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Lesson Plans Grades K-3

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  • A New Coat for Anna (K-1)
    Capital Resources, Human Resources, Natural Resources, Productive Resources
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  • Decisions! Decisions! (PreK-2)
    Alternatives, Benefits, Choices, Costs, Economics Wants, Opportunity Cost, Scarcity
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  • Growing Vegetable Soup (K-1)
    Capital Resources, Human Resources, Natural Resources, Productive Resources
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  • Pancakes, Pancakes. Pancakes and Productive Resources (K-1)
    Capital Resources, Consumers, Human Resources, Natural Resources, Producer, Want
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  • Too Many Toys (K-2), recipient of the 2016 GOLD Award of Excellence, NAEE, 2016
    Choice, Decision Making, Demand, Economic Wants, Opportunity Cost, Price, Production, Scarcity
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  • Digging Into Decision Making--Miss Bridie Chose a Shovel (K-3) 2016
    Alternatives, Benefits, Choice, Costs, Decision Making, Opportunity Cost, Scarcity
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  • Bartering to Harmonize (1)
    Barter
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  • Which Shoes Will You Choose? (2-3)
    Alternative, Benefits, Choice, costs, Decision Making, Opportunity Cost, Scarcity
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  • The Top Job (2-3)
    Human Resources, Interdependence, Specialists
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  • Interdependence Ties Us All Together (2-3)
    Economic Wants, Goods, Interdependence, Services, Specialization
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  • The Big Choice – Uno’s Garden (3-4)
    Alternative, Benefit, Choice, Cost, Decision, Opportunity Cost, Scarcity
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  • Bookworm Factory (3-4)
    Artisan/Craftsman, Division of Labor, Human Capital, Productivity, Specialization
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  • Developing Human Capital With Paper Airplanes (3-4)
    Human Capital, Productive Resources, Productivity
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  • E-N-T-R-E-P-R-E-N-E-U-R (3-4)
    Benefit, Cost, Entrepreneur, Expenses, Incentives, Profit, Productive Resources, Revenue
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  • Need Help as You Decide? Use the PACED Decision Making Guide! (3-6)
    Alternative, Benefit, Choice, Cost, Decision, Opportunity cost, PACED Decision Making Guide, Scarcity
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  • Lawn Boy--Specialization and Trade (3-4)
    Barter, Specialization
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  • Let's Decide--The Last Newspaper Boy in America (3-4)
    Choice, Cost/Benefit Analysis, Opportunity Cost, Scarcity
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  • Headline News, Calling the Caller Consumer to Attention--The Last Newspaper Boy in America (3-4)
    Consumers, Goods, Interdependence, Producers, Services
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  • Roll the Presses--The Last Newspaper Boy in America (3-4)
    Exchange, Interdependence, Scarcity
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  • Welcome to Developing your Human Capital--The Last Newspaper Boy in America (3-4)
    Human Capital
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  • Producing a Newspaper--The Last Newspaper Boy in America (3-4)
    Capital Resources, Human Resources, Intermediate Goods, Natural Resources, Productive Resources
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  • Where in the World Were These Goods Produced (3-4, 7)
    Exports, Goods, Imports, Interdependence, Voluntary Exchange
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  • Play Ball (4)
    Capital Resources, Entrepreneur, Human Capital, Human Resources, Natural Resources, Productive Resources, Trade
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