Archive for the ‘Economics’ Category

Bankaroo

While attending an event with the Maryland Council for Economics Education I was speaking with a fellow educator about what tools they use in the classroom to help build financial literacy and we both shared banking ideas for the students to bank and unbank their money. The educator, told me about this website called Bankaroo. I…

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Financial Literacy Vocabulary Quizlet & Tagxedo

I created a Quizlet to showcase words I would be using during a financial literacy unit. I then used the words from the list to create a fun image of a piggy bank word cloud using Tagxedo. It would be very easy to help your students will vocabulary needs. *Quick tip* Tagxedo is not supported…

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Budgeting Excel Spreadsheet

Use this excel spreadsheet and the linked directions and lesson plan to teach your students how to budget their money in the classroom. Budgeting Lesson Plan Budgeting Excel Spreadsheet directions    

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Recommended Books for Elementary Financial Literacy

List of Recommended book for K-3 – Financial Literacy Making Money – By: Abby Jackson On Market Street – By: Anita Lobel The Supermarket – By: Gail Saunder-Smith What Can I Buy? – By: Susan Vaughan Managing Your Money – Be a Wise Consumer – By: Barbara Simons Managing Your Money – Planning Your Budget…

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Goods & Services

Goods & Services Lesson Plan By: Casey Keenan www.FairWindsTeaching.com Subject: Social Studies- Economics/Financial Literacy Grade: K-3rd Grade Objectives: SS.300.40.02 Economic Systems and the Role of Government in the Economy a.1 Identify markets that are not face-to-face meetings, such as Internet shopping, phone ordering, or catalog shopping. a.2 Describe how countries around the world trade in…

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Barter & Trade

Barter & Trade Lesson Plan By: Casey Keenan Subject: Social Studies- Economics/Financial Literacy Grade: K-3rd Grade Objectives: SS.300.40.02 Economic Systems and the Role of Government in the Economy a.1 Identify markets that are not face-to-face meetings, such as Internet shopping, phone ordering, or catalog shopping. a.2 Describe how countries around the world trade in the…

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Job Applications for Student Classroom jobs

In the beginning of the school year I set up my classroom to reflect the Maryland Financial literacy standards. I feel that more than ever, students need to be financial literate when they leave the school system and enter the work force. Listed below are the standards; they are for grades 3-12. Standard 1: Make…

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Creating our own Cereal Boxes

As a part of the Economics Unit, you can have the students design and create their own cereal boxes. The cereal industry is known to advertise towards a specific target audience. What things would you do to make a cereal sellable? If you were in a focus group, what would you suggest to  the companies in…

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Setting up your classroom to be Financially Literate

Is it hard to integrate the six financial literacy standards into your already packed school year? Check out all six standards here. Standard 1: Make informed, financially responsible decisions Students will apply financial literacy reasoning in order to make informed, financially responsible decisions. Standard 2: Relate careers, education, and income Students will relate choices regarding…

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Money Money Money: Integrating Financial Literacy Into Instruction

I had the pleasure of presenting at conferences around the state of Maryland on Financial Literacy. I was selected to become a Master Teacher by the Maryland Department of Education and traveled around Maryland presenting on K-12 standards and resources. At the 2015 College and Career Readiness Conferences we focused on Financial Literacy (FL) in…

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Learning about coins

My class is learning about coins right now! We have to know the penny, nickel and dime; however, I am teaching them the quarter too! All week I have been asking them questions about each coin and asking them to identify them. When they can answer the question, I give them a penny (at least all…

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