The Economy — Lesson 105

Money Moves

Students participate in a pretend auction to see how supply and demand affects the price of an item.

What Students Learn

  • Money has value when it MOVES
  • When money moves between individuals or groups it is called a 'transaction'
  • Transactions change the financial status of everyone involved

Suggested Time

  • Preview and Episode Viewing: 45 minutes
  • Activity 1: 30-45 minutes

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