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I know this has been posted here before...but I can't seem to find it.

What are some picture books that you use to teach economics concepts?

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Try this link...
Old 02-17-2008, 04:25 PM
 
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http://content.scholastic.com/browse...le.jsp?id=7192

It has several books to choose from. You can also order free comic books form the following site:

http://www.newyorkfed.org/publicatio...t.cfm?comics=1
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Economics trade books
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I always use:

Boom Town by Sonia Levitin (entrepreneurship, wants/needs, bartering, settlements)

Cocoa Ice by Diana Appelbaum (import/export, goods/services, supply/demand, bartering/bargaining, international trade, natural resources)

If You Made a Million by David M. Schwart (money sense, banking, loans, personal finance, saving/investing, interest, choices/decision-making with money, income/making money)

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein (natural resources, goods/services)

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff (wants/needs, goods/services)

Ox-Cart Man (decision-making, settlement, resources)

The Bobbin Girl (decision-making)

Pancakes! Pancakes! by Eric Carle (natural resources, human resources, capital resources)

Little Nino's Pizzeria by Karen Barbour (natural resources, human resources, capital resources)

Uncle Jed's Barber Shop by Margaree Mitchell (opportunity cost, resources, services)

Lemonade for Sale by Stuart Murphy (products, sales, tracking profit)

The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish by Neil Gaiman (trading, bartering, exchange of goods/services in a market economy)

The Tortilla Factory by Gary Paulsen (resources, investment, production)

A Chair for My Mother by Vera Williams (human resources, wages, saving, scarcity, consumers, opportunity cost, budget)

Going to Town by Laura Ingalls Wilder (pioneers visiting a general store, resources, trading, interdependence)

National Council on Economic Education
www.ncee.net

Great website!
www.kidseconbooks.com

Teaching Economics Through Children's Literature (author?)

Hope this helps!
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Two books that teach economics
Old 02-20-2008, 11:10 AM
 
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When I was teaching economics, I used Arthur's Pet Business by Marc Brown and Just Shopping with Mom, one of the Little Critter books by Mercer Mayer. Hope this helps!
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