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Classroom activities

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What's my job?

Elementary students will learn about different occupations that may interest them.

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How do you spend your time?

Students will learn how to create and interpret a pie chart displaying how they spend their time.

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Graphing prices

Students will learn how to graph changes in price levels of goods in this real-world graphing exercise.

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Productivity 101

Learn the basics of productivity, how it’s measured, and why it’s important.

Choosing a career

Students will research careers from among the 580 occupations listed in the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

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My dollar is worth what?

Students will use the Inflation Calculator to learn how the buying power of the dollar has changed over the years.

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The price is correct

In this activity, students will learn about inflation and play a game to guess how the prices of common goods have changed over the past several years.

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Last Modified Date: June 29, 2018