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Teaching Economics Using Children’s Literature

Children’s Literature

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University of Lynchburg Center for Economic Education

Nov 05, 2019
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Pittsylvania County School Board
39 Bank St. S.E
Chatham, VA 24531
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In-Service: Pittsylvania County Schools
Grade Level: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Kindergarten
Potential Recertification Credits: 2

You are already using children’s literature books to grab your students’ attention. Why not make the most of your precious classroom time and sprinkle economics into the mix? This curriculum offers a wealth of teacher-friendly resources including:
 Introduction – shares a handy “how to” guide for integrating economics into your children’s stories
 Student Glossary – includes unique “students language” definitions that boil each concept down to the bare basics
 Teaching Activities – gives you hands-on lessons and activities for popular children’s books such as The Three Little Pigs, Ant Cities, The Giving Tree, Lunch Money, & Beetles Lightly Toasted.
 Econ Book Report – allows you to use a versatile template to assign book reports
 Generic Handouts – extends the core economic principles to any children’s book
 Literature Connections – lists over 100 additional books used to teach economics and personal finance
Each lesson includes step-by-step procedures, key questions to test your students’ knowledge,


Instructor: Rebecca Booth, Director
Contact Person:
Rebecca Booth, Director
Center for Economic Education
University of Lynchburg

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