Grade 3 - Businesses At Work

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Video Storyline: This video introduces the challenging concepts of early Economics to young learners in a way that can be easily understood.  It also pairs with “I Am A Consumer”. Vocabulary words like profit, pricing, supply, demand, human resources, capital resources, factory, assembly line, specialization, import/export, domestic/international trade, and the economy are presented with real-life, easily understood, and highly visual examples to make learning connections.

Video length:  6:29 minutes.

Classroom Ideas 

Businesses At Work

Cloze Practice

A cloze piece has full sentences used in the virtual field trip with blanks where students can write in the information that is missing. This task requires close listening to the trip in order to complete it.

Coral reefs are the _______ type of ecosystem in the world. They’ve been around for over _____ million years.

 Answers:  oldest; 240

Alternatively, you could have students create 5-10 cloze statements and they could share those with the class.

A third alternative is to distribute the cloze worksheets before watching the video.  Students can fill them in as they watch.

Explore Vocabulary

Identify key vocabulary terms while previewing each video. Prompt students to find the meaning of each word as they watch the video.

Visual Learning

Offer videos to struggling learners as another way of creating knowledge and accessing information. 

Art and Social Studies

Draw a scene from the video.

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Topics Covered In This Video

Income – Expenses = Profit

Demand and Supply

Human and Capital Resources

Assembly lines & specialization

Exports and Imports

Domestic and International trade

The economy

Learning Resources with this Video

Quiz (PDF)

Online Quiz (coming soon)

Videos in this Series

Grade 3 - I Am A Consumer

Grade 3 - A Country of Cultures

Grade 3 - The First Americans

Grade 3 - How The Country Was Settled

Grade 3 - The Geography of Our Communities

Grade 3 - How Government Helps Our Communities

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