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Students learn about the five-step PACED decision-making process. Students complete a decision-making grid and participate in a taste test to determine the best mini pretzel. They learn about ways to complete a decision-making grid for criteria.
A Lesson to Accompany "The First Bank of the United States: A Chapter in the History of Central Banking"
In this lesson, students view a film segment about the early United States and the first Bank of the United States. They work in groups to examine quotations from Hamilton’s and Jefferson’s letters to President Washington and summarize the arguments.
This publication outlines the creation and the evolution of the Federal Reserve Banking system during its first century of operation, from 1913 to 2013.
In this lesson, students view a video on the characteristics and functions of money Based on the information they learn, they work in small groups to analyze a series of scenarios and determine which characteristic or function of money is being described
A shortage of money was a problem for the American colonies. The early settlers brought coins from Europe but they went quickly back there to pay for supplies. Without enough money, the colonists had to barter for goods or use primitive currency.
Students learn about entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs. Students are asked to apply these characteristics to themselves and people in their own communities by completing a story pyramid and then write a short story that demonstrates entrepreneurship.
Students learn about scarcity, alternatives, choices, and opportunity costs by reading "So Few of Me" by Peter H. Reynolds. The class participates in an activity to help Perdita figure out her morning schedule at summer camp.
Students work in small groups ("work crews") while participating in a production activity. Students learn about competition, division of labor, and incentives. They also demonstrate how division of labor and incentives help lead to greater productivity.
In this lesson, students learn about opportunity cost, saving, savings goals and a savings plan by reading The Pickle Patch Bathtub by Frances Kennedy. Students will develop savings plans that lead to their own savings goals.
In this lesson, students are introduced to budgeting. They see how quickly their income can disappear without proper planning and thought. The students participate and discuss what happens in a reader’s theater. They are introduced to a spending tracker