Lesson Plan

Are You a Producer or a Consumer?

In this lesson, your students will learn about their roles as consumers and producers in a community through engaging activities and discussion.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify the consumers and producers in a community and their functions.


(10 minutes)
  • Ask your students to list items that their families like to buy.
  • Discuss items that they buy to meets their needs for food, shelter, and clothing. Identify these items as goods.
  • Next, ask your students to name some services their families pay for, such as haircuts.
  • Review with students that goods are things people make or use to satisfy others' needs and wants.