Interactive Notebooks are all the rage in Language Arts and Math classrooms. (And rightfully so, they're awesome!). It's time we bring them to Social Studies! This kit will help you jazz up some of your geography/history/government/economics lessons and make them engaging and FUN! The 100+ activitie
This unit is packed full of engaging activities to teach your students about economics. Included in this pack:
1. Goods & Services
2. Producers & Consumers
3. Importing & Exporting
4. Overhead, Wages, & Profits
5. Running a Business
6. Assembly Lines
7. Types of Resources
MEDIA LITERACY - Over 10 media literacy activities - poetry, writing, discussion topics and more! My students have always enjoyed working on a Media Unit and some of my best classroom discussions have related to media, social media and advertising.
Includes activities designed to stimulate classr
This Oregon Trail simulation activity is meant to simulate what pioneers had to go through when they decided to travel the Oregon Trail, one of the longest trails in North America. Pioneers began their journey in Independence, Missouri, crossed the Missouri River, traveled through Chimney Rock, Nebr
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:
This mini-unit includes a week's worth of plans for economic resources, focusing specifically on natural, human, and capital resources, as well as entrepreneurs. Standards are included for Georgia; but this is generic enough for any economics unit.
Inside this unit:
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Touch Money is a great way to teach your students how to count groups of coins! I use this with my special learners who benefit from the visuals of touch points.
This packet includes:
-Front & back touch money posters
-Draw the line to front/back of the matching coin (6 pages)
-Write the coin
When life gives you lemons, teach about economics!
In today's world, there's no denying it. We need business-minded students to matriculate into a fast-paced global economy. This 89 page supplemental file is meant to enhance your Social Studies curriculum by allowing your students to experience w
The ultimate goal of common core standards is to prepare students for the work force. "Jobs, Life, and Budgeting" is a chance to teach kids how the real world works.
Students will have a chance to learn that making money does not always mean keeping money. With taxes, unforeseen circumstances, hou
Economics Close Reading, Interactive Notebook, and Comprehension Passages
This economics resource includes a total of 9 passages for students to gain a deeper understanding of economics and common economics terms.
The first 3 informational passages review and define economic terms and ideas. Each
Everything you need for third grade social studies curriculum in one giant bundle! This mega bundle contains 10 complete units, to teach a complete year of social studies! The materials in this bundle sell separately for $65.00. Save BIG by buying them together! Check out the links to the individua
Calling all inventors! Have your students create their own invention while tying in skills such as steps in a process, marketing, sales, and resources. This is a great follow up activity to studying famous inventors too!
This 82 piece farm community set is a combination 72 brand new unique pieces of clip art and 10 pieces from in other sets. This bundle is a great value! Free Farmer Clip art with Preview
1 Barn - also in community buildings
1 Hog Haven with pigs
1 Fenced in
Everyone loves pizza. As your students open their own pizzeria restaurant, this student-centered PBL unit incorporates collaboration and differentiation by giving student choice. This real-world challenge requires students to use inquiry, critical thinking, and their creative minds during the high-i
This ZIP file contains all of my Southern and Eastern Asia files – Geography of Southern and Eastern Asia, Environmental Issues of Asia, Comparing Asian Governments, Comparing Asian Economies, Belief Systems, India's Independence, Vietnam's Independence, Rebuilding Japan after World War II, Communi
These fun and easy activities can be used to introduce, review, and/or assess common economics concepts. The combined content in this pack can also be purchased at my store as individual lessons.*
-- economics introduction,
-- goods/services, and
Looking to re-vamp your classroom management system? Well implementing a classroom economy is a fun and educational way to promote making good choices while teaching students about money management. Students earn money through a classroom job and making good choices on a daily basis. Then students
This ZIP file contains six “Economics-related” files – Economic Systems, Factors of Economic Growth, Trade Barriers, Literacy Rate and Standard of Living, Economics Task Cards, and Currency Exchange – Two Fun Activities. There are over 150 pages of notes, group activities, writing assignments, proje
In this resource, there are four nonfiction reading passages based on general economics, economic resources, personal budgets, and taxes, and what the Georgia Standards say students should know and understand about our economy. Each leveled text is differentiated for your high, mid, and lower level
Has teaching Economics brought you down??? Try this hands-on resources sorting activity pack.
Economics is one of the most challenging things that we teach! In this packet students will sort the words into one of the three categories: capital resources, human resources, and natural resources.
Economics Activities and Lessons: Complete Unit for Upper Elementary Students
I use this unit to teach my fifth grade students. Since this can be a pretty complex topic, I have made it very student friendly. The lessons can be simplified for younger students or enhanced for older students.
This classroom-tested and refined file contains virtually everything you'll need to set up and manage a classroom economy in your elementary classroom. There are detailed descriptions of all of the components and routines, and classroom printables including:
* over 30 different possible classroom j
Task cards cover types of resources, capital goods, entrepreneurs, and more. There are 28 cards that specifically cover what the Georgia standards for third grade economics suggests however, the questions are general enough for various grade levels and other states.
Personal financial literacy notes and activities for students based on the new Texas math standards on personal financial literacy. This personal financial literacy bundle, designed for the 6th grade and interactive notebooks, focus on the following TEKS:
6.14A: Comparing the features of checking a
This is a FUN, engaging in-class activity that helps students understand, relate to, and apply their knowledge of cultural diffusion.
Students work together to analyze the McDonald's menu of their given country (India, Singapore, Israel, Japan, and Mexico) In addition to the menu of a given country
*New and Improved!!! 3/23/15
This is the entire unit that I use to teach economics. Depending on how many lessons you put together in one session, it will take you longer or shorter to complete the unit. I usually plan on the last two weeks of school.
