Teach real-life economics with stories that your kids will love!
Economics doesn't have to be a difficult topic to teach to elementary students. Using the Striker Jones mystery series, you can introduce the topics to your kids in a unique story-based format. It's reading and social studies, all rolled into one.
Q: What components are included in each lesson?
A: Each lesson explores the economic concepts raised in Striker Jones through vocabulary, discussion topics, fun group activities, and individual assignments.
Q: What concepts are included?
A: Concepts covered include supply and demand, goods vs. services, incentives, trade-offs, opportunity cost, competition, risk and benefits, barter, information asymmetry, diminishing marginal utility, benefits of trade, prices, profits, public choice, scarcity, and voting.
Q:Does the Teacher's Companion include the novel?
A: Yes, the entire Striker Jones novel is included in the Teacher's Companion, though you can also purchase the paperback version of the novel separately for student use.
Q: Is this unit aligned to any standards?
A: The lessons are aligned to Common Core reading and language arts standards, as well as the microeconomic voluntary national economic standards set by the National Council on Economic Education.
Q: What do teachers say about Striker Jones?
A: Read reviews by real teachers at www.elementaryecon.com/teacher-editions.html.
Q: What do economics experts say about Striker Jones?
A: "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!" - Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children