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Creative ideas for teaching economics through student businesses

Creative ideas for teaching economics through student businesses

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    • Presentation GAGC 2008
    • A Creative Way to Teach Economics in the Elementary Gifted Classroom
    •  
    • Brainstorm – Favorite type of cookie
      • Lemon coolers
      • Oatmeal raisin
      • Girl scout thin mints
      • Peanut butter
      • Gingerbread
      • Fruit raisin
      • Chocolate chip
      • M & M
      • Girl Scout Samoas
      • Pecan
      • Oatmeal
      • Cream filled
      • Jelly
      • Raisin
      • Shortbread
      • Rainbow wafers
      • Vanilla wafers
      • Chocolate chunk
      • Oreo
      • Peanut and chocolate chip
      • Sugar wafers
      • Sugar
    • SURVEY
      • Create a Survey
      • Survey the potential customers
      • Tally surveys
      • And the winner is ……….
    • The Bake-Off
      • Students work with parents to bake and bring in their favorite recipe of the winning type of cookie
    • Taste-Testing
      • Students taste and rank the sample cookies
      • A winning recipe is chosen
    • Cost
      • Determine cost of ingredients
      • Hypothesis vs. Actual
      • Decide on price of cookies and in what amounts they will be sold (individual, dozen)
      • Choose plan for spending any profit
    • To Do List
      • Name the company
      • Design a company logo
      • Make logo buttons or t-shirts
      • Design a web site
      • Set up an e-mail account
      • Design order forms
      • Make copies of order forms for all students
      • Make business cards
      • Start lining up volunteers for baking!!!
    • Production
      • Buy the ingredients and equipment
      • Make the dough
      • Bake the cookies
      • Package the cookies
      • Deliver the cookies
    • 600 cookies later ….. $10.00 sent to President Bush’s Fund for Afghanistan Children $100.00 sent to North Fulton Charities for medical supplies for children
    •  
    • Econ and Me
      • Five 15-minute video excerpts
      • Scarcity
      • Opportunity cost
      • Consumption
      • Production
      • Interdependence
    • K - 2
      • Master Curriculum Guide in Economics
      • Teaching Strategies K – 2
      • by Barbara J. Phipps
      • Economic Wants and Consumers
      • Resources and Producers
      • Scarcity, Choice, and Opportunity Cost
      • Specialization and Independence
      • Money, Markets and Exchange
    • K - 2
      • POCKETWISE
      • Personal Finance Economics, K-2
      • By Carmen Carter, Jan Heiman
      • What is money?
      • Spending decisions
      • Why we save
      • To borrow or not to borrow
    • The Unique Paper Company
      • Case Studies:
        • Bobs Candies
        • Chick-fil-A
        • Egg-Bert (Sutherland’s Food)
      • The Great Economic Mysteries Book
      • Econ and Me video / guide
      • Speaker – Georgia Egg Commission
      • Field Trip
        • Original Dwarf House and Chick Fil-A HQ
    • Licorice Pizza
    • Wonderful Posties and Stick-A-Note
    • Georgia Council on Economic Education
    • 3 - 5
      • Spending decisions
      • Saving decisions
      • Borrowing decisions
      • Money management decisions
      • v
    • National Council on Economic Education
    • Play Dough Economics
      • Opportunity to become:
        • Entrepreneurs who create a store to sell goods
        • Assembly-line workers who mass produce hamburgers
        • Producers that decide what goods to produce, and much more...
    • www.gcee.org
      • Econ & Me
        • For Elementary School Teachers
      • Where Paulding County
      • When May 1, 2008; 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
      • Fee No charge; continental breakfast and lunch
      • Deadline to register is April 15 th .
    • Classroom StoreWorks (Tom Snyder)
      • review sales reports, and more students become entrepreneurs heading up businesses they create themselves
      • easy-to-use cash register, students can accept coupons, charge tax, make change, and print receipts.
      • software lets students keep track of inventory, monitor cost of goods,!
      • $44.95 – CD + teacher’s guide
    • BIZWORLD
      • BizWorld teachers the students the basics of business and money management as they start and run their own SIMULATED company
      • $89.00 (grants available)
          • teacher manual, stock certificates, BIZ bucks, 80 skeins of thread for bracelets
      • $18.00
          • teacher manual, stock certificates, BIZ bucks