Overview

FREE FOR K-12 TEACHERS, STUDENTS, AND DISTRICTS

SmartEconomics

Economic Concepts for Middle School Students

STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Supply & Demand
  • Taxes
  • Trade
  • Buying & Selling

OVERVIEW


SmartEconomics: Economics for Middle School, a MassMutual Foundation program, is a digital course that empowers middle school students to analyze the economy and identify factors that impact the price of consumer goods. Through a story-based narrative and interactive exercises, students learn to make real-life decisions that require the understanding of key economic concepts.

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COURSE DETAILS

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GRADE LEVEL:6-8
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BEST FIT:Economics, Business or Social Studies, Career Readiness
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NUMBER OF LESSONS:3
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TIME PER LESSON / TOTAL DURATION:8-10 Minutes / 30 Minutes
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STANDARDS:Jump$tart National Standards in K-12 Personal Finance Education, National Standards for Social Studies, State Academic Standards
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LANGUAGESEnglish

Course Walkthrough

Lesson 1

Your Role in the Economy

Students explore the role of consumers in the economy, name factors that lead to a good job market, and discover how a market economy works.

Lesson 2
Lesson 3

Create Your Teacher Account

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