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Lessons on Concept 'Resources-Human/Natural/Capital' for K-5

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Does the Crocodile Hunter Hunt Crocs?
Grade 1 / EconEdLink: We make choices to use our natural resources. This lesson lets the students make choices that protect the wildlife of Australia from poachers.

Those Golden Jeans
Grade 3-4 / EconEdLink: This lesson is designed to review the three types of productive resources-natural resources, human resources, and capital resources-needed to produce goods and services. Students use the internet to identify examples of each - first in the production of pizza, then the mining of gold during the California gold rush.

The Goat in the Rug*
Grade 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.

The Color of Resources
Grade 4 / EconEdLink: This lesson will demonstrate the making of Crayola products to introduce natural, capital, and human resources as well as touching on some other aspects in the Crayola industry such as producers and consumers.

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.