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Final Unit Plan
Unit Plan: Business Development Lesson Plan
Business Development Lesson Plan
This is a lesson plan designed to help students utilize their economic knowledge, development new vocabulary, and to help students become more involved. In this lesson students will record new vocabulary words in a Top-Tab booklet and participate in mini activities to get comfortable using new vocabulary words. At the close of the lesson students participate in Mock business development.
The economics standards for the 3rd grade social studies GLCE’s focuses on teaching students to use fundamental principles and concepts to understand economic activity in a market economy (specifically in Michigan for this unit). The students are continuing to learn about some of the same concepts they learned in grades k-2 and are now applying those concepts to Michigan. The topics covered in this unit includes scarcity, opportunity costs, choices, produce, consumers, incentives, natural/human/capital resources, entrepreneurs, goods and services, and business development.
This unit plan is created to allow students the opportunity to learn about the fundamental principles and concepts of economics, and to understand various economic activities in a market economy (specifically in Michigan). The Grade Level Content Expectations allow students the opportunity to explain how different factors influence a states’ economy, identify incentives that influence economic decisions, analyze how the states’ location and natural resources influence its economic development, and describe how entrepreneurs combine resources in Michigan.
It is important to build an understanding of market economy since it can help students to have the knowledge to understand the development of products, prices, places and promotion strategies to match consumers’ needs and when services or goods are satisfied by consumers it stimulates the demand. Students who get an understanding of these concepts will have more understanding of how a market economy works and individuals own ability to influence and impact our society’s economy.
Geo-Diarys are a great way to get students to practice distinguishing between the 5 themes of geography. Below I have attached a copy of my own Geo-diary that depicts my own understanding of the five themes of geography, while also highlighting different aspects of my own life.
KUD's and I Can Statements
Here are the individual KUD's and I Can Statements from my Economic Vocabulary Lesson.
The attached Economic Mystery provides an example of a great in class activity that allows students to practice using economic terms such as choice and opportunity costs in real life situations. The activity also encourages children to use their reasoning skills.
Integrated Literary Assignment
The attached ILA provides teachers with potential resources that can be used to teach kindergarten students about the flag, community involvement, decision making, and fairness. The ILA combines poetry, text, visual text, videos, and art together to address the GLCE's
Civics In The News
CDV's in the News
CDV's in the news is great way to let the students explore the Core Democratic Values by themselves. It is also a great means for students to practice their research skills and keep up with their local community.
Social Studies In My Life
SS In My Life
The Social Studies in my Life lesson is great activity to use as a summative assessment. This activity can help the teacher assess the students' understanding and attitudes towards social studies.