SS Economics Learning Roadmap


Learn Bright learning roadmaps provide an excellent schedule to follow for teaching our lesson plans. Whether you are a teacher in a classroom or a homeschooler, these outlines will help you keep track of the subjects you need to teach your students. This roadmap explores economics topics within the social studies subject category.

Using the roadmap for each subject, you can figure out which lessons to teach and when. Some roadmaps provide a few additional lesson plans that you can use if you find that your students need extra practice, or if you have more time to fill. The roadmaps are a guide and are not meant to hold you to a rigid agenda. You can adjust as you wish to meet your specific needs and objectives.

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What our lesson guides include

Overview: The SS Economics Learning Roadmap lesson guide introduces students to concepts and material that explore these unique areas of social studies. Students will study a number of varying subjects that align with NCSS standards. In total, the SS Economics guide includes 10 lessons. Every lesson plan lists the grade band that applies to it, but you are welcome to adjust lesson plans to fit the appropriate grade level.

Learn Bright learning roadmaps are useful tools for organizing your teaching agenda, whether in the classroom or at home. The social studies roadmaps are divided into general subject areas: civics, economics, geography, and history. Therefore, they include the lessons for all grade bands in that subject. They list the lessons in alphabetical order, and you will find the grade band associated with the lesson below the lesson title. Note that some lessons fall into more than one subject area or grade band.

Teaching Schedule

Because there is no national standard for teaching topics related to social studies, you can choose any number of these lessons to teach your students throughout the years. Many lessons relate well to each other, and you may benefit from teaching multiple lessons at the same time. For instance, the SS Economics Learning Roadmap lesson guide includes separate lessons for the economy, economics, and supply and demand. You could teach all three in conjunction with each other. Feel free to be flexible and adjust when necessary to fit your unique needs!

SS Economics Learning Roadmap lesson guide

The learning roadmap for the social studies economics subjects includes 10 lesson plans. The topics vary from the assembly line to the history of transportation to the printing press. The state educational standards for every lesson, which align with NCSS standards, are on the individual lesson product pages. Below is a short list of lessons from this roadmap. Each lesson contains a brief description that explains what students will learn.

Social Studies Economics Lessons

  • Careers from A to Z—This lesson explores many different possible career paths that students could take. Students will discover what a career is and identify some fields they might enjoy working in based on their descriptions. They will also learn about a number of basic skills that certain careers require. This lesson is for students in 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade.
  • Great Depression—In this lesson, students learn about this significant period in America’s history. They will discover what life was like for people who lived during this time. They will also learn about what causes and effects the Depression had, as well as its lasting impact on policy in the U.S. This lesson is for students in 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade.
  • Industrial Revolution—Students will learn all about this period in American history. They will discover facts about certain events that took place during this time and the period’s lasting impact. They will also learn about some inventions and innovations that people created or discovered throughout these years. This lesson is for students in 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade.
  • Supply and Demand—Supply and Demand teaches students about the basic concepts that explain why prices of products are what they are. Students will discover how the amount of a product and people’s desire for the product affect the price people will pay. They will also learn about other factors that affect the supply or demand of a certain product. This lesson is for students in 5th grade and 6th grade.

Additional information


1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade


Roadmap, Social Studies