"Tarantula Shoes," by Tom Birdseye
Learners read a book and explore spending, saving, opportunity cost, and trade-offs. They keep a diary of expenses to track their spending and examine their opportunity costs.
2nd - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
The Pickle Patch Bathtub
What do your pupils want to save up their money for? Based around the book The Pickle Patch Bathtub, this lesson covers opportunity cost, saving, and spending. Learners participate in a discussion and practice making their own savings...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Beatrice’s Goat: A Lesson on Savings Goals
Youngsters learn the meaning of saving and how to reach savings goals by first reading a story of a young Ugandan girl who is gifted a goat, and then discovering the opportunity costs of savings decisions made by her and her family.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Market Economy
From consumers and producers to profits and incentives, offer your learners an overview of the market economy and the concept of supply and demand. Here you will find reading materials that cover several fundamental terms of economics,...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Focus on Economic Data: Consumer Price Index and Inflation, March , 2012
Learners use the CPI-U index to determine how inflation changes have affected consumerism, labor, and the urban landscape. Young economists take a critical look at some hard-hitting data to explore the similarities in inflation rates...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History