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Typical Course of Study

World Book Learning Resources suggests typical courses of study for Kindergarten through 12th Grade. The course of study for Kindergarten is the denominations of money.

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Kindergarten Financial Concepts

The Fifty Nifty Econ Card program from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City includes recommendations on concept introduction for grade levels K through 6. Here are the recommended concepts for Kindergarten:
  • Wants: things people like and desire
  • Needs: things you must have to live
  • Scarcity: when there is not enough for all who want it
  • Choice: to make a decision
  • Goods: things that can satisfy people’s wants
  • Services: activities that can satisfy people’s wants

Academic Standards

Strand 5: Economics, The Social Studies Standard as of May 22, 2006
State of Arizona, Standards and Assessment Division

Concept 1: Foundations of Economics

The foundations of economics are the application of basic economic concepts and decision-making skills. This includes scarcity and the different methods of allocation of goods and services.

Concept 1 Performance Objectives for Kindergarten

  • PO 1. Discuss different types of jobs that people do.
  • PO 2. Match simple descriptions of work with the names of those jobs.
  • PO 3. Give examples of work activities that people do at home.
  • PO 4. Discuss differences between needs and wants.
  • PO 5. Recognize various forms of U.S. currency.
  • PO 6. Recognize that people use money to purchase goods and services.

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