This is an Entire Project Based Learning Unit on ECONOMICS. It takes a teacher step by step throughout the entire Economics Curriculum. Don’t let planning PBL Units stress you out! This unit is all set for your entire planning. Teach your students to open their own small business.
Economics For Kids helps students gain life skills in problem solving, investigating, financial literacy and engages them in challenges. It integrates math, social studies, ELA and writing. The entire unit takes approximately 4-5 weeks but can be extended longer or cut shorter.
It is based off of using PBL, Project Based Learning. PBL is a student centered learning model in which students work on a project for an extended period of time using a Driving Question and all subject areas.
All materials are included.
Included in this Unit:
Over 150 pages of usable pages
Class Economy System to use throughout the unit
Needs and Wants Lessons (Includes Colored Picture Cards for ESL Students)
Producer and Consumer Lesson
Supply and Demand Lesson
Limited Resources and Scarcity Lesson
Farm to Table Lessons
Rubric for the Final Project
29 Page Narrative E-Book that teaches Financial Literacy that goes with the “Building Your Own Business”
Full Color Business Plan For Kids (27 Pages – This includes a new business packet that is 27 pages with all the information that they need to start their new business. It can all be done in class)
Black and White Version as well
What is Project Based Learning?
This unit is based off of using PBL, Project Based Learning. PBL is a student centered learning model in which students work on a project for an extended period of time. It helps students gain life skills in problem solving, investigating, and engages them in challenges. It integrates math, technology, social studies, ELA and writing.
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Reviews from trusted teachers:
“My kiddos went crazy for this unit! Absolutely one of the best things I’ve brought
into my classroom!” — Teaching with Technology
“I love how detailed this unit is! I am using it to help supplement what our textbook
does not already provide. I can’t wait to do the final marketplace project!” –
“This is my first PBL and I am so pleased with this product. It covered the basic
concepts before setting up a business. I love that the project is set up in a way
where it can be edited in what you use. The story that accompanies the package
is great.“ Teacher Cici