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It is never too early for students to begin learning about economics. This primary economics unit guides students through topics such as the difference between wants & needs, goods & services, producers & consumers, choice, cost & benefit, saving & budgeting.


UPDATE: NOW GOOGLE COMPATIBLE! Links to access on Google Slides are included! This includes the slide shows, reading passages, scenario cards, drag & drop sorting activities, booklet, etc.


What's Included:

- Printable Poster Guides (can be displayed digitally)

- Student Fill in the Blank Booklet (corresponds with the posters; Google compatible)

- Student Mini Book (corresponds with posters)

- Wants & Needs PowerPoint (Google compatible)

- Goods & Services PowerPoint (Google compatible)

- Producers & Consumers PowerPoint (Google compatible)

- Reading Passages (Google compatible)

- Activities (Google compatible drag & drop sorting activities)

- Graphic Organizers (Google compatible)

- Scenario Cards (3 different sets) (Google compatible)

- Assessment (EDITABLE)


Posters & Student Booklets

The posters can be printed, but can also be displayed digitally. The posters serve as a guide as they answer questions and provide examples. Students can follow along in the student booklets. *Google compatible version included

Topics Include:

- Wants & Needs

- Goods & Services

- Producers & Consumers

- Income

- Saving & Budgeting

- Choice

- Cost vs. Benefit


Slides Show (PPT and Google Slides Included)

This resource includes three separate PowerPoints. Each presentation provides picture examples and a statement explaining each one. Google Slides access included.

PowerPoints included:

- Wants & Needs

- Goods & Services

- Producers & Consumers


Reading Passages:

This resources includes two reading passages. Two differentiated levels are provided. Please note that informational text is often higher level due to vocabulary terms. Google compatible access included.

Reading passages include:

What is a Producer?

Consumer Rights and Responsibilities


Scenario Cards:

This resource includes 3 sets of real life scenario cards to help your students practice what they have learned.

Set 1 covers situations regarding saving and budgeting.

Set 2 covers situations of consumer rights and responsibilities.

Set 3 covers situations of wants and needs.

*Google Compatible scenario cards included. Students can type their answers into the slides.


Activities & Graphic Organizers:

This resource includes center activities such as sorting pictures for producers & consumers, or goods & services. A wants vs. needs and personal savings plan is included. Students will also analyze the needs of a country, and will determine all the ways in which they are consumers each and every day.

*Google Slides compatible sorting activities now included. Students drag and drop the picture to the correct category. Graphic organizers are Google compatible, as students can type into the boxes.



I have included an assessment that is completely EDITABLE. This two page assessment includes True/False, Multiple Choice, Short Answer, and making determinations concerning consumer rights. You can change, add, or delete any of the questions to better fit your student needs.

Primary Economics: Wants, Needs, Goods, Services, Producers, Consumers, & More

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