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Teaching Economics Using Children's Literature

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Teaching Economics Using Children's Literature contains 21 practical, classroom-tested lesson plans to use with popular children’s stories.  The basic economic concepts used in this curriculum include goods and services, consumer, producer, productive resources, entrepreneur, scarcity, opportunity cost, trade-offs, interdependence, economic systems, international trade, and the circular flow model.  The workshop will also introduce you to the Kids Econ Posters that cover 22 basic economic concepts and have literature connections for each one.

The EKU Center for Economic Education is offering a workshop on this curriculum on Thursday, September 28, August 25, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Cassidy Elementary School in Lexington, KY.  The workshop will be presented by Cindy West, Elementary Education Consultant for the EKU Center.

There is a $20 registration fee to attend this workshop, and this must be paid in advance.  To register, select one of the following options:

Your name will be added to the registration list when your registration is received.  Cancellations received (via email to by Friday, September 22nd will receive a full refund.  You must have a confirmation email from the EKU Center for Economic Education in order to attend.  The workshop is intended for in-service teachers, and there are also a limited number of slots available for pre-service teachers.

Attend for the entire workshop and receive a free copy of the curriculum and a children’s book, valued together at more than $25.  A boxed lunch/dinner will be served, and PD certificates will be presented. Also, all attendees will receive a set of KIDS ECON POSTERS!!  If you have questions, email us at

Mail registration checks to Cynthia Harter, EKU Center for Economic Education, 521 Lancaster Ave., 106 Beckham Hall, Richmond, KY  40475.

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