Using play dough is a fun way to introduce new economic concepts and to keep your students engaged. In this video, Shanan Riegle, an award-winning teacher from Yorktown Elementary School in Indiana, demonstrates the Opportunity Cost lesson from Playful Economics by Harlan Day. Playful Economics is a collection of 15 hands-on lessons that use modeling clay to teach economic concepts from goods and services to GDP and inflation. For more information or to purchase this publication, please visit CEE’s store.
Grades 6-8, 9-12