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.
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
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