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Students will utilize economic reasoning skills to make informed judgments and become effective participants in the economy at the local, state, national and international levels.

  • Markets

    • SS 3.2.1 Students will understand markets are places where buyers and sellers exchange goods and services.

      • SS 3.2.1.a Indicate various markets where buyers and sellers meet (e.g., shopping malls, auction, catalogs, garage sales, the Internet)

    • SS 3.2.2 Students will categorize natural, human, and capital resources and how they are combined to make goods and deliver services.

      • SS 3.2.2.a Classify natural, human, and capital resources (e.g., tools, soil, water, farmers and machinery)

      • SS 3.2.2.b Discuss why producers combine resources to make goods and services (profit)

      • SS 3.2.2.c Identify opportunities for education and/or training to increase human resources (e.g., agriculture schools, trade schools, culinary schools, information technology training)

  • Institutions

    • SS 3.2.3 Students will cite evidence of how money (coins and currency) makes trading easier than bartering.

      • SS 3.2.3.a Identify historical examples of trading among early settlers

  • Financial Literacy

    • SS 3.2.6 Students will use knowledge of currency to solve real-world problems.

      • SS 3.2.6.a Given a budget, students will be able to make choices as to what to purchase and what to give up

  • Government

    • SS 3.2.10 Students will understand what goods and services local governments provide.

      • SS 3.2.10.a Identify goods and services funded through local taxes (e.g., snow removal, waste management, law enforcement)

  • Globalization

    • SS 3.2.12 Students will describe how the local community trades with the rest of the world.

      • SS 3.2.12.a Identify local goods and services that could be traded with people everywhere (e.g., corn, soybeans, beef)

      • SS 3.2.12.b Give examples of other countries' currencies