Amelia Bedelia Means Business. Milton Hershey. Chocolate is a very interesting topic to study from an economic viewpoint.
From the history of cacao beans as a form of currency to the supply and demand of chocolate today, The Economics of Chocolate is a fascinating topic that provides a framework to learn Elementary Economic Standards. Before beginning, consider this informational video on How Chocolate is Made. Ask questions about trade, geography, and history. How Chocolate is Made: Money doesn't grow on trees, but chocolate does! Now check out this story about a visit to a chocolate shop in Tampa. Use the Golden Ticket scene from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to discuss ideas about scarcity, decisions, opportunity cost, trade, supply, and demand. I Want It Now! How It's Made: At a Chocolate Factory For Economic Terms, visit Fifty Nifty Econ Cards. 3rd Grade (NGSSS Economics Standards) In third grade, a key focus is to understand how scarcity results in trade. 4th Grade (NGSS Economics Standards) 5th Grade: (NGSSS Economics Standards)
Mr. Sam: How Sam Walton Built Wal-Mart and Became America's Richest Man. Title: Mr.
Sam: How Sam Walton Built Wal-Mart and Became America's Richest ManAuthor: Karen BlumenthalPublisher: VikingISBN: 978-0-670-01177-3Year: 2011 Concepts: incentives, markets, price, innovation, distribution, consumers, producers, supply and demand, entrepreneurship Review: Back in 1945, a hard-working and determined young man named Sam Walton opened his own store: a Ben Franklin variety store in Newport, Arkansas. As he continued to do throughout his career, Sam eagerly increased his store's sales with strategic retailing practices, including discount pricing, innovative features, and aggressive moves to beat the competition. Over the next several decades, what started with one store grew into a massive retail corporation known to the world as Wal-Mart. In this interesting biography, Karen Blumenthal provides an informative account of how Sam Walton built up his business to become the world's largest retail company.
Review by: Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children. The Pet War. About This Book The Pet War is a hilarious story about the timeless battles of dog vs. cat, brother vs. sister, know-it-all vs. know-nothing.
Eleven-year-old Otto wants a dog. His twelve-year-old perfect sister, Lexi, wants a cat. Their mother, who works very long hours as a nurse, wants neither. Pets are expensive, so who's going to pay for everything? Otto has an idea. With Otto and Lexi each out to defeat the other, their business plans become more elaborate and involved. About the Authors or Illustrators Allan Woodrow is the author of "The Rotten Adventures of Zachary Ruthless" and "The Pet War. " A Basket of Bangles. Billy Sure Kid Entrepreneur Books. Lemonade in Winter. About In a starred review, Publishers Weekly declared this delightful picture book "a beautifully restrained tribute to trust and tenderness shared by siblings; an entrepreneurship how-to that celebrates the thrill of the marketplace without shying away from its cold realities; and a parable about persistence.
" A lemonade stand in winter? Madame C.J. Walker. Madame C.J.
Walker Walker made a fortune on her specialized beauty product line for African American women. Background: Walker was born Sarah Breedlove on a cotton plantation near Delta, La. Her parents were former slaves. Walker was orphaned at age 7 and married at 14. Invention: During the 1890s, Walker suffered hair loss. Did You Know? Arthur's Pet Business. The Pot that Juan Built. Isabel's Car Wash. Students are introduced to the roles of entrepreneur and investor in the context of starting a business through the book Isabel's Car Wash.
After discussing the story, students are divided into entrepreneur and investor groups for a business startup simulation. In this simulation, each entrepreneur group uses a business plan and pitch to sell its idea to the investor groups. Each investor group decides on a business to invest in with the money allotted to the group and negotiates a profit percentage with the entrepreneur. • Lesson (pdf) The Lemonade War Books. Here are some resources that can help you use the Lemonade War series of books in the classroom.
The Lemonade War Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Teacher's Guide IRA blogpost: "Teaching Math, Business, and More with The Lemonade War" Massachusetts Center for the Book Teacher Guide Read Kiddo Read Educator Review Lesson Index's Teaching Guide and Lesson Plans Ed Helper Literature Unit Morris Country Schools, NJ: Discussion Questions and Reading Activities Book trailer Word search Bookmark The Lemonade Crime Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Teacher's Guide Teaching Books Resources Book trailer Word search Author interview The Bell Bandit Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Teacher's Guide Book trailer The Candy Smash Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Teacher's Guide Read Kiddo Read Educator Review Author interview Book trailer. How Second Grade Got $8,205.50 to Visit the Statue of Liberty. Uncle Jeds Barbershop. Heartbreak Messanger. Sweet Potato Pie. One Hen. Lemonade for Sale.