SS.2.E.1.2 Standard 1: Beginning Economics
Recognize that people supply goods and services based on consumer
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.9 Analyze how two or more texts address similar
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.6 Acquire and use accurately a range of general
academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for
reading, writing, speaking, and listening
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.4 Interpret words and phrases as they are used in
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to
produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.
Click Clack Moo, Cows That Type
What special skill did Farmer Brown’s cows have?
They were able to type!
What economic wants did the cows have?
They wanted electric blankets to keep themselves warm.
The cows threatened not to produce milk if they didn’t get the electric blankets. Is milk an
For people who want it to drink, use in cooking, etc.
Next, the hens were cold and they also asked Farmer Brown for electric blankets!
They threatened to not lay eggs. Are eggs an economic want?
People who use them to eat, use in cooking, etc.
Are milk and eggs an example of a good or service?
At the end of the story, the ducks typed a note to Farmer Brown. What economic
want did the duck have?
A diving board.
Is a diving board a good or a service?
In real life, how do people get the economic wants that they desire?
People work to produce goods and services. People specialize in the goods and
services they produce. They then trade with other people to get the economic wants
that they desire.
A Day in the Life of a Dairy Farm, newspaper
The Story of Milk, virtual tour:
What kinds of skills do the Burg children have?
What service does the truck provide for the farm?
Who is a consumer of milk?
What good does the cereal company provide the farm?
What would happen to the supply of milk if the Burg farm
Go to these links:
and play interactive games to sort people into what they provide, a good, a
service, or both.
and create a Diamante poem online related to our topic using two or more