Once Upon a Dime

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The story of "Once Upon a Dime" starts like any other fairy tale, but it quickly becomes a story about the value of money and the economic system commonly used before it. Presented as a cartoon, the resource consists of dialogue between various characters. Middle schoolers and high school scholars alike read through the content and become economic experts in no time! 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Highlight important terms for English learners 
  • After reading the cartoon, assign pupils to role play their own bartering scenarios and compare them to how they normally buy things
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires computer or tablet access to read the eBook
  • Additional lesson plan resources available for both middle school and high school classes
  • Engages students easily with colorful images 
  • Makes reading fun by using witty captions
  • Explains concepts with relevant plot points
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