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Lessons on Concept 'Producers/Production' for K-5

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We are Producers and Consumers
Grade 2 / EconEdLink: Students are consumers and producers. So are their families. In this lesson students learn how they and family members fulfill these roles at home and in their community.

Little Bill the Producer
Grade 2-3 / EconEdLink: This lesson teaches the most basic vocabulary about production. People who make goods and provide services are called producers. This lesson only deals with the student making something (not identified with being a good), and that people are human beings.

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.

Mystery Workers
Grade 2 / EconEdLink: In this lesson students review the concepts of goods, services, and producers using the Internet to locate examples of each in a teacher's classroom. They learn about the three kinds of resources necessary to produce goods and provide services locating examples from a picture tour of the Crayola Factory. Through interviews they learn about the work of the people in their families and draw conclusions from their findings. Finally, they examine a picture of a farmer working in a field to identify examples of natural, human, and capital resources.

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.

The Goat in the Rug*
Grade 1-3 / Geraldine, a goat, tells the story of a Navajo weaver who produces a rug using the goat's mohair. Learn about economics: producers, resources (natural, human, capital), intermediate goods; and Language Arts: Categorizing, sequencing, noting details, writing personal narrative. ©SPEC Publishing.

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

Homer Price (the Doughnuts)*
Grade 4-6 / The doughnut machine goes on a rampage making hundreds of doughnuts. Learn about capital resources, increasing productivity, law of demand, quantity demanded, and Language Arts: using reference materials, oral expression, organizing and sequencing information. ©SPEC Publishing.