Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?
Students, grades 6-12, are invited to study of economics through Richard Maybury's book Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?. Students will engage in group discussions of basic concepts and terminology, participate in hands-on activities, and research the seasonal effects of retail pricing for a final project.
Week 1 Discussion topics: coins vs. tokens, how money has changed, inflation, dollars and legal tender, the meanings on our money
Week 1 Activity: examine real coins to determine composition and how coins have changed
Call to reserve your space, 364-2580.
Purchase of the companion book, A Bluestocking Guide to Economics by Jane A Williams is recommended for those wanting to use this towards graduation credits.