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The Economics of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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University of Lynchburg Center for Economic Education

Oct 25, 2018
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
University of Lynchburg -Schewel 209 (Active Learning Classroom)
1501 Lakeside Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24501
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Grade Level: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Middle School
Potential Recertification Credits: 2

Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them are popular literature and movies for students which can be the perfect “hook” needed to engage the students’ interest.  This interactive workshop will feature interdisciplinary lessons and activities based on these popular titles.  Economic topics include: scarcity, decisions, opportunity cost, jobs, trade, money, banking, goods, services, consumer, producer, and a business plan. Teachers will receive classroom-ready lessons plans, materials, and student activities that promote hands-on learning.  Snacks will be served.


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

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