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- National Center Workshops
- General Economics
How do you make economics fun for students of all ages? With Modeling Clay! Whether you want to expose your young students to basic economics, math lessons or grab attention in your elementary-level classroom, these popular, activity-based lessons are an ideal way to explore economics. Playful Economics is a booklet of 15 innovative economics lessons that use hands-on activities to give your students a solid understanding of key economic principles. In each lesson, students use modeling clay to learn economics concepts identified in the National Content Standards in Economics.
The unique lessons contained in Teaching Economics Using Children’s Literature will show you how to use children’s books to reinforce the concepts you teach in the Playful Economics curriculum. Imagine teaching the story of “The Three Little Pigs” from an economic viewpoint—learning and talking about scarcity, trade-offs, and human and natural resources. Playful Economics and the Children’s Literature book are very motivating and effective ways to add economics to your classroom. Lessons in these publications are tied to the ELA and math Common Core Standards.