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Mrs. Gallagher from San Jose CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Importing Economics and Exporting Equipped Learners

My students need assorted materials, for a basic understanding of economic principals to better equip them to make decisions that effective citizenship requires.

  • $571 goal

This project expired on December 24, 2012.

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My Students

Economics is an integral part of our daily existence; however, it can be an intimidating subject. In order to equip students to make the decisions that effective citizenship requires, it is necessary to introduce economic literacy in the elementary levels.

Since our inception, our school has been dedicated to educating the whole child by offering a rich dynamic educational program.

Discovery is an exciting alternative to traditional schools. Our school is based on developmentally appropriate teaching methods that accommodate the whole child with respect to individual learning styles, developmental readiness, and rates of achievement. Multiple-age classrooms, collaborative teaching, a high level of parent participation, and community involvement greatly contribute to developing our school into a world class learning community. Our school's innovative programs are designed to accommodate the diverse needs of all students, including those who are historically underachieving or academically disadvantaged, to challenge and engage students to master state academic content and to meet or exceed state achievement standards.

My Project

A piggy bank sits on a shelf. Elementary students may not grasp the importance of saving money for the future, or even concepts about supply and demand; but by providing lessons they will develop an understanding that saving and spending money wisely is an important trait to have when they get older. Economic activities provide students with a hands-on approach to dealing with money and financial decisions. The classroom is a great setting for kids to learn practical economics knowledge. Concepts such as import and export, supply and demand, budgeting, wants verses needs, goods and services and production can be introduced. Economics can be an intimidating subject, but an elementary school classroom provides an excellent opportunity to teach students basic economics through activities that focus on an exchange of money for services, needs and luxuries. Through read aloud books, games and hands-on activities my students will learn why economics is important to their lives.

My students need a timeline and economics posters for reference, economic games, leveled read aloud books covering basic economic principles, problem solving activities, and money and play dough for interactive lessons.

I am very excited to develop lessons that will springboard so many life lessons. Please help me build a strong economic foundation for my students.

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
DOUGH MODELING 3.3 LBS TUBS SET OF 6 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty Inc. $37.04 1 $37.04
MONEY BAGS GAME EA • School Specialty Inc. $18.04 1 $18.04
GAME PRESTO CHANGE O • School Specialty Inc. $24.69 1 $24.69
What Is Importing and Exporting? • AKJ Books $6.62 1 $6.62
Lemons and Lemonade: A Book about Supply and Demand Nancy Lo • AKJ Books $19.23 1 $19.23
What Is Supply and Demand? • AKJ Books $6.62 1 $6.62
Wants and Needs (Big Book) • AKJ Books $27.01 1 $27.01
Community Needs • AKJ Books $6.11 1 $6.11
Goods And Services • AKJ Books $18.24 1 $18.24
Goods or Services? • AKJ Books $16.86 1 $16.86
What Are Goods and Services? • AKJ Books $6.62 1 $6.62
From Assembly Lines to Home Offices • AKJ Books $18.69 1 $18.69
Think Twice in a Jar • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39
Living on a Budget • AKJ Books $20.03 1 $20.03
Durable Goods • AKJ Books $7.36 1 $7.36
Cool Jobs for Kids Who Like Kids • AKJ Books $20.03 1 $20.03
Eye on Economics • AKJ Books $20.03 1 $20.03
TD273 - White Tagboard - 12" x 18" • Lakeshore Learning $9.99 1 $9.99
RA807 - Plastic Coins • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
RA521 - Paper Money • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95
LC1279 - The Allowance Game® • Lakeshore Learning $16.95 1 $16.95
FF598 - Problem Solving Practice Cards • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
ECONOMICS BULLETIN BOARD • School Specialty Inc. $6.64 1 $6.64

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