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    Play Dough Economics
    By Jen

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    Our state test also includes economics for our 5th grade social studies test. I found a wonderful book called play dough economics. I think their website is Not positive, but it is the national council on economic education. Anyway, the curriculum was great. My kids loved it! I had a 4th/5th split class and my 4th graders had no problems either. The way it works is that you introduce a concept, say goods and services, then you lecture about goods and services for a few minutes and then you give the kids play dough and they have to create a good or service. It really did teach them a lot.

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