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Lessons on Concept 'Consumers/Consumption' for K-5

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Hey, Pop
Grade 4 / EconEdLink: You will get the chance to learn about popcorn's history, where popcorn is grown, unscramble a timeline of Corn and complete a math treasure hunt.

To Market To Market
Grade 3 / EconEdLink: This lesson will help students become good consumers and producers by taking turns buying and selling things in a classroom-created market. Students will establish prices for items and observe what happens during the sale of those items.

The Colonial Workers Web: Lesson 11
Grade 3-5 / EconFun: Students will participate in an activity to explore how workers, both today and in colonial times, worked within their societies to produce specialized goods and services and became interdependent. Lesson 11 from Adventures in Economics and U.S. History, Volume 1.

Why Do I Want All This Stuff?
Grade 3-5 / Lesson 4, Personal Finance Economics 3-5: Smart Saving and Spending. Copyright ©1996, Council for Economic Education, New York, NY 10036. Used with permission.

The Best Deal
Grade 4-5,6-8 / EconEdLink: Students will learn how to determine 'price per unit to help make decisions when comparing products.

Inventors: Dreaming Up New Ideas
Grade 4-8 / EconFun: Students will read and discuss the historical book, A Head Full of Notions, about Robert Fulton. They will differentiate between inventors and entrepreneurs, describe the incentives that motivate them, and explore the important contributions they make to society’s standard of living. This is Lesson 7 of Adventures in Economics and U.S. History, Volume 2