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

This interactive session, based on children’s books that have been made into movies, features classroom-ready lessons and activities.

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James Madison University Center for Economic Education

Apr 21, 2016
3:45 pm - 5:45 pm
A.R. Ware Jr. Elementary School
330 Grubert Ave
Staunton, VA 24401
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Grade Level: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Kindergarten, Middle School
Potential Recertification Credits: 2

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Dairy of a Wimpy Kid, The Giver, and The Hunger Games 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. Teachers will receive classroom-ready lessons plans, materials, and student activities that promote hands-on learning.


Instructor: Lynne Stover, Associate Director for Programs
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Lynne Stover, Associate Director for Programs
Center for Economic Education
James Madison University

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