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      Overview: Talking with Teachers about Economics

      Markets exist when buyers and sellers interact. This interaction determines market prices and the allocation of goods and services. As producers, consumers, savers, investors, workers and citizens in an interdependent world, we must examine the production and distribution of goods and services in order to make informed choices.

      Ohio's Academic Content Standards establish the following expectations for student performance in the area of Economics:

      • Students use economic reasoning skills and knowledge of major economic concepts, issues and systems in order to make informed choices.

      The content in this Teaching Tool is based on Ohio's Academic Content Standards: K-12 Social Studies and includes types of questions asked on the Ohio Graduation Test. While various activities are suggested for working with students, this Teaching Tool is designed to complement a rigorous, research-based curriculum, not to substitute for one.

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