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The Pickle Patch Bathtub
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Students learn about opportunity cost, saving, savings goals and a savings plan by reading The Pickle Patch Bathtub. Students will develop savings plans that lead to their own savings goals. more »
Grades: 3-5 | Source: Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis | Type: lesson
 
After reading and discussing a story about a family during the Great Depression, students differentiate between goods, services, barter, and money. Students are led through several rounds of a barter activity that incorporates m... more »
Grades: 3-5 | Source: Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis | Type: lesson - children's literature
Colonial Marketplace
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Students will participate as children of colonial farmers in a simulation of a market. They will first barter, exchanging the goods they “produced” for other goods. Then, in a second round, they will trade again, using money as th... more »
Grades: 3-5, 6-8 | Source: EconFun | Type: lesson
Tortilla Factory
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Students observe the teacher produce a paper taco and produce their own paper tacos following the process demonstrated by the teacher. Students learn about the productive resources—human resources, natural resources, and capit... more »
Grades: 3-5 | Source: Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis | Type: lesson - children\'s literature
Believe it or Not?
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Advertisements can tell consumers about prices and other information that may help them in the decisions they make about what to buy. But students also should know that ads are slanted by sellers to show a product in the best lig... more »
Grades: 3-5, 6-8 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
Monetary vs. Fiscal Policy
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The teacher shows a U-tube of Ben Bernacke answering a question about the importance of monetary policy in the nation’s history for the first three minutes. She then leads a class discussion of the key points from his answer empha... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Missouri Council on Economic Education | Type: pedagogy
Currency and the Fed
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Students consider who is pictured on the different denominations of U.S. currency and why. They participate in an activity to identify functions of basic, everyday items and then identify and explain the functions of another basic... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis | Type: lesson
 
This lesson will provide students a solid understanding of the Social Security program, its history and operation and some of the current problems it is facing. It will also give students the opportunity to examine the effectivene... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: MacNeil/Lehrer Productions | Type: Lesson
 
Entrepreneurial Spirit: Food Cart is designed to encourage students to apply their creative energies to designing a cart that will sell food. Students work in groups to create their concept and basic business plan to share with t... more »
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 | Source: Bessie Moore Center for Economic Education | Type: lesson
 
A little mouse shows up at a young man's house. The young man gives the mouse a cookie and starts a chain of events. Learn about unlimited wants, and goods and services. more »
Grades: K-2 | Source: EcEdWeb | Type: Lesson
 
One of the most common replies given by parents when their children ask for money is “Do I look like I’m made of Money?” This lesson is designed to educate students about the need for money as a generally accept... more »
Grades: 3-5, 6-8 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
Cards, Cars and Currency
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Cards, Cars and Currency is a curriculum unit that challenges students to become involved in three specific areas of personal finance: credit cards, debit cards and purchasing a car. The unit is divided into five lesson plans. The... more »
Grades: 6-8, 9-12 | Source: Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis | Type: lessons
You Decide!
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Think about a difficult decision you have had to make. After you decided did it work out? Why or why not? Why do you think decisions and choices are hard to make? We make personal decisions and we make decisions as groups. Th... more »
Grades: 3-5 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
The Inuit people of northern Canada provide an example of a traditional economy. For thousands of years, Inuit parents have taught their children the survival skills needed to survive in the Arctic Circle's severe climate. Studen... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
I Can Be an Entrepreneur
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Learners are given advice on how they can earn extra money by becoming an entrepreneur. After investigating several web pages that offer examples of what other people their age have done to earn money, students identify three mone... more »
Grades: 3-5, 6-8 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
Be An Ad Detective
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Every day, students are bombarded by advertising. They cannot escape it. But marketers realize that many people—especially young people—are becoming very good at tuning ads out. Businesses thus are becoming more creati... more »
Grades: 3-5, 6-8 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
iPhone Launch
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Investigates the notion that when consumers buy stock in businesses or purchase the products that those businesses produce, they are casting a vote for that business or product, and against the business or products of competitors.... more »
Grades: 6-8, 9-12 | Source: MacNeil/Lehrer Productions | Type: Lesson
 
Our Hidden Jobless: A lesson plan featuring in-class debate, original research and some surprising conclusions about the unemployment data, built around a video in which Chicago's Ebony Allen tries to get a job. Objectives: -to ... more »
Grades: 6-8, 9-12 | Source: MacNeil/Lehrer Productions | Type: lesson / video
 
The Federal Reserve System is our nation’s central bank. Composed of the 12 regional federal Reserve Banks and the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., the Fed serves three crucial functions in our economy. It establishes and i... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Federal Reserve Education | Type: lesson
Monster Musical Chairs
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Students listen to the book Monster Musical Chairs and identify the scarcity problem the monsters had— not enough chairs for every monster to have one. Students wear a picture of a want they have drawn and play a version of music... more »
Grades: K-2 | Source: Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis | Type: lesson

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