Economics & Picture Book Kid Lit: THE BARTER BUNDLE

Economics & Picture Book Kid Lit: THE BARTER BUNDLE
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Youngsters who understand economics grow to become “capable of making better decisions as savers, investors, borrowers, voters, and participants in the global economy.” (Council of Economics Education)

BARTER is a fundamental element of economics. BARTER is the most basic tool people use to get what they need and want. With this bundle, Ss use 8 picture books and 15+ activities to explore BARTER.

*Update* - One book addresses the Great Depression. This free resource from TpT's Social Studies Megastore offers a great intro/overview

Cross-curricular explorations include:

Topics: need, want, value, opportunity cost, coincidence of wants, choice, fair trade
Skills: spreadsheet, infographic, key words, match/sort, barter, inventory, 3D crafts
Language: fable, summary, synthesis, application, stanza/ballad, biography & more
Growth Mindset: greed/generosity, values, historical context, critical thinking

Each picture book has 2-3 activities. Activities use simple materials and include writing, games, crafts, and more. PRINTABLES abound for each one. Most activities will take ~45 minutes (some have components that each will take ~30+ minutes).

Teacher Pages offer answers & insights, lesson hacks, related context/details, room décor, word walls, and additional resources for BARTER. These pages are packed (but not hard to read) with extras that simplify lesson use, adaptation, and extension.


This purchase is for one teacher only. Please do not share this resource or components therein with colleagues or an entire subject or grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at Please do not upload this resource to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives.

For 25+ years Katie Engen has taught in public and private, formal and informal, K-16+ settings. She has a B.S. and M.Ed. from the University of Virginia, a Professional Clear Certificate from Loyola Marymount University in California, and enjoys ongoing PD, especially in STEAM. Katie has worked with students with a wide range of abilities, supported K-16 educators and public outreach professionals, and individualized instruction to meet many special needs.

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