Grade 2 - Work and Money

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Video Storyline:  We use money to buy both needs and wants. People work to earn money to buy these items. Technology has made work easier over time. There are different types of jobs people can have. Some jobs are called service jobs, and some people called volunteers work for no money at all.

Video length: 8:29 minutes.

Topics covered in this Video

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People have needs & wants

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Needs are things like water, food, & shelter

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Wants are usually fun items like a bicycle or a television

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Things that we don’t have enough of are thought of as scarce

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Money can also be scarce because we often don’t have enough

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We can get more money when we earn it at our jobs

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People can choose many types of jobs

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Some of these jobs are called service jobs

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Other people may choose to work without getting paid.  They are called volunteers

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Some people may work in factories where goods are made

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Goods are traded for money which means that we can buy or sell

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Countries can also buy and sell goods with each other

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Videos in this Series

Grade 2 - Our Government At Work

Grade 2 - Early Americans

Grade 2 - Land and Water Around Us

Grade 2 - Living Together

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