The students discuss goods and services that satisfy people’s wants, and they construct a spyglass to help them identify goods and services at school. Using a puzzle, they are introduced to the concept of entrepreneurship and its relationship to the resources used to produce goods and services.
The students create want webs (configurations of illustrations and notations) for a hamster and then for themselves. They simulate the experience of spending money in exchange for goods and services when they use dimes to become consumers at a school carnival.
Dr. Katie Sauer discusses the opportunity cost of abandoning a career in dance in favor of economics.
Excerpts from the whitewater race in Buena Vista with Natalie Anderson.
This is the story of the “last mountain man” who lived without money. He survived in the woods supplementing what he could obtain from nature by bartering. This segment introduced concepts of money and bartering and illustrates the challenges of life without money.
Presentation by Economists David Aske and Katie Sauer for the basis for content development in this project. You can watch David’s recent presentation here:
New timelapse video from StreamLearn of the moon and stars:
Meeting attended by:
- Katie Sauer
- Marc Johnson
- Teresa Yohan
- Lisa McCarley
- William Garrison
Script draft written by William Garrison was discussed and a revised model for future scripting was agreed. Mark Johnson made substantive revisions to the script draft and William agreed to incorporate these changes in a new draft.
It was also agreed that future meetings would be conducted using Google Hangouts.
StreamLearn is working with Calming Kids Yoga to create an online curriculum for elementary school teachers bringing yoga into the classroom to help calm and focus children and as a way to address bullying. Excerpts from this series can be seen below:
A first draft of the proposal has been circulated today. To obtain a copy please contact Marc Johnson at the Colorado Council for Economic Education.