Economics Unit (2nd Grade, Standards Aligned)

Economics Unit (2nd Grade, Standards Aligned)
Economics Unit (2nd Grade, Standards Aligned)
Economics Unit (2nd Grade, Standards Aligned)
Economics Unit (2nd Grade, Standards Aligned)
Economics Unit (2nd Grade, Standards Aligned)
Economics Unit (2nd Grade, Standards Aligned)
Economics Unit (2nd Grade, Standards Aligned)
Economics Unit (2nd Grade, Standards Aligned)
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*This product is Unit 3 of 3

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Unit 3: Economy-Money and Our Community (Unit 3 of 3)

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Special Notes:

***This unit can be used as is, or can supplement your existing curriculum. See the unit descriptions below for a snapshot of the standards/content covered.***

***Some, not all, items are EDITABLE. Most lesson tasks are EDITABLE word documents in order to fit your students' needs.***

***You will not find traditional tests and worksheets with this product since the social studies standards are heavy on inquiry-based learning. This package contains tasks and lesson sequences that are for teachers ready to try inquiry-based learning. The unit plan offers quick snapshots of lessons, while the detailed lesson plans give an in-depth look at the inquiry-process and facilitation tips for teachers.***

***The lessons in unit are designed to put the learning in the hands of the students while the teacher is the facilitator; therefore, they are rigorous in nature.***

See below for each item included.

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Curriculum Design Notes:

The unit is designed using the Backward Design curriculum model.
1. Start at the standards
2. Design assessment
3. Design instructional components that teach what is being assessed (Instruction focuses on inquiry-based learning, the hallmark of the social studies standards.)

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This unit bundle contains:

1) Standards Alignment Page:
-it details what Social Studies standards, as well as what ELA Anchoring standards, Science Practices, and Math Practices are intertwined
2) Pacing Guide:
-it shows suggested yearly curriculum pacing (Pacing can be adjusted to fit your students' needs.)
3) Unit Overview:
-this is a document that gives a brief overview of all three units (The other two unit materials and lessons are not included.)
4) EDITABLE Essential Questions:
-overarching questions for the unit are noted on the unit plan document
5) Vocabulary Journal:
-this is a student document that is specific to each unit


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General items for the unit's lessons:

1. Student Talk Cards:
-question stems to promote student discourse (can be used with any lesson)
2. EDITABLE Our Group Rubric:
-a rubric for students to fill out that helps them evaluate their own group work (can be used with any lesson)
3. Voice-o-Meter:
-a visual prompt that is great for helping students maintain the appropriate noise level during group activities (can be used with any lesson)
4. EDITABLE I Wonder Page:
-could be used on a bulletin board to engage students in the new topic (can be used with any lesson)

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Included on ALL lesson plans:

Lesson Sequence Format-The lesson plan format is based upon the 5Es.
• Step 1: Engage
• Step 2: Explore
• Step 3: Explain
• Step 4: Elaborate
• Step 5: Evaluate

***The 5 Es lesson sequence includes suggestions for facilitation. Each lesson gives suggested techniques on moving to a lesson format that is student-led and facilitated by the teacher. (You will need to provide your students with the appropriate amount of scaffolding, if necessary.)***

1. Suggested lesson pacing noted (Pacing can be adjusted to fit your students' needs.)
2. Targeted and additional standards are listed
3. Assessments (formative and summative) are listed
4. Target(s)/I can statement(s) are noted
5. Standards-aligned vocabulary are listed
6. Possible teacher questions are noted
7. Materials needed are noted
8. Suggested teacher reads are listed (Other similar books can be substituted if you don’t have the suggested ones.)


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Unit 3: Specific Content

Targeted Standards:
 SS.EC.1.2-demonstrate how our choices can
affect ourselves and others in positive and
negative ways
 SS.EC.2.2- explain the role of money in making
exchanges easier
 SS.EC.3.2- compare the goods and services that
people in the local community produce and
those that are produced in other communities
 SS.EC.FL.4.2-explain that money can be saved or
spent on goods and services

Lesson 1: My Choices

Lesson specifics-
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-Daily Graphic Organizer: it helps with the student inquiry process and handling of information gained from sources on making choices
-EDITABLE Teacher Vocabulary Cards: demonstrate, choices, positive,
negative
-Smart Board: choices slides (a PowerPoint version is also included)
-EDITABLE Lesson Task(s): cause and effect map task (a way to get students to think about the consequences of their actions)

Lesson 2: Buying and Selling


Lesson specifics-
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-Daily Graphic Organizer: it helps with the student inquiry process and handling of information gained from sources on buying and selling
-EDITABLE Teacher Vocabulary Cards: exchange, goods, services, community
-EDITABLE Lesson Task(s): my plan task (a kid friendly way for students to think about buying and selling)

Lesson 3: Comparing Goods and Services


Lesson specifics-
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-Daily Graphic Organizer: it helps with the student inquiry process and handling of information gained from sources on goods and services
-EDITABLE Teacher Vocabulary Cards: goods, services, community,
urban, rural
-EDITABLE Lesson Task(s): urban/rural t-chart task (for comparisons)

Lesson 4: Saving and Spending


Lesson specifics-
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-Daily Graphic Organizer: it helps with the student inquiry process and handling of information gained from sources on saving and spending
-EDITABLE Teacher Vocabulary Cards: saved, spent, goods, services
-EDITABLE Lesson Task(s): my saving/spending plan task (a kid friendly way to get students to think about money)


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Lessons are also sold separately. You can find individual social studies lessons here:


Geography Lessons:
Geography Lesson-Creating and Using Maps
Geography Lesson-My Community’s Characteristics
Geogrpahy Lesson-Using Resources
Geography Lesson-Changes Over Time

Government Lessons:
Government Lesson-What a Government Does
Government Lesson-Working Together

Economics Lessons:
Economics Lesson-My Choices
Economics Lesson-Buying and Selling
Economics Lesson-Comparing Goods and Services
Economics Lesson-Saving and Spending


Unit bundles can be found here:
Geography Unit-What Our Community Looks Like
Government Unit-How Our Community Runs
Economics Unit-Money and Our Community


The second grade social studies curriculum (3 units, 10 lessons total) can be found here:
Second Grade Social Studies Curriculum

If you are looking for resources for all second grade subjects, check out my Second Grade MEGA Bundle.
Total Pages
36 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
2 months
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