This overview of economics will help students make sense of the financial realities of the world they live in. Describing microeconomics and macroeconomics, students will fill in worksheets that differentiate between the two, learning how personal decisions and larger decisions affect various elements in the economic realm. Scarcity, allocation, business ownership, government, supply & demand, employment, the money cycle, global trade, and the economic cycle are covered through creative writing, internet research, graphing, charts, critical thinking, and comprehension activities. 76 reproducible pages, softcover; answer key included. Grades 5-8+.