Concepts: Human Resources, Producers, Productive Resources, Capital Resources
Learn all about apples and how they are grown - from seed to final product. The book describes many different types of apples and shows how they are turned into apple cider and apple pie. Many interesting "apple facts" are also provided.
Concepts: Human Resources, Productive Resources, Natural Resources, Capital Resources, Producers
Students will learn in this beautifully illustrated book what it takes to produce delicious apples - from tree to finished apples and apple products. The kinds of capital goods that are used are amazing - from honeybee crates to helicopters!
Concepts: Profit, Human Resources, Supply & Demand, Entrepreneur
Arthur really wants his own puppy. So he starts his own "Pet Business" to make a profit and to prove his responsibility to his parents.
Concepts: Opportunity Cost, Supply & Demand
Arthur gets into TV trouble when he insists on buying The Amazing Treat Timer, a gadget that would help him feed his dog. Will it be worth using his hard-earned cash to purchase the Timer? See what happens to Arthur in this amusing story.
Concepts: Trade-Offs, Opportunity Cost
Bea is very tired of kindergarten, and her father is very tired of his job in advertising. Bea trades jobs with her dad and the results are productive.
Concepts: Goods & Services, Supply & Demand, Economic Wants
A delightful story told in verse of a bears desire for more and more food once he awakens from his long winter nap. Will bears friends want more food, too?
Concepts: Economic Wants, Goods & Services, Trade & Money
In a humorous adventure, Sam and Amos learn how trading can help them get the things they want.
Concepts: Income, Opportunity Cost, Saving
In this lesson from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, students listen to a story about Beatrice, a little girl from Uganda, who receives a goat and the impact of that goat on her family. They learn what it means to save and use estimation to decide whether or not people have enough money to reach a savings goal. They also work through a set of problems requiring that they identify how much additional money people must save to reach their goals. Students learn what opportunity cost is and identify the opportunity costs of savings decisions made by Beatrice and her family.
Concepts: Goods & Services, Trade & Money, Consumers
Benny McBride has five pennies to spend. What will he buy with his pennies? Benny spends his five pennies on gifts for his family and pets.
Concepts: Productive Resources, Opportunity Cost, Entrepreneur
Business is "really nothing more than one person making life easier for another for a fee." Besides a lemonade stand, this book describes at least 51 ways to make money and have fun while you're at it. Choose the business that suits you best, from Babysitting Broker to Dog Walker. Business is a challenge and it involves risk. Enterprise can disappoint, dishearten, and discourage, but success makes it all worthwhile!