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Life in Ancient Times

Description: After examining photographs or online reproductions of wall paintings from ancient civilizations that illustrate aspects of life as it was lived in ancient times (wall paintings at Lascaux Cave, in France, at the Gasulla gorge in Spain, at Çatal Hüyül in Anatolia, and in Egypt and Crete), students discuss these illustrations tell us about life in ancient times, including the animals the people hunted, the games people played, etc. Students then create a wall mural that illustrates a day in their lives. Standard 1.4.2, 1.4.3, and 2.4.1

Author: Jay and Sandy Lamb,Alexandria, Virginia; Kathy Devine, Rockville, Maryland., Discovery School

Lesson ID: 525

Livre's Worth - At Home on the French Frontier

Description: A livre was the basic unit of French currency, like our dollar. Money was scarce in the colony, so people traded the goods and services they produced for the items they wanted. Pretend that you are a farmer and choose an item that you would like for yourself or for your home in colonial Illinois. Standards 1.6.1 and 2.4.1

Author: Illinois State Museum

Lesson ID: 106

Pancakes, Pancakes

Description: Learn about economics and geography from this book as you describe what Jack might have seen when he woke up and looked out the window. Identify the natural, capital and human resources Jack used to get flour for his pancakes and how Jack used the wheat to satisfy the hen's needs. Standards 1.6.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2 and 2.4.3

Author: Patricia King Robeson, Montgomery County Public Schools

Lesson ID: 799


Description: All resources are limited. It is the simple fact of scarcity that forces us to make decisions. When we do make a choice, we pass up some other opportunity. Opportunity cost is defined as the next best alternative not chosen, or the alternative given up, when we make a decision. Look at a production process used to make something you use everyday such as crayons and think of things that could have been made with the same productive resources. Then do the same process related to a product from your local region. Standards 2.4.3 and 3.5.3

Author: Michelle M. Winston, EconomicEdLink

Lesson ID: 802

Picture a Business

Description: This simple art activity helps students understand how different businesses in their community supply people's needs. To make this into an economics and information literacy activity, students should check their ideas of what they think businesses do against reality by using this activity preliminary to a trip to the business, checking their pictures against local newspaper ads, or by interviewing a store employee on e-mail. Standards 1.6.1, 1.6.2, and 2.4.2

Author: Houghton Mifflin

Lesson ID: 818

Three Little Pigs: A "Tail" to Tell

Description: In this activity, first or second grade students gain in cultural literacy and perspective taking from different versions of the Three Little Pigs story. They also learn basic information literacy skills by analyzing the elements and sequence of the story on a storyboard. Standards 1.5.3 and 2.4.3

Author: Houghton Mifflin

Lesson ID: 1099

When I Was Little

Description: Using the children's story When I Was Little by Toyomi Igus, students discover the differences between country and city life now and long ago. Explore the economic concept of supplying wants and needs and how transportation and communicaton link communities to do this. Standards K.3, K.4.4, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, and 2.4.1

Author: Barbara Yingling

Lesson ID: 1237

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