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By Big Ideas for Young Minds
This resource offers a new twist on Tooth Fairy lore and dental hygiene that also touches on basic economics. Health is based on making good choices. These eye-catching posters motivate kids of all ages (or anyone needing teeth!) to follow up on
Subjects:
Health, Critical Thinking, Economics
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, School Nurse Documents, Posters
$7.00
$5.60
Digital Download PDF (7.81 MB)
By Big Ideas for Young Minds
Explore the concept of VALUE with individual and shared art projects plus graphic organizers for students to tap into big ideas and critical thinking. Emphasis on considering how and why to SAVE, SHARE, and SPEND resources.Aligns with the picture
Subjects:
Health, Critical Thinking, Economics
Grades:
2nd, 5th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas, Lesson
$5.00
$4.00
Digital Download PDF (0.83 MB)
By Big Ideas for Young Minds
Youngsters are pretty clear on the idea of tooth fairies. Basic economics? Not so much. This 10-page coloring book with critical thinking activities on each page introduces Gwyneth, her Flossy Posse, and their foe, the rot-minded Plaque Man.
Subjects:
Health, Critical Thinking, Economics
Grades:
2nd, 4th, 6th
Types:
Workbooks, Independent Work Packet, Lesson
$3.75
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (11.95 MB)
By Big Ideas for Young Minds
Economics for Everyone – Set A Apply sound economic thinking right away - buy the bundle for less than the single lessons! This 4-lesson bundle will help the next generation develop critical thinking about everyday economics and perhaps avoid any
Subjects:
Economics
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 7th
Types:
Lesson
$5.00
$4.00
12
Digital Download PDF (1.89 MB)
By Big Ideas for Young Minds
This basic, stand-alone word search introduces 12 foundational terms for understanding economics. It's linked with the #toothfairyeconomics graphic picture book, GWYNETH & the FLOSSY POSSE, a tooth fairy adventure (details on page 2 of this
Subjects:
Health, Critical Thinking, Economics
Grades:
2nd, 5th
Types:
Printables
$1.00
$0.80
Digital Download PDF (0.56 MB)
By Big Ideas for Young Minds
Don't sequester your students' chance to master the basics of economics. Lesson Set B (a follow up to Set A) will pay dividends for their critical thinking and economic savvy. These 'lesson's are more like mini-units...what a bargain! Lesson 5 -
Subjects:
Economics
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Activities
$5.00
$4.00
2
Digital Download PDF (1.99 MB)
By Big Ideas for Young Minds
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Economics
Grades:
8th, 3rd, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$10.00
$8.00
Digital Download PDF (10.78 MB)
By Big Ideas for Young Minds
Ss explore 8 basic economics terms while also practicing foundational word study and phonics skills with reading comprehension. SET 1 TERMS: economics, want, need, goods, services, surplus, wealth, opportunity cost Each puzzle page has a brief
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Economics , Reading Strategies
Grades:
9th, Homeschool, 4th, 7th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Printables
CCSS:
RF.4.3, RF.4.4c
$4.00
$3.20
Digital Download PDF (9.04 MB)
By Big Ideas for Young Minds
This lesson will help the next generation develop critical thinking about everyday economics and perhaps avoid any ‘fiscal cliffs’ in their future. Lesson 1: Goods, Services, Consumers, Producers, and Opportunity Cost Inspire your students to go
Subjects:
Economics
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 7th
Types:
Lesson, Internet Activities
$1.50
$1.20
1
Digital Download PDF (0.88 MB)
By Big Ideas for Young Minds
This lesson will help the next generation develop critical thinking about everyday economics and perhaps avoid any ‘fiscal cliffs’ in their future. Lesson 3 - Caveat Emptor: Value, Price, Supply, and Demand Students take an active role in
Subjects:
Economics
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 7th
Types:
Lesson, Research
$1.50
$1.20
1
Digital Download PDF (0.36 MB)
By Big Ideas for Young Minds
This lesson will help the next generation develop critical thinking about everyday economics and perhaps avoid any ‘fiscal cliffs’ in their future. Lesson 4 - Budget, Profit, and Fixed & Variable Costs Students will flock together and then
Subjects:
Economics
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 7th
Types:
Lesson, Excel Spreadsheets
$1.50
$1.20
Digital Download PDF (0.29 MB)
By Big Ideas for Young Minds
This lesson will help the next generation develop critical thinking about everyday economics and perhaps avoid any ‘fiscal cliffs’ in their future. Lesson 2 - Trades, Opportunity Costs, Value, and Demand Getting ready for school each morning can
Subjects:
Economics
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Lesson
$1.50
$1.20
Digital Download PDF (0.41 MB)
By Big Ideas for Young Minds
This simple tracking chart helps youngsters practice executive functions, data collection, dental healthcare, and goal-setting skills. The chart stands alone, or can be enjoyed as part of the Flossy Posse's mission to take down Plaque Man, the
Subjects:
Health, Economics
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables
FREE
Digital Download PDF (0.90 MB)
By Big Ideas for Young Minds
Try a sample from my larger unit (link below)! Use "The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish" by Neil Gaiman, and these 2 free activities to explore BARTER & other fundamentals of economics. Suitable/scalable for ~4th grade and up. Read the
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Economics , Writing
Grades:
10th, Homeschool, 4th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Centers, Activities
FREE
Digital Download PDF (2.46 MB)
By Big Ideas for Young Minds
This 5th installment of the Economics for Everyone series reinforces earlier concepts (Lessons 1-4) and offers concise definitions for natural, human and capital resources. Engaging interactive tasks involve critical thinking and career exploration.
Subjects:
Economics
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers, Lesson
FREE
2
Digital Download PDF (1.44 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I bring 25+ years of experience to creating cross-curricular, multi-modal materials that are useful in various settings. My writing is inspired by the many students from across the full spectrum of academic levels and special needs that I've had the pleasure to meet while involved with classroom teaching, tutoring, outdoor education, homeschooling, public outreach, professional development, and curricular support. Visit my blog: http://crossingthecurriculum.wordpress.com Logo art (heart) credit: http://openclipart.org/user-detail/10binary

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With one foot grounded in classroom practicalities and the benefits of fundamental skill mastery, I also aspire to teach with this passage from 'Theophilus North' by Thornton Wilder in mind: "If I had a student whose mind and heart was absorbed by birds, I would build French lessons about ostriches and starlings. Learning takes wing when it's related to what's passing in the student's inner life."

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University of Virginia, B.S. University of Virginia, M.Ed. Loyola Marymount University (CA), prof. clear cert.

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