This unit includes tons of anchor charts (pos
In this fun social studies project, students will have the opportunity to create their own cereal. They will pick your flavor/ingredients, design or cereal, and cereal box. Target audience, slogans, and other advertising techniques are introduced.
I use this with my third grade students. Then th
Challenge your gifted and talented to play the “game of life” and survive financially during their first year in college. This concept-based unit allows students to “earn” an inheritance from a distant relative by repurposing items from a barn. With this “money,” students find affordable housing,
Make economics real for your students! This packet contains everything you need to implement a successful market day in your classroom! Students will learn about the principles of supply and demand, goods and services, production and consumption, and more!
What's included in this packet:
Students participate in a Free-Enterprise activity by competing against their classmates to design the best shoe.
I use this when I teach Free-Enterprise in US History for the Industrial Revolution but it would also make a great Economics activity.
Students need to feel ownership in their classroom so what better way then implementing a classroom economy! This community job packet includes 23 different classroom job cards that support a productive classroom economy in which students are earning money for performing their classroom job and/or
This ZIP file contains all three of my Daily Social Studies Warm-Up files that are aligned to the Georgia Performance Standards for seventh grade Social Studies (Africa, Southwest Asia, Southern and Eastern Asia). There are 235 questions that you can use to begin your Social Studies class every day.
This is a one day stock market simulation that will help your students understand the major causes of the stock market crash of October 29th, 1929 while role playing and while working together! This lesson is an amazing way to start your unit on the Great Depression!
This lesson provides students
Looking for a "hands on" way to teach your intermediate students the meaning of supply and demand without the messiness of a real life lemonade stand? Try out this worksheet and lesson for an online simulation where students run their own lemonade stand and determine how the cost of their product as
**Updated to the NEW Virginia SOLS (2016)**
This is a 37 page instructional SMART Board lesson that covers Virginia Studies SOLs VS.3 - the entire Jamestown Unit. This lesson is full of interactive activities, video clips, websites, pictures and more!
This SMARTboard usually takes me about 2 -3 w
If you are like me you LOVE Time For Kids Magazines. I think they are such a wonderful resource for students and teachers. The problem is that with such little time in a day i don't always get a chance to get to the TFK. I decided to create task cards for the magazines so that if my students ende
Economics can be a challenging topic to teach, because there are some abstract ideas and complex mathematical concepts. However, these causation cards will help your students master this information! They were created for upper elementary, but they can even be used in middle school!
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Social Studies: Geography, Economics, & Citizenship Interactive Notebook Unit 6th Grade
This is a complete interactive notebook unit with assessments for an Introduction to Social Studies: Geography, Economics, and Citizenship. This 80 page unit includes activities and a complete answer key.
These questions are also a part of the 5th Grade STAAR and TEKS-aligned Assessments BUNDLE!
This set includes 6 assessments with 5 problems each aligned to the Fifth Grade Personal Financial Literacy TEKS. There are 30 total problems!!!
Answer keys and a data form to track student progress are al
Looking for classroom money to match your rock 'n roll or rockstar theme? Look no further. This product provides you with one six-bucks-per-page printable file of rockin' classroom dollars. Just print, copy, and cut! Looking for classroom money in a different theme? Just ask. More themes available.
Economics Vocabulary Trading Cards! This is a set of 24 economics vocabulary cards that you can use to strengthen students vocabulary in an economics unit. They can be used as economics flashcards or task cards and my students LOVE using them!
This Economics Trading Card Set includes:
• 24 economi
Lawn Boy Novel Guide, Test, Online Stock Market Simulation includes everything a teacher needs to use this great book in your classroom. Introduce students to economics, financial literacy, and personal finance using Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen.
This comprehensive guide to Lawn Boy includes:
Economic Differentiated Reading Passages
**UPDATE: Paperless Digital Version Included** In addition to all printable options previously featured, this resource now also features a digital version of all resources included (even student response sheets!) that you can share with students in order to
The unit includes the history of the Texas Cattle Drives with reading, writing, math, geography and language translations! Students will decide on a location for their own cattle ranch, then decide where they will drive their cattle to market. They will have to hire and pay trail hands, cooks, and
This file is a resource pack about the purpose of the European Union and the relationship between member nations (as outlined by the Georgia Standard of Excellence – SS6E8d). This lesson includes a presentation with important information relating to the history of the European Union, its purpose, ad
Personal Financial Literacy is required by the new Texas math standards. This is a personal financial literacy bundle designed for the 7th grade and interactive notebooks.
Looking for more TEKS-aligned STAAR Test Prep materials? Buy the BUNDLE and SAVE!!!: 7th Grade Math STAAR Test Prep BUNDLE
This lesson was a result of a furious debate among a group of my friends. It started one Friday night when a friend showed up with a new pair of ‘toms’ shoes and all hell broke loose…
This lesson brings up many questions about things that we take for granted as ‘good’ and positive.
Challenge students to put key economic skills to the test in this hands on, engaging activity! Students will create a budget, analyze available factors of production, and perform an actual work task to generate a profit. This simulation utilizes common materials (toothpicks, cookies, paperclips, w
The popular TV show Shark Tank gives contestants the chance to share their business idea with a team of investors referred to as sharks. This project mimicks the TV show and makes a great end-of-the-year project or a project to raise funds for your class or school. Students come up with a project or
Economics fun – S’mores Import and Export
Students love importing and exporting raw materials to create S’mores in this highly engaging interactive vocabulary and concept lesson.
This powerpoint can be used in a short class period (45 minutes) but is better suited to several class periods for di