Saturday, January 19, 2013

Economics Picture Books for 3rd Grade

Want more bang for your buck?  Use these picture books as part of your reading and economics unit!  Some are short and sweet and can fill a transition time or short break, while others are lengthy and make a great lesson in itself! 

I love being able to share a book with the class.  Third graders love to have stories read to them.  Try these to help those kiddos make those economic connections that just aren't sinking in!
Happy Teaching!

The Great Fuzz Frenzy by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel Scarcity
Check out my earlier blog The Great Fuzz Frenzy for teaching tips with this book!

Max’s Dragon Shirt by Rosemary Wells Wants/needs

Alexander Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst Opportunity cost

Abuela’s Weave by Omar Castaneda Producers/Consumers

A New Coat for Anna by Harriet Ziefert Bartering

Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin Human resources

Boom Town by Sonia Levitin Entrepreneurs

The Berenstain Bears’ Dollars and Sense by Stan and Jan Berenstain Money/banking

The Magic School Bus at the Waterworks by Joanna Cole Natural Resources

Beatrice’s Goat by Page McBrier Saving

How the Second Grade Got $8,205.50 to Visit the Statue of Liberty
by Nathan Zimelman Profit
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin Strikes

My school library already had each of these books!  Great way to integrate your curriculum!

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1 comment:

  1. Wow, this is such a great list! I just pinned it so I will remember to come back to it!

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