PBL Economic/Farming Unit- 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th

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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
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Purpose: : This Problem-Based Learning (PBL) unit targets economic principles and integrates social studies, reading, writing, and technology. Through several background-knowledge lessons and ongoing mini-lessons, students come to understand that: an efficient business requires specialization and division of labor, communities depend on each other, and scarcity can affect production and consumption.

Overview: The problem is presented by the Future Farmers of America (FFA) seeking out students’ assistance to help farmers create a business plan to qualify for economic stimulus funds. Through collaborative work, teacher coaching, and research (often using technology) students identify and analyze what resources are needed for production, create a representation of the division of labor for their product, and analyze how their product affects communities. Near the end of the unit a drought is introduced and students identify how scarcity affects their product and analyze how they will adapt to the drought conditions.

This unit includes:
- 12 lessons with teacher instructions and links to videos, interactive websites, and SmartBoard lessons
- “Economics RAN” chart
- “Words to Know List”
- “Wants and Needs in My Life”
- “Economic Resource Reinforcement” activity
- “Economic Resources” chart
- Memo from the FFA
- FFA Stimulus Organizer
- “N.C. Draught Spreads” Article
- “Self/Peer Evaluation”
- “FFA Stimulus Plan Rubric”

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Grades: 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade


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18
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks

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PBL Economic/Farming Unit- 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
PBL Economic/Farming Unit- 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
PBL Economic/Farming Unit- 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
PBL Economic/Farming Unit- 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th