3-5 Core Curriculum - Economics: Savings and Profit
In this fun and interactive unit study, designed to meet and exceed state and national standards, your children will explore personal finance and entrepreneurship. With over 22 activities and 8 hands-on exercises, including literature-based economics lesson plans, your children will be fascinated from beginning to end. Each chapter includes a variety of activities, including videos, hands-on projects, interactive websites, readings, worksheets, charts, games, and much more to make learning economics relevant and FUN!
This unit study is part of our economics core curriculum series for grades 3-5. The time needed to complete this unit study will vary for each child, but you should expect to spend approximately 30 hours.
Take a peek inside:
- Income and earnings
- Balancing income and expenses
- Fixed and variable expenses
- Spending versus saving
- Personal financial responsibility
- Opportunity cost of spending decisions
- The truth about millionaires
- Ways to save
- How banks work
- U.S. Savings Bonds
- Investment options
- The power of 72
- Compounding interest
- Stock markets
- The real cost of credit and debt
- Inventors versus entrepreneurs
- Business plans
- and much more!
All activities in this unit study are presented in an easy to follow format with an active and updated web link. Click on the link and the best resources on the World Wide Web appear for your children. But this unit study is not just a collection of web sites to read! It is much more than that! The links bring the world to your children by providing streaming videos, interactive web sites, educational games, audio files, and more. At Intellego Unit Studies, we believe in the varied learning styles and multiple intelligences of every child. That's why all of our unit studies include reading and writing activities, videos, art, comparisons, drawing and painting, discussions, hands-on activities, art projects, full-color high resolution graphics, printable activity pages, and more!