This project will provide your students with a hands-on opportunity to practice what they have learned while studying Economics. Students create a product to sell to their classmates complete with an advertising poster to describe their product and designed to attract potential buyers. In addition, students must complete a chart showing what resources were used to create their product (human, natural, and capital.)
As a second grade teacher this is my favorite project of the year! My students LOVE doing this project. We do this as a grade level so each homeroom can visit another teacher’s homeroom to purchase the products made by that class.
Not only do the students have fun but they use the Economics terminology throughout the project and during Market Day. In addition, they practice their math skills by using the nickels they have earned in class to make purchases during Market Day.