This 144 page file includes everything you need to implement a booming economy directly into your classroom all year long. As we strive to create 21st century thinkers, problem solvers, and learners, it is essential that we bring real world concepts directly into the hands of our students. A classroom economy is one of the best hands-on approaches that actively involves students in learning some of lifeÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s most important skills. Not to mention, they will be eating right out of your hands when they learn that their income depends on their work ethic in the classroom! So, set the candy and small treats aside and let students earn their rewards while learning to save up for things they really want! This unit can be adapted to meet the needs of any grade level and it is never too early to start. Whether you are focusing on money in first, a thriving economy in second, or economic principles in 3-5th, your students are sure to learn skills that they will carry with them for years to come! This unit includes 17 lesson plans that will keep your students on their toes as they learn about currency, salaries, taxes, price inflation, supply and demand, and much, much more!