Whoo hoo! Finally, a fun (and easy) way to teach some difficult economic concepts! This 53-page file on Economic Systems (Traditional, Market, and Command) is full of engaging, hands-on activities that will make your students understand those tough concepts. Enjoy!
Included in this file:
~Vocabulary Cards for each of the vocabulary terms that can be posted on your Word Wall (I've also included a blank template for you to write your own words, if needed) -- slides 2-5
~PowerPoint-style notes on the three economic systems -- slides 6-18
~A graphic organizer to complete with the notes -- slides 19-20
~"Show Me" review game with 9 questions & answers -- slides 21-41
~Worksheet with 10 comprehension questions and answer key (can be used as a quiz!) -- slides 42-44
~A writing activity where the students will "back up" their opinion -- slides 45-46
~A creative group assignment where the students will work on role plays using the vocabulary words that they've learned in the unit -- slides 47-49
~A fun craftivity where the students create mini-books (based on "The Important Book" by Margaret Wise Brown) -- slides 50-51
~ "Smarty Pants" Ticket Out the Door -- slides 52-53
*This file is aligned to the Georgia Performance Standards for sixth and seventh grade Social Studies:
SS6E1 The student will analyze different economic systems.
a. Compare how traditional, command, and market, economies answer the economic questions of 1-what to produce, 2-how to produce, and 3-for whom to produce.
b. Explain how most countries have a mixed economy located on a continuum between pure market and pure command.
Like what you see? Then bundle up and save! This file is part of my Economics Unit Bundle that is located here: Economics Unit Bundle