The Economics Unit is filled with activities, PowerPoints, and assessments to learn about economics. (Includes 21 files below)
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Economics: Supply and Demand
“Economics: Supply and Demand” is a Social Studies lesson that focuses on understanding the law of supply and demand and its effect on prices in a market economy. The original informational text provides an overview of the definitions of supply and deman
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 powerpoint presentation is a guide to teach a lesson on Supply and Demand. Not only will your students learn these basic economic principles, but they will have fun doing it! This lesson is designed to engage your students in a way that they will never forget the laws of supply and demand!
This product received a HUGE make-over in June 2016. Please redownload if you have already purchased it.
This is a Powerpoint lesson on Producers and Consumers for Economics. This can be a very interactive lesson if you print the second to last page. These are Producer and Consumer
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, Religions of Asia, India's Independence, Vietnam's Independence, Rebuilding Japan after World War II, Commu
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, projec
This 26 page slideshow goes with the 2nd Grade Social Studies Standard:
Student will identify ways in which goods and services are allocated (by price; majority rule; contests; force; sharing; lottery; command; first-come, first-served; personal characteristics; and others).
This unit is great way
This comprehensive economics/entrepreneurship unit focuses on grades 3-5. (Sixth grade can even benefit.) As a project based learning unit, students learn about local businesses and how they create business plans and advertise.
- Powerpoint teaching students about becoming an entrepre
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
This Supply and Demand PowerPoint has 10 Realistic school situations in which the student chooses between High Demand/Low Supply or Low Demand/High Supply. There is also a cut and paste sorting activity with the exact same scenarios in the larger file (below) to use for reinforcement if desired. This
Review game created to cover all of Georgia 3rd Grade standards dealing with Economics. Topics included are natural, human, and capital resources, entrepreneurship, saving vs. spending, taxes, banking, budgeting, goods and services. This is a great review for those tests coming up!!
This is a great fun and interactive game to play with your secondary U.S. History students when studying the causes of the Great Depression. The presentation begins with an engaging introduction to the stock market. Very detailed directions are then given to play the stock market simulation game. Stu
A 32 slide Powerpoint presentation and 2-sided note sheet.
Topics covered include:
*difference between goods and services
*goods/services for sale by businesses
*goods/services provided by the government
*ways to pay for goods/services (cash, check, credit, debit)
*the reason for taxes.
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, adv
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 clas
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 w
Economics PowerPoint. Defines economics, economics terms, and the study of supply and demand. Explains the traditional economy, and in simple terms the differences between three different economic systems: the market economy, which is also known as capitalism; the command economy, which is also known
This file is a resource pack that explains how voluntary trade benefits buyers and sellers in Canada and the functions of NAFTA (as outlined by the Georgia Standard of Excellence – SS6E5). This lesson includes a presentation with important information about specialization, trade barriers – tariff, qu
This 60-page file is a presentation that explains personal money management choices in terms of income, spending, credit, saving, and investing (as outlined by the Georgia Performance Standards – SS6E4 and SS7E4). The presentation includes notes and comprehension questions related to the standard. Th
This powerpoint covers the following vocabulary words: wants, needs, goods, services, factory, industry, producer, consumer,and worker.
There are two videos linked from Youtube.
I used this with first grade but would be good for kindergarten and second grade.
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This is a great resource to use if you are teaching persuasive text. Advertising is a type of environmental text that is associated with the concept of persuasion. This presentation includes:
- An elementary explanation about advertising
- Where advertisement is located
- The parts of an advertisem
This economic unit, Wants and Needs, is geared towards the Primary Classroom, grades 1 - 3. It is packed with everything you need to learn the basics of wants, needs, saving, and earning. There are over 150 pages in this huge unit! I promise you'll be very happy with everything you'll receive!
This file contains everything that you need in order to teach the four factors of economic growth in a FUN way. There are activities that get the kids up and moving before and after they view the presentation on natural resources, human capital, capital goods, & entrepreneurship. Economic concept
Economic Lessons 1-4
Key Economic Concepts Made Easy
These worksheets and PowerPoints were designed to assist with the teaching of key economic concepts that many students struggle with. These concepts have
This digital download is for a Economics Jeopardy game.
