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National
Standards in Economics

Below are the National Standards in Economics that most closely relate to the following lesson.


LESSON

One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference ~ http://www.econedlink.org/e910

Grades: 3-5


STANDARDS

Name: Scarcity

Standard: 1

  • Students will understand that: Productive resources are limited. Therefore, people cannot have all the goods and services they want; as a result, they must choose some things and give up others.
  • Students will be able to use this knowledge to: Identify what they gain and what they give up when they make choices.

Name: Economic Growth

Standard: 15

  • Students will understand that: Investment in factories, machinery, new technology, and in the health, education, and training of people stimulates economic growth and can raise future standards of living.
  • Students will be able to use this knowledge to: Predict the consequences of investment decisions made by individuals, businesses, and governments.