This drag-and-drop activity gives students the chance to decide if various items represent goods or services. There are four parts to this activity representing the four seasons. This interactive tool can be used to supplement Lesson 1 from the Mathematics & Economics publication or any of the lessons listed below.

Key Concepts

Consumers, Goods, Services, Complementary Goods and Services

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Trouble is Brewing in Boston - "Colonial Voices: Hear Them Speak"

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