Very interesting article- Five Economic Lessons of The Hunger Games from @Forbes online.

Five Economic Lessons Of The Hunger Games

Elizabeth Banks stars as Effie Trinket and Jennifer Lawrence stars as Katniss Everdeen in Lionsgate Films' The Hunger Games Photo credit by Murray Close. - Movie still no 33

Goods & Services, Producers & Consumers, Needs vs. Wants, Supply & Demand

Holiday Economics {A Social Studies Unit}

Project Based Learning to teach- Goods & Services, Producers & Consumers, Needs vs. Wants, Supply & Demand

Social studies projects make learning so much more fun! This economics lesson is great for Third Graders to show off their business skills! Check out these great business ideas that these kiddos came up with!

Market Day Economics Project

Economics Social studies projects make learning so much more fun! This economics lesson is great for Third Graders to show off their business skills! Check out these great business ideas that these kiddos came up with!

Teaching Strategy: I would make this into a slideshow for 5th grade students to examine different types of economies and their specific incentives for production. This connects to SS5E1: Use the basic economic concepts of trade, opportunity cost, specialization, productivity, and price incentives to illustrate historical texts.

Ever needed to know the difference between communism and socialism? What about the difference between American corporations and French corporations? Try taking an explanation from Howard Lindzon about what each political perspective would do with two

Personal Financial Literacy Economics Vocabulary Anchor Chart

Personal Financial Literacy

Personal Financial Literacy Economics Vocabulary Anchor Chart built together as a class to discuss how people earn money for working. - Explain how people earn pay or income in exchange for work.

economics...this is a great chart...you'll find it about 1/2 way down the post.

Economics anchor chart To help teach about the different needs versus wants, goods versus products etc.

Economics for Kids! Explore basics of the economy through a variety of activities.

Economics Activities - Sorting & More

Economics for Kids! Explore basics of the economy through a variety of activities available through this link. Provides hands on and interactive flash cards for students to use in groups of two.

Cool templates for making fake dollar bills.  Perfect for my economics lesson!

Cool templates for making fake dollar bills. Perfect for my Sentence auctions, sponsor dollars for the Hunger Games, etc.

Popcorn Scarcity Economics Lesson

TEACHING STRATEGY: The student will explain that because of scarcity, people must make choices and incur opportunity costs.

One of the most difficult ways to have students apply vocabulary terms/concepts is to have them categorize. This short lesson, asks students to color, not by numbers but by concepts. Each of the terms: GDP, Limitations of GDP, Unemployment, Limitations of Unemployment, Inflation and Limitations of Inflation Calculations are included.

Economic Indicators - Coloring Page

One of the most difficult ways to have students apply vocabulary terms/concepts is to have them categorize. This short lesson, asks students to color, not by numbers but by concepts. Each of the terms: GDP, Limitations of GDP, Unemployment, Limitations of Unemployment, Inflation and Limitations of Inflation Calculations are included.

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