, including making coins out of salt dough or cookie dough; a song that teaches students about opportunity cost and decisions; and a game in which students learn the importance of savings.

Grades: K-2
Published: 2010

8 out of 18 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

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