Second to Fourth Grade Social Studies Standards
With Emphasis on Economics

[K-1][2-4][5-8][9-12]
Please note: The numbering system for these standards is out-of-date;
however, it will be easy to connect the many lessons to concepts and new standards.

Quick guide to 5th-8th grade standards and lessons which emphasize economics
4.4 Jobs, schools, technology, cultural traditions. present and past (online lessons)
4.6 Nebraska in the 20th century; prominent Nebraskans; goods, services, consumers, producers (online lessons)
4.13 Interdependence of producers and consumers; use of resources to produce (online lessons)
4.14 Making economic choices, money and barter; using cash, checks, credit
4.15 Economic specialization and interdependence in production, past and present (online lessons)
4.16 Economic decision making: opportunity cost, scarcity, supply, demand (online lessons)
4.17 Relationship between taxation and government goods and services
4.18 Changing modes of transportation and communication in the distribition of goods (online lessons)
Online lessons may be printed and copied for classroom use.


Standards (complete) that emphasize economics, with recommended lessons:

4.4 Students will compare and contrast daily life in the past and present, considering things, such as roles, jobs, communication, technology, transportation, schools, and cultural traditions.

Lessons for this standard:

Economics and Children's Literature--Supplement 2

Online: Lesson based on "The Real McCoy"
Elijah McCoy was an African-American inventor who successfully designed an automatic oil cup that may have inspired the popular phrase, "the real McCoy." Learn about increasing productivity and patents; ; ©SPEC Publishing.
Voyages of Columbus, The

Kaleidoscope, USA



4.6 Students will trace Nebraska's 20th century by:

Economics and Children's Literature--Supplement 2

Online: Lesson based on "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie"
A little mouse shows up at a young man's house. The young man gives the mouse a cookie and starts a chain of events. Learn about unlimited wants, and goods and services. . ©SPEC Publishing

Online: Life of a Dollar Bill

Online: The Road To Roota

Children in the Marketplace

Choices & Changes: Human Capital and Entrepreneurship

Choices & Changes: Work, Human Resources, and Choices

Community Publishing Company, The

Economics for Kids: Ideas for Teaching in the Elementary Grades

Egg-Bert: A Case Study of Sutherland's Food Service, Inc. for Students in the Early Grades


Ideas and Activities for Integrating Economic Concepts Into the Elementary Classroom


Kaleidoscope, USA

KinderEconomy+

Master Curriculum Guides in Economics- Teaching Strategies: K-2

Master Curriculum Guides in Economics- Teaching Strategies: 3-4

Play Dough Economics

Puppet Economics

Twin Purchase, A

Voyages of Columbus, The

Zooconomy: Zoo Decisions



4.13 Students will explain the interdependence of producers and consumers in a market economy by describing factors that have influenced consumer demand and describing how producers have used natural resources, human resources, and capital resources to produce goods and services in the past and the present.

Online: Homer Price (the Doughnuts)*

Homer's Uncle's newest capital resource, the doughnut machine, goes on a rampage making hundreds of doughnuts. Learn about economics: capital resources, increasing productivity, law of demand, quantity demanded, and Language Arts: using reference materials, oral expression, organizing and sequencing information. ©SPEC Publishing.

Online: The Road To Roota

Online: (Personal Finance) Why Do I Want All This Stuff?

(PDF Format) Lesson 4, Personal Finance Economics 3-5: Smart Saving and Spending. Copyright ©1996, Council for Economic Education, New York, NY 10036. Used with permission.
Children in the Marketplace

Choices & Changes: Human Capital and Entrepreneurship


Community Publishing Company, The

Kids Town Club, The


KinderEconomy+

Master Curriculum Guides in Economics- Teaching Strategies: 3-4

Mini-Economy, The: Integrating Economics into the Elementary Curriculum

Play Dough Economics


Puppet Economics

Voyages of Columbus, The


Zooconomy: Zoo Decisions



4.14 Students will identify examples of making economic choices and explain what is given up when making a choice; distinguish between money and barter economies; explain the differences between using cash, checks, and credit to purchase goods and services.

Children in the Marketplace


Community Publishing Company, The

Economics for Kids: Ideas for Teaching in the Elementary Grades

Egg-Bert: A Case Study of Sutherland's Food Service, Inc. for Students in the Early Grades

Ideas and Activities for Integrating Economic Concepts Into the Elementary Classroom


Kaleidoscope, USA

Kids Town Club, The

KinderEconomy+

Master Curriculum Guides in Economics- Teaching Strategies: K-2

Master Curriculum Guides in Economics- Teaching Strategies: 3-4

Play Dough Economics

Puppet Economics

Zooconomy: Zoo Decisions



4.15 Students will describe the economic specialization and interdependence involved in the production of goods and services in various types of economic systems in the past and present.

Economics and Children's Literature--Supplement 2

Online: Lesson based on "The Real McCoy"
Elijah McCoy was an African-American inventor who successfully designed an automatic oil cup that may have inspired the popular phrase, "the real McCoy." Learn about increasing productivity and patents; ; ©SPEC Publishing.
Children in the Marketplace

Community Publishing Company, The

Dragons Decide

Economics for Kids: Ideas for Teaching in the Elementary Grades

Egg-Bert: A Case Study of Sutherland's Food Service, Inc. for Students in the Early Grades


Ideas and Activities for Integrating Economic Concepts Into the Elementary Classroom


Kids Town Club, The

Master Curriculum Guides in Economics- Teaching Strategies: K-2

Master Curriculum Guides in Economics- Teaching Strategies: 3-4


Play Dough Economics


Puppet Economics



4.16 Students will explain in simple terms how opportunity cost, scarcity, and supply and demand influence economic decision making.

Online: Lesson based on "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie"

A little mouse shows up at a young man's house. The young man gives the mouse a cookie and starts a chain of events. Learn about unlimited wants, and goods and services. Economics and Children's Literature--Supplement 2. ©SPEC Publishing
Online: Homer Price (the Doughnuts)*
Homer's Uncle's newest capital resource, the doughnut machine, goes on a rampage making hundreds of doughnuts. Learn about economics: capital resources, increasing productivity, law of demand, quantity demanded, and Language Arts: using reference materials, oral expression, organizing and sequencing information. ©SPEC Publishing.
Online: (Personal Finance) Why Do I Want All This Stuff?
(PDF Format) Lesson 4, Personal Finance Economics 3-5: Smart Saving and Spending. Copyright ©1996, Council for Economic Education, New York, NY 10036. Used with permission.
Children in the Marketplace

Choices & Changes: Human Capital and Entrepreneurship


Choices & Changes: Work, Human Resources, and Choices

Community Publishing Company, The

Dragons Decide

Econ Song Book, The

Economics for Kids: Ideas for Teaching in the Elementary Grades

Egg-Bert: A Case Study of Sutherland's Food Service, Inc. for Students in the Early Grades

Ideas and Activities for Integrating Economic Concepts Into the Elementary Classroom

Kids Town Club, The

KinderEconomy+

Master Curriculum Guides in Economics- Teaching Strategies: 3-4

Master Curriculum Guides in Economics- Teaching Strategies: K-2

Mini-Economy, The: Integrating Economics into the Elementary Curriculum


Play Dough Economics

Puppet Economics

Twin Purchase, A

Zooconomy: Zoo Decisions



4.17 Students will explain the relationship between taxation and governmental goods and services.

Children in the Marketplace


Energy and Economics: An Activities Book

Master Curriculum Guides in Economics- Teaching Strategies: 3-4

Mini-Economy, The: Integrating Economics into the Elementary Curriculum
I



4.18 Students will describe the impact of changing modes of transportation and communication on the distribution of goods and services.

Economics and Children's Literature--Supplement 2

Online: Lesson based on "The Real McCoy"
Elijah McCoy was an African-American inventor who successfully designed an automatic oil cup that may have inspired the popular phrase, "the real McCoy." Learn about increasing productivity and patents; ; ©SPEC Publishing.
Community Publishing Company, The

Economics and Children's Literature

Kaleidoscope

Voyages of Columbus