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Mr. Lambert from Chicago IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Economics Resources and Games

Help me give my students materials and resources for learning about economics and money!

  • $553 goal

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My Students

Over 85 students come to my classroom in order to create, re-enact, perform, simulate, and do social studies. My students come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and in total they speak over a dozen languages at home. As an educator, it is my hope to bring all of their unique perspectives out into the open. Through this exposure to diverse ideas and opinions, we are able to come together as a community.

When my students leave, I want them to walk away with an appreciation for all that the world has to offer.

It is through our shared experiences that we are able to come closer together as a class and community. We then are able to tackle problems previously thought impossible when working alone.

My Project

The 8th grade students will be debuting an economics unit next year and we need help getting ready! The goal of this project is to provide our students with a variety of activities that teach key economic concepts such as: supply and demand; opportunity cost and trade-offs; investments and savings; along with several other important concepts.

Learning should be fun and memorable!

With this project that will be possible. Students will be able to read about entrepreneurs through history from the numerous "Who is..." collection. The building block sheets will be used for a lesson on business planning. While all the games will be used as a model for teaching behavioral economics. Thank you for taking the time to consider donating to our project!

Mr. Lambert
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
[Improved Design] 4 Baseplates, 10 x 10 Inches Large Thick Base Plates for Building Bricks by Brickyard, Perfect for Activity Table or Displaying Compatible Construction Toys (2 Green, 2 Blue) • Amazon Business $15.95 2 $31.90
HoveBeaty Chess Set Portable Classic Folding Travel Magnetic Chess Set Aluminum Plating, 9.7 x 9.7 x 0.8 inch • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Monopoly: Fortnite Edition Board Game Inspired by Fortnite Video Game Ages 13 & Up • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Ticket to Ride: First Journey • Amazon Business $23.50 1 $23.50
Hasbro Connect 4 Game • Amazon Business $6.89 3 $20.67
Hasbro Guess Who? Classic Game • Amazon Business $9.77 2 $19.54
Hasbro Gaming Scrabble Spanish • Amazon Business $19.53 1 $19.53
Catan Junior • Amazon Business $19.48 1 $19.48
Monopoly Speed Die Edition Board Game Ages 8 and Up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $18.96 1 $18.96
The Economics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained • Amazon Business $18.51 1 $18.51
Hasbro Gaming Battleship Game: Star Wars Edition • Amazon Business $18.39 1 $18.39
Sorry! Game • Amazon Business $8.77 2 $17.54
Blue Orange Games Kingdomino Award Winning Family Strategy Board Game • Amazon Business $16.37 1 $16.37
Hasbro Gaming Monopoly Gamer • Amazon Business $14.42 1 $14.42
Trouble Game • Amazon Business $6.51 2 $13.02
The Useful Book: 201 Life Skills They Used to Teach in Home Ec and Shop • Amazon Business $12.20 1 $12.20
Finance 101 for Kids: Money Lessons Children Cannot Afford to Miss • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
The Infographic Guide to Personal Finance: A Visual Reference for Everything You Need to Know • Amazon Business $9.31 1 $9.31
US Government through Infographics (Super Social Studies Infographics) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
I Want More Pizza: Real World Money Skills For High School, College, And Beyond • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Economics through Infographics (Super Social Studies Infographics) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
AUSTOR 50 Pieces Game Dice Set 5 Translucent Colors 6 Sided Round Corner Dice with Free Storage Bag for Playing Games Like Tenzi, Farkle, Yahtzee, Bunco or Teaching Math • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Kids' Money Book: Earning, Saving, Spending, Investing, Donating • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Striker Jones and the Midnight Archer (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Striker Jones: Elementary Economics For Elementary Detectives, Second Edition (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Who Was Marie Curie? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Steve Jobs? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Dr. Seuss? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Leonardo da Vinci? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Were the Wright Brothers? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Who Was Walt Disney? • Amazon Business $3.39 1 $3.39

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