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Grade 3 Economics Lessons   
  • Everyday Opportunities - In this lesson, students will learn about choices and opportunity costs that occur every day.
  • Jelly Belly Jam - In this lesson students will make a decision making chart and use it to help them in deciding which flavor of Jelly beans to buy.
  • To Market to Market - This lesson will help students become good consumers and producers by taking turns buying and selling things in a classroom-created market.
  • Uncle Jed's Barbershop - Students listen to the book Uncle Jed’s Barbershop and learn about saving, savings goals, opportunity cost, and segregation. Students participate in a card game to further investigate what it takes to reach a savings goal.
  • Money Comes and Goes - Students read two online stories that introduce them to the elements of a budget and show that a successful budget balances money coming in (income) with money going out (expenses and savings).

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