Jozefowicz Shares Economics Lessons with Elementary School Students

Posted on 5/2/2016 6:09:40 AM

Stephanie M. Jozefowicz delivered an economics lesson to all of the second grade students at both Ben Franklin and East Pike elementary schools in the Indiana Area School District in December 2015. 

The lesson, which covered concepts such as goods, producers, human resources, capital resources, natural resources, production costs, and specialization, was based on The Night Henry Ford Met Santa, written by Carol Hagen.

The students made paper chains to demonstrate how an assembly line can achieve greater productivity. Through the use of this children's literature selection, Jozefowicz was able to incorporate the Pennsylvania learning standards for economics within the context of the greater second grade social studies curriculum.    

Additionally, in April Jozefowicz delivered an economics lesson to some third grade students at East Pike Elementary School. This lesson tied together economic concepts, including opportunity cost, productive resources, and saving, to the children's literature book Beatrice's Goat, written by Page McBrier. This lesson enhanced concepts being taught in the third grade social studies textbook.

Department of Economics