Holiday Economics {A Social Studies Unit}

Grade Levels
K - 3rd
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83 pages
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Embrace the holiday craziness & turn your classroom into a North Pole workshop. The overall idea of this unit is to turn your students into entrepreneurs and your classroom into a North Pole workshop! You will teach various social studies concepts and will guide students into developing businesses in teams. Students will earn money from you each day based on their productivity level. On the final day of the unit, all the goods created will be for sale. Students will first have to pay taxes, then will get to shop with their remaining earnings. The items created in your classroom will be great gifts students can “buy” to give to their family members for the holidays.

Social Studies Topics covered include:

•Wants vs. Needs

•Goods vs. Services

•Producers vs. Consumers

•Businesses in our communities

•Supply & Demand

•The role of banks


⚠️Adapt the ideas presented in this unit for your individual classroom. *Not all students celebrate Christmas, so feel free to adapt any way you see fit* The posters now come with and without a holiday-themed border. ⚠️

Get easy craft ideas for your businesses on my blog.

Download the preview to see what's included!

⭐Updated to include different options (lower and upper grades) for the end of unit assessment.⭐

You might also be interested in our holidays around the world reading comprehension resource, Comprehension Quest -Save Santa.

©Thrifty in Third Grade


Total Pages
83 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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