Concepts: Capital Resources, Human Resources, Productive Resources, Natural Resources
Hockey-playing twins Trish and Jamie learn all about the mining efforts it takes to produce the new skates they want for their upcoming tournament. Follow the twins as they go on a mining tour to learn how the steel for their new skates is made. This colorful, descriptive book also shows how companies deal with environmental concerns when mining for coal and oil.
Concepts: Author: Jane Drake with Ann Love Illustrator: Pat Cupples Published: 1997 Grade Level: 2 - 5 Accelerated Reader Level/Points: .5 Publisher: Kids Can Press
Mr. Tanen, the school principal, loves ties so much that he has purchased almost a thousand of them! However, he faces a scarcity problem – there is not enough money in the school budget to purchase playground equipment. But Mr. Tanen has a plan. He donates his ties for a “tie auction!” All the money raised through the auction will go towards purchasing the playground equipment. In the end, Mr. Tanen learns that his giving has not only been a blessing to the school, but to him as well.
Concepts: Specialization, Market, Human Resources
A young boys imagination takes over as he hears his father talk about his job as a stock market analyst.
Concepts: Producers, Goods & Services, Consumers
A little girl goes every day to her father's luncheonette. While her father flips burgers, fizzes sodas, and scoops ice cream, she plays the jukebox or spins on a counter stool. The hour's whirl by, from the lunch crunch to lights out at closing time.
Concepts: Goods & Services
Identify public goods and services as you take a tour of the sites and sounds of New York City – from the towering Empire State Building to Central Park and the Sixth Avenue Flea Market. The artwork by author Kathy Jacobsen is especially striking, with a color fold out pages of key sites.
Concepts: Investing, Market, Goods & Services, Opportunity Cost, Trade & Money, Capital Resources
Saruni empties his secret money box and arranges the coins into piles and the piles into rows. He is saving to invest in something special. How happy and proud he will be when he can help his mother carry heavy goods to market on his very own bicycle!
Concepts: Goods & Services, Specialization, Interdependence
Chip is having trouble deciding on a topic for a school report. After seeking advice from many community workers, he decided to make a photo report of his town.
Concepts: Investing, Entrepreneur, Producers, Saving, Productive Resources, Productivity, Profit
A young boy and his two sisters started a wreath-making business and a peanut butter and jelly lemonade stand to make money for college. As the companies and the profits grew, they became experienced in marketing, wholesaling, employing salespeople, and investing.
Concepts: Trade & Money, Goods & Services, Productivity
Farmer Worth discovers that his farm now produces a new variety of crop - money! By carefully using different kinds of animal manure, he grows different kinds of money crops. What kind of farming is this? How much money can he grow?
Concepts: Scarcity, Economic Wants, Producers, Price, Supply & Demand
A Raja in India decrees that the rice farmers in his province must give him nearly all their rice to store for himself. After a bad growing season, the Raja continues to demand the rice, and the people are faced with a severe scarcity problem - famine. Luckily, a young maiden develops a plan to get the rice back from the Raja.