This game features the following categories:
Key Terms - 5 questions
Goods & Services - 5 questions
Natural Resources - 5 questions
Scarcity - 2 questions
Needs & Wants - 2 questions
This game is a great review of basic economic skill
Labor Day is an important September American holiday that's often overlooked in our school curriculum. This no prep lesson activity will help students in kindergarten (K), first (1), and second (2) grades understand that Labor Day means more than the end of summer and a day off from school. This le
This powerpoint describes the 4 types of productive resources - natural, human, and capital resources, as well as entrepreneurship. It also gives definitions and examples of supply and demand and how these forces work in our economy
Do you find that you have more standards to teach than time to teach it? Me too! That’s why I created this Social Studies lesson that combines content with reading and writing. “Economics: Saving and Investing” presents the information students need to understand these financial terms with opportu
Eight Strands of Social Studies PowerPoint Activity. This is a social studies PowerPoint intended to teach students about the 8 strands of social studies. The 8 strands addressed are: Culture, History, Government, Economy, Social Studies Skills, Science, Technology, and Society, Citizenship, and Geo
This is a complete lesson plan about the functions, types, and characteristics of money. It also takes an in-depth look at the M1 and M2 money supplies, and the monetary base. (This lesson is part of a larger unit on
Description of Government, Why We Have Government and Overview of 4 Types of Government: Monarchy, Democracy, Dictatorship, Oligarchy.
Used to Assist in Center-Based Special Education Program for 6-8 Grade.
Coincides with Colorado Social Studies Extended Evidence Outcomes for Comm
The Disadvantages and Advantages of Credit Cards
Credit card debt has become a serious problem in America. These learning materials focus on teaching students valuable and practical knowledge about credit cards.
• Define credit card and cre
Supply and Demand
Equilibrium, Surplus, Shortage, Price Ceiling, and Price Floor
(Economics Made Easy)
With these materials, students will be able to apply what they have learned about the law of supply and law of demand in the p
This 27-page file is a presentation that compare and contrasts the different types of trade barriers: tariff, quota, & embargo. There are presentation-style notes, as well as several interactive notebook printables and activities that you can easily use with your students. This file makes learnin
This 80-page file is a presentation that compares the economies of Asian countries: China, India, Japan, and North Korea (as outlined by the Georgia Performance Standard -- SS7E8). Topics discussed: Economic System, Land Use, Natural Resources, Industries, Specialization, GDP and GDP Per Capita, Unem
Economics Powerpoint 3rd Grade Earning, Spending, and Saving Money
"Economics Show What You Know" is available for purchase in my TPT store. It is great for test prep:)
This is a complete lesson plan about the basic history and organizational structure of the Federal Reserve System. It also explores the Fed’s three major functions: the payments system, supervision and regulation, and monetary policy. (This lesson is part of a larger unit on
The Four Economic Systems
Key Economic Concepts Made Easy
The worksheets and the PowerPoint are designed to assist with the teaching of key economic concepts that many students struggle with. The concepts have been simplified and broken down into more
This interactive and engaging lesson is a complete resource to introduce your students to the concepts of goods/services and producers/consumers. It is important for students to master Goods and Services in order to have an adequate understanding of these topics and improve their Soc
9 slides for first day of economics. Group exercise in setting up a zoo to demonstrate scarcity, opportunity cost, benefits v costs, etc. On slide 7, hear Obama say, "There Is No Such Thing As A Free Lunch." Or, TINSTAAFL.
This detailed PowerPoint covers US coins: penny, nickel, dime and quarter. It also mentions half dollar, gold dollar and paper money. It was designed to teach the AZ Social Studies standard on identifying coins. The emphasis is on coin features as well as value. The PP has interactive sections on
The Law of Supply and
Important Factors that Change Supply
(Economics Made Easy)
This is a follow up to the materials covering demand. The concepts have been simplified, scaffold, and learning enhanced wit
Supply and demand ready to use lesson! This is an all in one resource to use to teach the concept of supply and demand, written in kid friendly language. This complete lesson includes:
-Engaging 13 slide PowerPoint presentation explaining supply and demand that includes whole group practice
This is a complete lesson plan that explores the many facets of Gross Domestic Product. It examines the three different ways to calculate GDP, the difference between nominal GDP and real GDP, and GDP per capita. (This lesson is part of a larger unit on
Updated Oct. 2015: The update makes the connection between falling oil prices 2014-2015 and OPEC's strategy to make hydraulic fracture drilling ("fracking") unprofitable for US oil companies.
This 27-slide PowerPoint presentation introduces the history and purposes of OPEC. It includes large visual