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Who fixes the swings at the park? The class creates a community bulletin board to explore the goods and services provided for their community in both the private and government sectors. They discuss taxes, consumers' wants and needs, and community cost benefits.
Help your class stinguish between goods and service. They identify the difference between people who provide goods and people who provide services within the community.This lesson includes several online interactive games and activities where young scholars can practice their new economic understanding.
Go back to the year 2002 and analyze data trends related to international trade of goods and services. Great data and background information are provided. Learners use this to answer five critical analysis questions. Tip: Since data is from 11 years ago, why not conduct a comparative analysis with economic data from then and today?
Students explore the concept of goods and services. In this economics lesson, students examine the difference between people who produce goods and people who provide services. Students play a goods and services game to review the lesson.
Students use newspapers to brainstorm a list of the producers of goods and services in their community. In groups, they organize coupons based on the good or service and create a chart to organize the information. They discuss the producers impact on the economy.
Pupils examine the local economy. In this economics lesson, students research the goods and services that local businesses provide and design brochures to promote the businesses in their community.
Learners identify the public goods and services available to them in their community. In groups, they evaluate how each service meets the needs of the people and write a summary. They share this information with the class along with possible solutions to provide their community with better resources.
Students sort pictures into groups. In this goods and services instructional activity, students are given a set of pictures which they must sort into categories. Students label their categories and state why the pictures are in their respective categories. Students sort their pictures again into goods and services and discuss the final sorting.
Second graders explore financial decision making. In this introductory economics lesson, 2nd graders listen to the book Alexander, Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst, and discuss making financial choices based on wants and needs. Students sort cards separating "goods" and "services", and develop savings plans.
Third graders understand the economics of choices in buying. In this goods and services lesson plan, 3rd graders participate in activities to make choices about purchases. Students write stories, answer questions, and complete worksheets to increase understanding of economics.
Fifth graders investigate the connection between taxes and government services.  In this economics lesson, 5th graders discuss the process and benefits of paying sales and income taxes.  Using calculators, students compute the amount of tax paid based on the percentage.  Students list the variety of goods and services provided by the government that assist everyday people, and discuss what life would be like without those services.
Young scholars explore the interdependency of goods and services. In this interdependency lesson, students explore the process of production and discover that many natural goods go through several processes before they arrive at stores.
Students define and describe producers and consumers of goods and services. They analyze the relationship between producers and consumers of goods and services. Students produce a drawing that is well-organized and well-detailed.
Students consider the most important buildings in a community. In this community lesson, students rebuild a "ghost town" by choosing the 10 most important buildings for public or private goods and services. They draw a map and explain why they included each. 
Students read fact sheets and compare different malls and stores on how they compete for consumers. In this competition lesson plan, students learn about the role of the Federal Trade Commission and the goods and services they provide in order to reel in consumers.
Students describe how their families function as producers and consumers of goods and services. They identify what goods and services they must pay for to receive. They compare the work at home to the work done in the community and discuss its importance.
Students determine the differences between goods and services, and saving and spending. In this economics lesson, students listen to a rhyming story about a bunny with money. They play a matching game with the associated cards and work with rhyming words that are presented in the story.
Students explore the different taxes that governments impose. In this taxes activity, students examine the goods and services that different government levels supply with tax dollars. Students play tic-tac-taxes to review what they learned in the activity.
Fourth graders examine what it takes to run a business. In this entrepreneurship lesson, 4th graders examine what it takes to organize a business and the risks that must be taken in order to make money. Students also review good and services, and productive resources.
Students identify and evaluate the cost of the goods and services the government provides to its citizens. They discover that they pay taxes so they can have the goods and services the government supplies to us. They answer comprehension questions to end the lesson.

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