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Students learn all about economics through 'Main Street' program

The Main Street Economics Program at Pisgah Forest Elementary School allows students to be both consumers and service providers. (Photo credit: WLOS Staff)

One Transylvania County school is giving students a hands-on lesson in economics.

The Main Street Economics Program at Pisgah Forest Elementary School allows students to be both consumers and service providers.

There was a bowling alley where people paid to play. There was also a post office where second-graders could take care of their business affairs.

It's a lesson in "supply and demand," as well as how to stick to a budget. Students said it quickly became apparent you should not to spend all of your money in one place.

"So, then when you want to do something, you can use your money to do it, and you'll have enough money to do it since you're spending you money wisely!" second-grader Everett observed.

The kids even got to go gem mining inside the classroom.

This is the third year for the Main Street Economics Program. The teachers and students wanted to thank the Ingles of Etowah, Subway in Mills River and the Transylvania County Schools Education Foundation for their support of the program.

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