Economics is an authentic topic that can be intimidating if not presented correctly. Here are 4 websites that do a good job of addressing this topic in 3rd grade terms.
- Coffeeshop Game–students learn the economic ins and outs of running a coffee shop
- Moneyville–Students learn how to thrive in a community as they make and spend money.
You can scale this up or down, depending upon the scaffolding your student group has for understanding this topic.
More discussion on economics:
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