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CONSUMER ECONOMICS SOCIAL STUDIES ACTIVITIES THEME UNIT CURRICULUM

 

 

 
Teaching elementary economics while reinforcing other basic skills.
 
 

ELEMENTARY ECONOMICS LESSONS

 

This category includes elementary economic material for primary education, kindergarten through 6th grade.  These lessons, lesson plans, and worksheets will introduce your students to consumer economics and very basic economic principles, while reinforcing other basic skills such as money recognition and basic math.

 

This introduction to economics for early learners includes topics such as: what money is, where it comes from, and what we do with it.  Earning money, spending money, and saving money.  With the following lessons, and your review, students should understand goods and services, needs and wants, and the difference between producers and consumers.

 

 

 

 

 


INTRODUCTION TO MONEY

Introduction to Money Lesson Plan

LESSON PLAN:

INTRODUCTION TO MONEY
An introduction to money lesson plan: What is money, how do you get it, and what do you use it for. This lesson is a good introduction to the concept of money.

SPEND, SAVE AND SHARE

LESSON PLAN:

SPEND, SAVE, AND SHARE
This lesson teaches students about the difference between spending, saving, and sharing while setting goals.

NEEDS OR WANTSNeeds or Wants Lesson

 

Needs or Wants

An important economic concept is understanding the difference between needs and wants.

 

GOODS AND SERVICES

Goods and Services Lesson Plan

 

Goods and Services

Identify workers providing goods and services.

             

OPPORTUNITY COST

Goods and Services Lesson Plan

 

Opportunity Cost

Elementary introduction to the basic economics concept of opportunity cost. Make decisions regarding opportunity costs.

 

PAYING FOR FOOD

  * Paying for Food

Practice spending money skills .

             

WHAT CAN WE BUY?

 

What can we buy?

Purchasing items with coins.

 

GETTING PAID FOR CHORES

Getting Paid Worksheet Lesson Plan

 

Getting Paid for Chores

Understand how you may get money.

             

COIN SHOPPING MATCH

 

 

 

Coin Shopping Match

Practice matching coin amounts to items.

 

 

CHILDREN'S BUDGET WORKSHEETBudgeting Worksheet - Children's Budget

 

Children's Budget Worksheet

Use these worksheets to teach basic budget concepts.

Even a child should understand basic personal finance concepts.

             

BUYING FOOD AND GETTING CHANGE

 

Buying Food and Getting Change

Practice spending money skills and getting back change.

   

What is Money? - Lesson Plan

Students become acquainted with money.  Lesson includes learning about money as an exchange tool to purchase goods, and developing responsible attitudes and appreciation of money.  Includes play store activity.

CLASSROOM ECONOMY - MONEYINSTRUCTOR-NOMICS  
 

Classroom Economy: MoneyInstructor-nomics

A series of lessons for creating and implementing a classroom economy.  These lessons take students through the process of introducing currency into a classroom economy, applying for classroom jobs, opening a business, and paying taxes.

 
       
             

For more material on earning, spending, paying taxes, please see the following categories, or go to the Money Instructor home page.

             
  EARNING MONEY
Teach and learn about earning and making money.  Learn different ways that people make money.  Practice reading and understanding earnings statements and time card sheets, income, health insurance, deductions, and other lessons related to earning and making money.  Money worksheets, lessons, and lesson plans.
 
       
  SPENDING MONEY
Worksheets and Lessons with a spending money theme. Students practice their spending money skills by using these spending money worksheets and lessons.  Spending money is an interesting topic to use while reinforcing students' basic math skills such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and other skills such as reading comprehension.  Learn consumer math skills..
 
       
  PAYING TAXES
Teach your students tax basics. Do your students know what taxes are?  These worksheets and lessons may be used to help teach your students tax basics.  Use them to help students understand what are taxes, why do we pay taxes, and what taxes are used for, while reinforcing basic math and reading comprehension.
 

 

 

 

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