Grade 3 - I Am A Consumer

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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.  Vocabulary words like consumer, budget, income, expenses, saving/spending, and opportunity cost are presented with real-life, easily understood examples to make learning connections.

Video length:  6:48 minutes.

Classroom Ideas 

I Am A Consumer

My Budget

Create a budget and expense report using chores around the house.

Math Connections

Use this video to make match connections:

Create budget goals and have students decide how they can be reached.

Addition and subtraction of money with multiple steps 

Video can be used as an introduction to a 3-Act math task.

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.

Writing Topics

What would you like your future career to be and why?

Would you like to own your own business and why?

What would your future business be if you could open your own business?

What would you buy with your profit?

What is a consumer?

Explore Vocabulary

Identify key vocabulary terms while previewing each video. Prompt students to find the meaning of each word as they watch the video. Example: What do the words consumer, budget, and expense mean? Think about the meaning of these words as you watch this video.

Art

Draw a picture of your future career.

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.

Classroom Ideas for ALL Videos

Here are dozens and dozens of ideas that you can use in your classroom along with our videos!

Topics Covered In This Video

Employee/employer

Wages/salary

Needs/wants

Goods/services

Producers/consumers/customers

Budgets – income/expenses/profit

Savings/opportunity cost

Learning Resources with this Video

Quiz (PDF)

Online Quiz (coming soon)

Videos in this Series

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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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