Elementary lessons

Elementary-level economics lessons

Lesson: The Tortilla Factory
Grades: K-3
Concepts: Productive resources, Natural resources, Human resources, Capital resources, Intermediate goods
From: Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
http://www.stlouisfed.org/education_resources/assets/lesson_plans/TortillaFactory.pdf

Lesson: Money, Money, Honey Bunny
Grades K-3
Concepts: Goods, Saving, Services
From: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
http://www.philadelphiafed.org/education/teachers/lesson-plans/MoneyMoneyHoneyBunny.pdf

Lesson: The Pickle Patch Bathtub
Grades K-3
Concepts: Opportunity Cost, Saving
From: Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
http://www.philadelphiafed.org/education/teachers/lesson-plans/pickle-patch-bathtub.pdf

Lesson: Potato, A Tale of the Great Depression
Grades K-3
Concepts: Barter, Consumers, Goods, Money, Wants
From: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
http://www.stlouisfed.org/education_resources/assets/lesson_plans/Potato.pdf

Lesson (Grades 1-3): The Goat in the Rug
Concepts: producers, resources (natural, human, capital), intermediate goods, language arts
From Economics and Children’s Literature
http://ecedweb.unomaha.edu/lit-goat.htm

Lesson (Grades 1-3): If you Give a Mouse a Cookie
Concepts: unlimited wants, goods, services, language arts
From Economics and Children’s Literature
http://ecedweb.unomaha.edu/lessons/mouse.htm

Lesson: Saturday Sancocho
Grades: 3-5
Concepts: Barter, Coincidence of Wants, Money
From: Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
http://www.philadelphiafed.org/education/teachers/lesson-plans/saturday-sancocho.pdf

Lesson: How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World
Grades: 3-5
Concepts: Production, Interdependence, Global Market
From: Loudon County Public Schools
http://www.lcps.org/cms/lib4/VA01000195/Centricity/Domain/6681/How_to_Make_an_Apple_Pie_and_See_the_World.pdf

Lesson (Grades 3-6): Teaching Economics Using Lunch Money by Andrew Clements
Concepts: banking and interest, mass production, competition,
opportunity cost, productive resources.
http://williamcwood.com/econed/lunch-money/

Lesson (Grades 4-8): The Colonial Worker’s Web
Concepts: goods, services, producers, consumers, self-sufficiency, specialization, interdependence, barter
http://www.econ-fun.com/sample_lessons.htm

Lesson: The Berenstain Bears’ Trouble with Money
Concepts: spending, goods, services, income, saving, savings, interest
http://www.moneymanagement.org/Education/Resources/Bears/index.asp

Lesson: Bingo Brown and the Language of Love
Concepts: credit, credit cards, service credit, interest
http://www.moneymanagement.org/Education/Resources/Bingo/index.asp

Lesson: The Hundred Penny Box
Concepts: saving, savings, interest, interest rate, compounding
http://www.moneymanagement.org/Education/Resources/Penny/index.asp

Lesson: Meet Molly, An American Girl
Concepts: saving, spending, opportunity cost
http://www.moneymanagement.org/Education/Resources/Molly/index.asp

Lesson: Not for a Billion Gazillion Dollars
Concepts: credit, debt, saving
http://www.moneymanagement.org/Education/Resources/Gazillion/index.asp

Lesson: Tarantula Shoes
Concepts: spending, saving, earning, opportunity cost, trade-offs
http://www.moneymanagement.org/Education/Resources/TarantulaShoes/index.asp

Lesson: Yard Sale
Concepts: spending, goods, services, price, advertising, choice, alternatives, criteria, opportunity cost
http://www.moneymanagement.org/Education/Resources/YardSale/index.asp

Lesson: Bunny Money (Grades K-3)
Concepts: Goods, Interest, Long-term goals, Saving, Savings goal, Short-term goals, Spending
From: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
http://www.stlouisfed.org/education_resources/assets/lesson_plans/BunnyMoneyLessonPlan.pdf

Lesson: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (Grades 2-5)
Concepts: Capital Resources, Human Resources, Natural Resources
From: Library Sparks
http://librarysparks.com/pdf/librarysparks/2010/lsp_apr10_ll_cloudy_meat.pdf

Lesson: Earth Day-Hooray! (Grades K-3)
Concepts: Incentives, Penalties, Rewards
From: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
http://www.stlouisfed.org/education_resources/assets/lesson_plans/EarthDayHooray.pdf

Lesson: Saving Strawberry Farm (Grades 3-5)
Concepts: Banks, Goods, Services, Saving
From: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
http://www.stlouisfed.org/education_resources/assets/lesson_plans/StrawberryFarm.pdf

Lesson collection: Personal Finance Education for Young Children (Grades PreK-2)
Concepts: Personal Finance, Budgeting, Saving, Money
From: Incharge.org
http://www.incharge.org/money-101/money-tools-for-teachers/young-children

Lesson collection: Personal Finance Education for Children (Grades 3-6)
Concepts: Personal Finance, Budgeting, Saving, Investing, Comparison Shopping
From: Incharge.org
http://www.incharge.org/money-101/money-tools-for-teachers/children-grades-3-6

A Guide to the Stock Market for Kids (Grades 2-6)
Concepts: Investing, Saving, Stocks, Stock Markets
http://www.howtotradestocks.org/a-guide-to-the-stock-market-for-kids/

Finally, a K-12 lesson list:
http://www.gogoshopper.com/resources/learning-the-value-of-money-lesson-plans-and-activities.html