Students will be able to create pictorial examples of natural, human, and capital resources. Students will transfer their knowledge of economic resources to how well-known businesses use resources.
Main Curriculum Tie:
Career and Technical Education Introduction
Standard 5 Objective 2
Explore the relationship and impact of economics on families and consumers.
- Social Humanitarian
- Business Information
1- File folders or equally stiff paper. (color is good)
2- Old magazines. (for cutting out pictures)
3- Scissors, glue, (string or yarn -- optional)
4- Display Instruction sheets.
5- What Planet Are You On? worksheet.
6- Economic Resources worksheet.
Background For Teachers:
Sources of pictures should include examples listed below:
1. Select pictures of human resources showing people producing goods or services. They should be displaying mental or physical work.
2. Select pictures showing capital resources that are used to produce goods or services such as tractors, computers, construction equipment, etc.
3. Select natural resources such as air, water, land, plants, etc. They do not have to be in a production setting.
Intended Learning Outcomes:
1- Identify natural, human, and capital resources.
2- List resources used in personal, school, and work settings.
Using the instruction sheets for either the circle or the file folder display, students should create the basic form explained on the instruction sheets. Next, they should cut two or three (depending on size) pictures from old magazines, catalogs, brochures, etc., to identify human, natural, and capital resources. Examples of each type of resource should be glued to the display form and labeled. (See instructions.)
Ask students to share and explain their work. They should be able to explain how the pictures chosen for their display can be considered resources which help produce goods and services.
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Students can now demonstrate understanding and transfer by completing the Economic Resources worksheet and/or the What Planet Are You On worksheet.
Finally, encourage students to transfer their knowledge of economic resources to business settings. In a class discussion, ask students to identify resources the following businesses might use:
3- Albertson’s grocery store
4- Snowbird Ski Resort
5- A small business in your town
Created Date :
Jul 17 2002 17:34 PM