Spencer's Online Holiday Store

School: Spencer Technology Academy
Teacher: Ms. Townsend
Grade Level: 3rd grade
Project Purpose:The purpose of this project was to teach kids about basic business economics- from manufacturing to consuming with a technological base.
Procedure:  First Ms. Townsend introduced the basics of Economics to her students and had her students pick products that they wanted to sell in their store.  She then made the wikispace page with an embedded google form that served as the online store and order form.  The students then worked on advertisements by making posters to hang around the building.  Students throughout the school placed their orders by the deadline and Ms. Townsend ordered the products from Oriental Trading Company.  When the products arrived, her students used a print-out of the orders from Google Docs to organize products into orders, which were then delivered to their "customers".
State Standards that the project addressed:
STATE GOAL 15:  Understand economic systems, with an emphasis on the United States.
A. Understand how different economic systems operate in the exchange, production, distribution and consumption of goods and services.
Wiki URL: http://spencertechstore.wikispaces.com

Hear what students have to say about the project: