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Curious George Economics

Use the lovable character Curious George to capture student attention while teaching about personal finance and economics.
Key Concepts: Goods and Services, Productive Resources, Saving…

Car Loan Project

In this personal finance lesson, students will evaluate different advertisements about cars to learn about the car buying process.
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Scarcity

Green Eggs and ...Economics?

In this economics lesson, students will learn key economic concepts found in children's literature.
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Division of Labor/Specialization, Market Structures

Open for Business

In this economics lesson, students will read a popular children's book to learn about entrepreneurship.
Key Concepts: Entrepreneurs, Goods and Services, Risk and Return

Beatrice's Goat

This lesson from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis' EconLowdown site teaches students what it means to save and...
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Saving

Uncle Jed's Barbershop

Students listen to the book Uncle Jed's Barbershop, about an African American barber who, despite significant setbacks, saves enough money...
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Entrepreneurship, Saving

A Chair for My Mother

In the story, A Chair for My Mother, a little girl and her family save money in a jar to...
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Goods and Services

"The Giver": Jonas Makes a Choice

Jonas, a twelve-year old, lives in a seemingly perfect futuristic world. His community protects him from all harm and in...
Key Concepts: Choice, Credit, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis…

A Penny Saved

In this economics lesson, students will read and discuss the comic book, “A Penny Saved".
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Credit, Economic Institutions…

A New Coat for Anna - Barter and Trade

By reading the book "A New Coat for Anna" students will learn about resources and trade/bartering through a young girl,...
Key Concepts: Barter, Money, Resources

Show Me the Money!

Students will investigate the unforeseen costs of car loans and/or house loans. They will then evaluate the economics of decision...
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Choice, Consumers…

Clean Land - Thanks to US!

In this lesson about the EPA, students will find out that their government pays for goods and services by taxing...
Key Concepts: Market Structures, Roles of Government