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Students define economics; Explain the importance and process of making economic choices and decisions; Identify the factors of Production; Determine the goal of entrepreneurship. Students identify and describe the difficulties associated with barter; Identify and describe the difficulties associated with barter; Explain why true self-sufficiency is rare; Identify the economic benefits of interdependence.
Students examine The Employment Report from April 2010. In this economic data lesson, students review data provided and explore links to figure out the changes in U.S. employment and unemployment and what factors have influenced it by completing provided questions through assessment.
Help your class understand the free enterprise system by developing a content specific vocabulary and engaging in a role play excercise. They make products to sell in a fictitious factory they create as a way to earn money for a charity.They make posters for their sale and take turns selling their goods in front of the class. This is a three-week project and totally worth the time.
Eighth graders create their own newspaper and write articles about things related to the Industrial Revolution. They include five different inventions from the time period and explain how they either benefited or harmed society. They research two famous inventors from the time period and include articles about them. The write about the new tariffs that helped fund factories and analyze the pros and cons surrounding factories.
Have your class create a mural to show the sequence of steps in a production line. They label the economic resources used in the production of a product. They also get to participate in a production line and make choices regarding the resources used in the production process.