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How can communities improve the local economy? Lesson 2 of 6

Key stage 3 (ages 11-14) • Finance & The Economy • Lesson and support materials

How can communities improve the local economy?

This lesson is part 2 of a sequence of 6 lessons addressing the key enquiry: Why is the local economy important to society?

Students continue to explore the local economy and how community involvement is crucial to its development. They research their own community and learn about co-operatives. Through examining a range of case studies, they research different community schemes created to enhance the local economy.

Students will work towards answering the following questions:
  1. Why is community involvement important to the local economy?
  2. How can co-operatives benefit a community?
  3. What other types of community schemes have been created to enhance the local economy?
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