Challenge students to put key economic skills to the test in this hands on, problem based learning activity perfect for Valentine’s Day but adaptable for all year! Students will not only learn how to make a useful heart basket, but they will create a budget, analyze available factors of production, explore the benefits of an assembly line and perform an actual work task to generate a profit. You’ll be amazed at how many standards will be covered while students are actively engaged every step of the way! This simulation utilizes common materials (colored paper, scissors, etc.) for students to work together in stages to create a final woven paper basket-cute for Valentine’s Day or any special occasion! This is an all time favorite activity in my intermediate social studies class! Includes detailed directions, tips, and templates, vocabulary student cards, activity worksheets, budget and assembly line teaching information sheets, budget worksheet, problem cards, and a reflection!
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SIMILAR PROJECT BASED RESOURCES!
4th Grade Economics Mini Problem-Based Cookie Activity
4th Grade Statehood Simulation: 3 Steps to Statehood Activity Set
Taxation with Representation Simulation
Native American Project Based Choice Board for 4th & 5th Grades!
Colonial America Project Based Choice Board
ADDITIONAL ECONOMIC RESOURCES:
Economics Mini Unit for 4th Grade
Behavior Management & Economics Based Program
4th Grade Economics Content Specific Vocabulary Activity Pack
BEST SELLING SOCIAL STUDIES BUNDLES:
4th Grade Social Studies Stretchers: A Yearlong Review Bundle!
4th Grade American Revolutionary War Bundle of Activities
Native Americans in Ohio Mega Unit
New 4th Grade Government Bundle of Activities!
Early Ohio Social Studies Activity Bundle
Best Selling! Ohio Transportation Unit
ASSESSEMENTS & TEST PREP!
4th Grade Map Skills Assessment & Vocab Cards
PARCC 4th Grade Informational Test Prep Packet
4th Grade Ohio Social Studies Air Test Prep Scoot!
4th Grade Social Studies Assessment Mega Bundle!
SOCIAL STUDIES VOCAB SETS:
4th Grade Government Content Specific Vocabulary Activity Pack
4th Grade American Revolution Content Specific Vocabulary Activity Pack
4th Grade Native American Content Specific Vocabulary Activity Pack
4th Grade Immigration Content Specific Vocabulary Activity Pack
4th Grade Prehistoric Past Content Specific Vocabulary Activity Pack
4th Grade Map Skills Content Specific Vocabulary Activity Pack
4th Grade Early Ohio Content Specific Vocabulary Activity Pack
READER'S THEATERS FOR SOCIAL STUDIES
Reader's Theater: 4 Leveled Explorer Tales!
Reader's Theater: We the People (Branches of Government)
RT: The War of 1812
Reader's Theater: The Boston Tea Party
Reader's Theater: The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
Reader's Theater: Steps to Statehood!
September 11th 1st and 2nd Hand Account Perspectives
Revolutionary War Human Timeline
4th Grade I Can Social Studies Ohio Model standard statements
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