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Lessons on Concept 'Resources-Natural/Human/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.

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.

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.

On the Court with Michael Jordan
Grade 5 / St. Louis Federal Reserve: Students participate in a simulation to learn about choices, alternatives, opportunity cost and human capital. They learn the PACED decision-making model.

The Mystery of the Amazing Farmers
Grade 3-6, 6-8 / EconEdLink: In this lesson you will be taking on the role of an an investigative reporter to solve the Amazing Farmer Mystery. The goal will be to use seven clues provided throughout the lesson in order to figure out how so few farmers can produce enough food and fiber for the nation.

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.