Students will explore assembly line jobs and discover ways to make increase production. Through a simulation of a pizzeria, students will work together to complete specific tasks in the assembly line and collaborate to make their jobs more efficient.
This PDF download comes complete with a lesson plan, assessment, tips for success, materials list, layout of the assembly line, labels, and all printables needed to teach the lesson. I've spent a great deal of work putting it together and have it taught it with much success! My 5th graders loved the simulation and many of them still talk about the economic concepts we learned.
STANDARD - OH.5.Economics.16 – The availability of productive resources and the division of labor impact productive capacity.
LEARNING OUTCOMES - Students will be able to perform one step in an assembly line and correctly answer reflection questions on how the availability of labor and resources impacted the productive capacity of pizzas in the simulation.