This Mega Economics Pack has it all! Over three weeks of lessons, activities and stories that will teach your students the basics of economics. You’ll also find directions and materials for your own Market Day Event, Economics Project, Student Bartering Day, and Parents are Producers Day.
During this project, students will earn an income, pay taxes and bills, and learn about the expense of unexpected events. They’ll learn about needs and wants, producers and consumers, goods and services, earning an income, making a budget, supply and demand, saving money, giving, bartering, factories, scarcity and natural, capital and human resources.
Interwoven among the lessons are stories about Katie and her economic dilemmas. These enjoyable stories demonstrate the economic concepts in a realistic way that kids can understand.
The culminating event to this fun unit is Market Day. Students produce goods they sell to their classmates during Market Day. This is an incredibly fun event that former students still talk about three years later.
Here’s what you’ll find in this resource:
Seventeen days worth of lessons, activities, stories and student pages
Suggested Unit Pacing Guide and Tips
Ten colorful and informative posters that introduce new concepts and support student learning
Complete instructions for the Economic Project, Market Day, Student Bartering Day and Parents are Producers Day
An editable copy of the parent information letter (Word Document)
Fiction and nonfiction literature suggestions and links for each concept
Stories about Katie that incorporate economic concepts
The Mother’s Day Present: A Bartering Story
Cards for Tax and Bill Day
Economic Scoot Cards and Student Recording Sheet
Student Recording Sheet for Parents are Producers Day
Table of Contents
Answer Sheets where applicable (8 pages)
Take a look at the preview for a detailed look at the Table of Contents.
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