Goods and Services: Some are Private, Some are Not

Why doesn't the government provide all goods and services if we pay taxes? Pupils investigate the difference between public and private services. They analyze their communities together with an interactive classroom model and differentiate between private and public services. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Create teams to brainstorm ideas about the community and what is included or missing from bulletin board
  • Invite community members from public and private services to provide expert assistance
Classroom Considerations

  • Store all paper and materials following lesson for reuse
  • Interactive activity requires all students to have internet access
Pros

  • Resource contains printable visuals and worksheets 
  • Provides direct link to the interactive assessment 
Cons

  • None