Microeconomics and You

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This Webquest focus was on supply and demand including price and market. Then to add to students prior knowledge information and videos are reviewed on lettuce, milk, and eggs.

• This lesson allows students to create an economics foundation.
• The activity allows for individual expression as well as collaboration.
• Students will learn that some goods are produced in local communities as well as other parts of the world.
• Students will learn about the relationship of supply and demand, then how it affects price and market.

Comfort with the Internet
Time Required:
Production Videos – 1 day
Group Activity – 1 day for each group
Reflection/Evaluation – 1 day
Each day is 50 minutes
Note: Each group will share a computer to access Webquest “Microeconomics and You”.
The web links are included in the Webquest pages.

Arizona Department of Education. (2006). Social Study Standard. Electronically retrieved February 15, 2008 from http://www.ade.state.az.us/standards/sstudies/articulated/strand5.pdf
Ricchiuti, Linda. (2006). Orange Juice- from the tree to the Glass! Electronically retrieved February 14, 2009 from http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/activity/oj.index.html
Sunal, C. S., & Haas, M. E. (2008). Social Studies for the Elementary and Middle Grades (3rd ed.). Boston: Pearson.
University of Arizona. (n.d.). A look at Arizona Agriculture. Electronically retrieved February 14, 2009 from http://www.agclassroom.org/kids/stats/arizona.pdf
Utah Agriculture in the Classroom. (n.d.). Supply and Demand. Electronically retrieved February 14, 2009 from http://extension.usu.edu/AITC/teachers/pdf/fieldguide2/supply.pdf


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