Teaching Economics Using Children’s Literature

The South Carolina Council on Economic Education will offer a one-day workshop on “Teaching Economics Using Children’s Literature” on March 20, 2015 in Columbia, SC. The workshop will feature instructor Lori A. Dickes from Clemson University and will teach K-5 educators how to identify economic content in children’s literature to better educate their students using a decision-making model. SC Humanities supported this project with a Mini Grant in February 2015.

The “Teaching Economics Using Children’s Literature” workshop will accommodate 25 teachers who will receive five credit renewal points for SC recertification. Each participating teacher will receive a curriculum book and 15 children’s literature books, including A New Coat for Anna by Harriett Ziefert and Uncle Jed’s Barbershop by Margaree King Mitchell. The concepts outlined through the workshop will reach over 2,500 South Carolina students.

For more information about the workshop, contact the South Carolina Council on Economic Education at 803-777-8676 or visit their website at: http://www.sceconomics.org/.

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