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.
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
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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