Lesson Plan

3 Types Of Resources

Our community relies on different kinds of resources to operate successfully. In this lesson, your students will learn how capital, human, and natural resources are all important for the functioning of a productive society.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to differentiate between capital, human, and natural resources. Students will be able to describe the role of capital, human and natural resources in a healthy society.


(5 minutes)
  • To begin the lesson, ask for student volunteers to tell you about some goods and services their parents have paid for in the past week. Great introductory questions include: What things have your parents bought for you or your family in the past week? Where did those things come from? What services have your parents paid for?
  • Explain that today, your class will be learning about three types of resources, or supplies of things, that our community relies on to function: human, capital, and natural.
  • Gauge your students' prior knowledge by asking whether anyone can define these types of resources for you.