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From the Big Screen to the Classroom: Using Children’s Literature to Teach Economics

Learn how to teach economic concepts through popular upper elementary and middle school books that have been made into feature films.

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James Madison University Center for Economic Education

Nov 10, 2016
3:45 pm - 5:45 pm
J. Frank Hillyard Middle School
226 Hawks Hill Drive
Broadway, Virginia 22815
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Grade Level: Grade 4, Grade 5, Middle School
Potential Recertification Credits: 2

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Giver, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid are examples of children’s literature that have recently been turned into feature films. This interactive session will feature interdisciplinary lessons and activities based on these popular titles. This workshop includes copies of classroom-ready lessons and door prizes.


Instructor: Lynne F. Stover
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Lynne F. Stover
Center for Economic Education
James Madison University

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