Middle school lessons

Middle school economics lessons

Lessons 1 & 2: Give And Take
Concepts: opportunity cost, alternatives, trade-offs, problem solving, charts, graphs, calculators.
From Focus: Middle School Economics
http://ecedweb.unomaha.edu/lessons/giveandtake.htm#

Lesson: How Has the Constitution Shaped the Economic System In The United States?
Concepts: economics, civics, private property, free enterprise, choice, self-interest motive, competition, markets, prices, role of government
From Focus on Economics: Civics and Government
http://ecedweb.unomaha.edu/lessons/fecg1.htm

Lesson: What Are the Economic Functions Of Government?
Concepts:  economics, civics, economic functions of government
From Focus on Economics: Civics and Government
http://ecedweb.unomaha.edu/lessons/fecga.htm

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

Lesson:  Why Nations Trade
Concepts: economics, geography, opportunity cost, absolute advantage, comparative advantage, specialization, terms of trade
From Focus on Economics: Geography
http://ecedweb.unomaha.edu/lessons/FEOG1.htm

Lesson: Limiting Trade
Concepts: economics, geography, tariffs, quotas, embargoes, licensing requirements, standards (health and safety), subsidies, infant industry, strategic industry, exports, imports, terms of trade
From Focus on Economics: Geography
http://ecedweb.unomaha.edu/lessons/feoga.htm

Lesson: Places and Production
Concepts: economics, geography, gross domestic product (GDP), choropleth map, measure of value, double counting, final goods and services, flow of product, consumer spending
From Focus on Economics: Geography
http://ecedweb.unomaha.edu/lessons/feogx.htm

Lesson: What Is a Stock? or Who Owns McDonalds?
Concepts: economize, ownership, profit, risk, social studies, language arts
From Learning for the Market: Integrating the Stock Market Game Across the Curriculum
http://ecedweb.unomaha.edu/lessons/mark1.htm

Lesson: Homer Price (The Doughnuts) (Grades4-6)
Concepts: capital resources, increasing productivity, law of demand, quantity demanded, language arts
From Economics and Children’s Literature
http://ecedweb.unomaha.edu/litdough.htm

Lesson: The Real McCoy (Grades 4-6)
Concepts: increasing productivity, patent, language arts
From Economics and Children’s Literature
http://ecedweb.unomaha.edu/lessons/realmccoy.htm

Lesson: My Side of the Mountain (Grades 6-8)
Concepts: Human Capital, Investment in human capital
From: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis http://www.stlouisfed.org/education_resources/assets/lesson_plans/MySideMountain.pdf

Lesson: Ten Mile Day (Grades 5-8)
Concepts: Capital goods, Division of labor, Human capital, Incentives, Productivity
From: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louishttp://www.stlouisfed.org/education_resources/assets/lesson_plans/TenMileDay.pdf

Lesson: Weather Alert (Grades 6-8)
Concepts: Supply, Demand, Price
From: Maryland Council on Economic Educationhttp://www.econed.org/userfiles/files/Weather%20Alert%20SupplyDemand.pdf

Lesson: Rock, Brock and the Savings Shock (Grades 6-8)
Concepts: Consumption, Production, Money Management, Matching Funds, Insurance, Compounding Interest, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
From: Maryland Council on Economic Education
http://www.econed.org/userfiles/files/RockBrockMS%20FINAL.pdf

Lesson: Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement: They Wanted More Than the Vote (Grades: 6-8)
Concepts: Economic Freedom, Choice, Costs, Unemployment Incentives, Opportunity Cost
From: Adventures in Economics and U.S. History, Volume 3 (EconFun)
http://econ-fun.com/word_documents/14_Martin_Luther

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

Good summary and collection: Free Online Economic Resources for Kids
From: answers.com
http://coupons.answers.com/guide/15643319/Free-Online-Economic-Resources-for-Kids.html

A set of resources for teaching the Stock Market Game:
http://valuestockguide.com/tools-for-teaching-the-stock-market-game/

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