history road


Include economics in fourth grade NE history.

Economics Concepts K-6

A table of economics concepts appropriate for each grade level.

Lessons by Concept

Lessons for each concept to help you teach economics.

Concepts Glossary

Definitions for teachers.

Concepts/Lessons for Textbook

The Nebraska Adventure: concepts and lessons by chapter.
NE Historical Society Links

Online photos to help you teach about Nebraska.
External Websites Links

Links to other resources to help you build a great lesson.

The Nebraska Adventure:

A Teachers' Guide to Economic Concepts and Economics Lessons

Chapter Select Concept to See Lessons
 1 The Adventure Begins: Choice/Decision-Making, Scarcity, Opportunity Cost.
 2 Nebraska's Place in the World: Producers/Production, Specialization, Markets.
 3 Natural Nebraska: Resources-Human/Natural/Capital.
 4 Native Americans on the Plains:  Barter/Trade.
 5Explorers, Traders, and Missionaries: Barter/Trade. Interdependence, Opportunity Cost.
 6 Go West! Specialization, Division of Labor.
 7 Live in the Territory: Money/Exchange, Competition, Functions of Money/Banks.
 8Settling in Nebraska Specialization, Resources-Human/Natural/Capital, Producers/Production, Incentives.
 9 Strangers in Their Own Land: Resources-Human/Natural/Capital.
10 Building the State: Resources-Human/Natural/Capital, Specialization.
11  20th Century Nebraskans: Entrepreneurs, Innovation, Inventors, Technological Change.
12  Government for All of Us:  Role of Government,
13  Making a Living in Nebraska: Entrepreneurs, Goods and Services, Exports, Imports, Unemployment.


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This website is partially funded by an 2009 Excellence in Economic Education grant from the Council on Economic Education and the UNO College of Business Administration. We also thank the NE Department of Education and our focus group of teachers.

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