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Skills available for Pennsylvania fifth-grade social studies standards

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6.1 Scarcity and Choice

6.2 Markets and Economic Systems

6.3 Functions of Government

  • 6.3.5.A Goods and Services

    • Describe the cost and benefits of government economic programs.

  • 6.3.5.B Government Involvement in the Economy

    • Describe factors that influence government's economic decision making.

  • 6.3.5.C Taxation

    • Explore ways in which tax revenue is collected.

  • 6.3.5.D Government's Role in International Trade

6.4 Economic Interdependence

  • 6.4.5.A Specialization

    • Explain why people specialize in the production of goods and services and divide labor.

  • 6.4.5.B Trade

  • 6.4.5.C Multinational and Non-Governmental Organizations

  • 6.4.5.D Factors Contributing to Economic Interdependence

    • Identify various economic and non-economic organizations that contribute to interaction among individuals and nations.

6.5 Income, Profit, and Wealth

  • 6.5.5.A Factors Influencing Wages

    • Describe how the availability of goods and services is made possible by the work of members of the society.

  • 6.5.5.B Labor Productivity

    • Differentiate the requirements for different careers and occupations.

  • 6.5.5.C Types of Businesses

  • 6.5.5.D Profits and Losses

    • Explain how positive and negative incentives affect individual choices.

  • 6.5.5.E Distribution of Wealth

    • Identify tangible and intangible assets.

  • 6.5.5.F Entrepreneurship

    • Define entrepreneurship and its role in the local community.

  • 6.5.5.G Costs and Benefits of Saving

  • 6.5.5.H Interest Rates