Written for children ages 7-10, Striker Jones: Elementary Economics for Elementary Detectives will teach your students basic economics through fun mysteries, including concepts such as supply and demand, goods vs. services, and competition. The stories are not packed with economic jargon, but they will subtly convey economic concepts that form the basis for a lifetime of good decision-making.
Concepts covered include the following:
- Supply and Demand
- Goods vs. Services
- Opportunity Cost
- Risk and Benefits
- Information Asymmetry
- Diminishing Marginal Utility
- Benefits of Trade
- Public Choice
From a review by the Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children:
"Striker Jones is an excellent text for older elementary students beginning to grasp more and more complicated economic concepts. Through its easy flowing narrative with lots of conversational dialogue, children will learn to see that economics affect their daily life far more than they realized!"
If you enjoy this product, please see the sequel, an award-winning finalist in the 2013 USA Book Awards Children's Fiction category! Buy it on TPT: Striker Jones and the Midnight Archer
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Also see my free Common Core-aligned lesson plans
to draw out the economics lessons more explicitly as a class.