Product Swap: Featuring Economy 101 Lapbook Unit

I am so stinkin' excited to share about the product I reviewed for The Magical Product Swap!


I was so lucky to be paired up with Amber from Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher! She has some of the best products for Science and Social Studies (among other awesome things!)

And this was good. Because we've had a ton of amazing trainings for Language Arts and Math in my district this year, and it's been hard to do lots of fun things in Science and Social Studies!

I was psyched to try out Amber's Economy 101: Lapbook Unit.  At first, I thought it would be just the materials to create the lapbook -- but there's more!! Yeah!!

I started this unit on Monday -- and I'm not even finished with all the awesome activities in the unit! Not only that, Amber put in student-friendly articles that give plenty of details and information to support the students when they complete the little projects.

What's even better is that she has a half-sheet size, so you can make a little booklet for each student!

So cool!

Amber created the file in adorable colors - but since I wasn't able to make color copies, I used black and white and had the kiddos decorate! Everything printed nicely - and my second graders were more than happy to do some coloring!

Each activity has a corresponding article.  I used them for shared reading along with our Social Studies textbook and BrainPop Jr.  The articles Amber wrote had all the information my students needed to complete the activities.

This was so fun! The students loved making the accordion and they loved how it popped out with all the information they learned.

One of my favorite things about this was that I could seamlessly adjust the learning level to meet my second grade standards.  Amber included some cards for money that are perfect for third grade, but not needed for me.  I easily differentiated and kept just the coin and dollar cards. Perfect! I love that this product can be used across grade levels!

This was another excellent activity.  My students loved discussing what is produced in our country, state, and community! What a great way to help kids start to think locally and globally!

Here are some examples of some almost finished books. The flaps on the side are reserved for the other three activities we still need to do!

The work you see here took about 5 days of Social Studies -- and I could have easily stretched it across another two days. But guess what?!? I'm still not done with this awesome product!! Can you believe it?

I had never done a lapbook unit before, but I am certainly hooked now.  Such a great way to engage the students. This is seriously enough for a full two weeks of instruction! And my kids yelled, "YES!" every time I asked them to take out their book.  On several occasions, I had students say, "This is so fun!" 

Social Studies and fun? Sign me up! And you're in luck today, too.  In honor of the product swap, Amber is offering her Economy 101: Lapbook Unit for $3.75 today only.  Two weeks of Social Studies for less than four bucks? What a steal!

I know I will be buying up some of her other fantastic lapbook units, too! I'm hooked!

Don't forget to head over to Amber's blog and see which product she got to try out!

Then head over to Jessica Stanford's blog to see what else is going on with this latest Magical Product Swap!

Happy Saturday Friends!!


  1. I really like this unit and all the different foldables that are included! Very neat!
    Conversations in Literacy

  2. I just dropped this in my cart (it is getting very full!). You did a fabulous job selling this product, I can't wait to try it!

  3. What a fun way to learn some difficult concepts!
    First Grade Found Me

  4. I used this earlier this year and LOVED it. It made teaching a pretty difficult (abstract) topic much easier for my third grade friends. Great review!

    Kickin' It With Class

  5. Fantastic post..there are not too many great economics products out there, but this one looks super! I love the foldables. Looking forward to trying this in my classroom :) Glad to be a new follower!
    The Teacher’s Chair


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