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What is Economics?

In this series, we’re going to give you a crash course in Economics and make it easy to understand. Learn the basics of Economics and why it’s so important for our daily lives.

  • You'll understand the difference between Micro and Macro Economics.

  • Learn the difference between goods and services, needs and wants, producers and consumers, and supply and demand..

  • Find out more about the four types of economies, and the four sectors of the economy.

  • Should I spend or should I save? Learn to weigh costs and benefits.

Economics for Kids

What’s Economics? How does it work, and why is it so important? In this series, we’re going to give you a crash course in Economics and make it easy to understand. Learn the basics of Economics and why it’s so important for our daily lives. Watch the preview video below.

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    What is Economics?

    • What is Economics?

    • Can you define these terms?

  • 2

    Microeconomics vs. Macroeconomics

    • Microeconomics vs. Macroeconomics

    • Venn Diagram: Compare and Contrast Micro and Macro Economics. (Print prior to watching the video.)

  • 3

    Types of Economies

    • Types of Economies

    • Can you name the types of Economies and give an example?

  • 4

    The 4 Sectors of the U.S. Economy

    • The 4 Sectors of the U.S. Economy

    • Name and give examples of the 4 Sectors of the U.S. Economy.

    • For Profit, Non-Profit, Local Businesses

  • 5

    Goods and Services

    • Goods and Services

    • Do you now the difference between goods and services? (Print prior to watching the video.)

  • 6

    Needs and Wants

    • Needs and Wants

    • Demonstrate that you know the difference between needs and wants.

  • 7

    Consumers and Producers

    • Consumers and Producers

    • Name 5 producers in your community.

  • 8

    Supply and Demand

    • Supply and Demand

    • Think of a time when supply and demand affected something you purchased. Write all about it!

  • 9

    Saving and Spending

    • Saving and Spending

    • What would you do with $20? Would you save it, spend it, or both?

  • 10

    Costs and Benefits

    • Costs and Benefits

    • Choose an item you want to buy for $20, and write about the costs and benefits of buying that item.

  • 11

    Course Conclusion

    • Course Conclusion

    • Economics Word Search

  • 12

    The Course Challenge

    • Economics Course Challenge

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