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

Women Overcoming Adversity: Using Picture Books to Teach Economics

March 01 6:00-7:00pm ET
Time: 60 mins ,
Updated: March 6 2023,
Presenter: Lynne Stover

Objective

In this webinar teachers will:
  • Celebrate Woman’s History Month by learning about the challenges four strong women faced and overcame.
  • Consider the benefits of using children’s literature to teach in the content area.
  • Review the economic concepts of decision-making, opportunity cost, human capital, good & services, and productive resources and learn how they apply these concepts to the featured books.
  • Discover methods for teaching the featured concepts using lessons created for the elementary classroom.
  • Explore the children’s books “Helen’s Big World: The Life of Helen Keller” by Doreen Rappaport, “Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World’s Fastest Woman” by Kathleen Krull, “The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin” by Julia Finley, and “Wilma’s Way Home: The Life of Wilma Mankiller’ by Doreen Rappaport.

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Description

This session features inspiring picture books that depict amazingly resilient women who, through hard work and good decision making, overcame difficult life-defining challenges. The economic concepts covered include choice, costs & benefits, opportunity cost, and investing in human capital. Classroom ready lessons, activities, and resources will be provided for each of the books. Titles include: “Helen’s Big World: The Life of Helen Keller”, “Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World’s Fastest Woman”, The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin”, and “Wilma’s Way Home: The Life of Wilma Mankiller.”

Subjects:
Economics,History