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.
This project expired on December 24, 2012.
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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.
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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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