Teaching Kids Government & Economics: Strategies & Activities


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What is the study of government?

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1. Which of the following is a component of the study of economics?

2. What should you always attempt to relate the concepts of government and economics to in order to help your students understand them?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet/quiz combo brings up points that can help you as you attempt to get students to consider the importance of government and economics. Among the subjects you'll encounter are pedagogical strategies and tactics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to measure your knowledge of the following:

  • Getting students to relate to the lesson
  • Definition of the study of government
  • Strategy for teaching economics
  • How students can relate to the subject matter
  • Elements of economics

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet offer you the chance to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can grasp the most important points from the related lesson on teaching students about government and economics
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding effective methodology of teaching government and economics
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of the use of realistic examples to get students to relate to the information you're trying to impart

Additional Learning

In order to learn more about effectively teaching children about economics and government, read through the accompanying lesson entitled Teaching Kids Government & Economics: Strategies & Activities. The lesson deals with the following objectives:

  • State why it is important that children learn about economics and government
  • Explain how a teacher might compare federal, state and local governments to something kids are familiar with
  • Discuss a practical strategy a teacher can use to illustrate supply and demand
  • Comment on the value of a daily cooperative review of the activities that took place in the course of the lesson