Choices and Changes: In Life, School, and Work

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GRADES: 3-5, 6-8


  • General Economics


This updated version focuses on having students answer 15 questions such as:

  • How can I develop the skills and knowledge that I want but do not have?
  • Why can’t I have everything I want?
  • How can I satisfy more of my wants?
  • What is the advantage of working effectively with others?
  • Why do some people earn more than others?

The fifteen lessons are all activity based and correlated with economics, history, and literature standards. Each of the 5 units contains one literature-based lesson to help integrate the concept across the curriculum. Activities include:

  • Attempting to make something without required skills and knowledge
  • Making improvements on a new product
  • Solving a problem through group effort
  • Simulating the real life of trading and earning income

Underwritten by the Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation

This educator resource is no longer available in print; it is available on Virtual Economics 4.0.


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