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Econ Explorers – Lesson Plan Kit

Grade Levels: 3-5

Lesson Description: Students will participate in a series of activates aimed at discussing the concept of scarcity and their role in the banking system. This lesson serves as a basic introduction to economics and banking for elementary school students.

Content Keywords: Scarcity, Inflation, Economy, Currency, Technology, Banking System


  • To comply with standards related to economic and financial literacy.
  • To promote understanding of fundamental economic and personal finance concepts through active learning.
  • To develop students’ mathematics, communication, research gathering, critical thinking and personal finance skills.
  • To provide opportunities for student involvement in student education.

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