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Students will learn and review new vocabulary from the story (spend, wants, and choice) by completing a spelling activity, and complete a statement using the words.
This video helps kids understand that because of scarcity, people must make choices.
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.
Students listen to the story of Ruby and Max, bunnies that go shopping and make spending decisions. They learn about short-term and long-term savings goals. After a goal-sorting activity, students choose and illustrate their own savings goal.
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.
These mini lessons and materials include multi-discipline instruction and cultural components that can help students understand and celebrate the legacy of the Negro Leagues Baseball and how they transformed generations.
In this lesson, students will be introduced to the concepts of resources, scarcity, human capital and boycott. After reading a reality-based story about an all-black Little League team that faced racial prejudice, students will determine resources used in the production of baseball-related goods and complete comprehension and analysis-driven activities tied to key vocabulary covered within the lesson. Specifically, students will identify examples of scarcity, interpret consequences of various actions and determine ways to improve human capital. Additionally, K-2 grade students will interpret textual and visual data, while 3-4 grade students will work together to solve mathematical problems based on the story
Dive into Econland with the quirky comic book crew to explore how economics is already a part of middle school students’ everyday lives.
In this lesson, students will learn about responsible consumption and how the choices we make when disposing of trash can impact the environment. Students will listen to a story from the book One Plastic Bag, about an entrepreneur; watch a video about pollutants and distinguish between reducing, reusing and recycling. Students will interpret graphs and data within an infographic and demonstrate their knowledge of responsible consumption through developing their own infographic in collaborative groups.
We are faced with the need to make decisions, both big and small, on a daily basis. The earlier young people learn how to make a good decision, the better their decision-making skills will be. In the short online course Once Upon a Decision, Junior Girl Scouts will read and listen to a story about Ella, who has decisions to make. While most of her decisions are easy, she runs across a hard one and employs a decision-making tool to help solve her problem.