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Grade K-2, 3-5

Princess Persephone Loses the Castle (Money Tales)

Time: 45 mins,
Updated: April 19 2024,


Students will be able to:

  • Complete a simple business plan
  • Be introduced to the concept of entrepreneurship.

In this economics and personal finance book, an inexperienced royal learns a valuable lesson about reading the fine print.

Princess Persephone was cold in her castle on freezing Ganymede. So, when Aluminum Jim came calling to sell her tin sheets to nail onto the exterior walls to keep out the cold, Persephone was only too happy to agree to a loan and sign the contract without reading it. What could she do when the tin sheets didn’t work, she couldn’t repay the loan, and Jim claimed the castle?Use this lesson to expand on the economic and personal finance concepts in the book and have your students practive writing a business plan to help Princess Persephone.

Play BINGO with the concepts from the Money Tales books

Available in eBook and hard copy