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Explore Economics Video Series for Grades 2-5

Explore Economics is a series of short videos that introduce elementary-age children to economic concepts.

To provide students with online questions following each video, register your class through the Econ Lowdown Teacher Portal and begin exploring economics with a fun, new approach.
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Episode 1: The Economics of Infrastructure
Learn how infrastructure such as roads, bridges, railroad lines, water mains, sewer pipes, and power lines support the operation of an economy.

Episode 2: The Economics of Transportation
Learn how changes in technology changed the way and speed with which people move goods.

Episode 3: What Makes Something Useful as Money?
Learn about items that have been used as money in the past and explains why something used as money should be relatively scarce, generally acceptable, portable, durable, and divisible.

Episode 4: The Perfect Breakfast
This video helps students understand why people in different regions, states, and nations trade. It tells the story of a child in Canada who wants orange juice for breakfast and a child in Florida who wants syrup for breakfast.

These videos are designed for teaching grades 2, 3, 4, and 5.

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Audience:   Elementary School
Language:   English
Subjects:   Economics, STEM
Resource Types:   Multimedia, Video, Series
Concepts:   Physical Capital, Economy, Productivity, Money