Once Upon a Dime: Middle School Lesson Plan

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Once Upon a Dime ... a group of middle schoolers wanted to learn about economics! Teach them complex economic concepts like supply and demand through a resource that effectively simplifies the explanations. Pupils work through various exercises that include using a business plan, asking short answer questions, and filling out graphic organizers.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Differentiate for English learners by providing fill-in-the-blank answers for each handout
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires providing scholars with six different handouts either digitally or printed
  • Expects teachers to show "Once Upon A Dime" cartoon during the lesson
  • Uses various exercises to help solidify learning from the cartoon and to elaborate on those concepts in more detail
  • Asks open-ended questions that get students thinking critically 
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