Grade 3 Economics

West Haven Public Schools

Unit Planning Organizer

Revised July 2011

Subject     Social Studies            

Grade 3

Unit   5 - Economics              

Pacing

 

Essential Question(s):

  1. What are goods and services?

 

2. How do people decide how, what and for whom to produce a product?

 

 

 

 

Big Idea(s):

1. Businesses work hard to provide goods and services to the people in the community.

 

2. Many factors go into decisions as to how, what, and for whom to produce a product.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CT State Standards (includes West Haven’s “Priority” GLES’s in BOLD and “Supporting” Standards)

Priority:

1.10.1 Give examples of goods and services.

 

1.11.1 Explain and give examples for three basic economic questions: What to produce? How to produce? For whom to produce?

 

Supporting:

 

1.10.2 Explain how people use resources to make goods and services (factors of production).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Unwrapped” Concepts and Skills, and Bloom Levels (BL)

Concepts(Need to Know)

Skills(Able to Do)

BL

 

 

-Where food comes from.

 

 

 

 

 

-Economics: making, buying, selling goods.

 

 

 

 

-Consumers: making smarter choices when purchasing goods.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Explain how the food served in the lunch room came to the school., i.e. farmers planted crops and then harvested goods, dairy farmers care for cows, and people fish on boats.

 

 

-Demonstrate an understanding of how students and families have significant roles in the economy.

 

 

-Discriminate between products to make more financially sound purchases.

 

 

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Assessments

Common Formative Pre- Assessment (Followed by Data Team Analysis):

 

“Dipsticks” (Informal Progress Monitoring Checks):

 

 

 

 

Common Formative Post- Assessment (Followed by Data Team Analysis):

 

Instructional Planning

Suggested Resources/Materials:

Quick Reads

EDU Helper articles and worksheets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suggested Research-based Effective Instructional Strategies:

 

 

 

 

 

Vocabulary/Word Wall

Enrichment/Extension

Interdisciplinary Connections

Economics

Expenses

Profit

Scarcity

Natural Resources

Capital Resources

Human Resources

Entrepreneurs

Consumer