Grade 3-5, K-2
On-Demand Webinar

What’s New: Featuring Funny Characters Learning Life Lessons

Time: 60 mins,
Presenter: Lynne Stover


In this webinar teachers will:

  • Explore the concept of the value of using children’s literature to teach in the content areas.
  • Relate the concepts of scarcity, goods, services, opportunity cost, entrepreneurship, and decision-making as they pertain to the featured titles.
  • Investigate the cross curricular possibilities of the topic as related to the social sciences and creative problem solving.
  • Review an annotated bibliography listing new children’s books that contain economic and personal finance content.
  • Consider the National Economics Content Standards: Standard 1: Scarcity, Standard 2: Decision Making, Standard 6: Specialization, Standard 14: Entrepreneurship
  • Consider the National Standards for Financial Literacy: I Earning Income, II Buying and Selling Goods, IV. Using Credit

This video is available to view for EconEdLink members only.


This session, designed for classroom teachers and resource specialists, features newly released children’s books, copyrighted between 2018-2023, that can be used to teach in the content areas, enrich learning, and promote creative problem solving. Using the provided lessons and activities, students will learn about choices, money, saving, budgeting, and the value of investing in human capital. Included are classroom-ready lessons, online links to YouTube read alouds and an annotated bibliography. Titles include “I Love Strawberries”, “A Penny’s Worth”, “Shark Scam”, and “Sloth & Squirrel in a Pickle.”