The Great Economic Mysteries Book (Grades 4-8)

The Great Economic Mysteries Book (Grades 4-8)

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The Great Economic Mysteries Book introduces students to an economic way of thinking through exploring the mysteries of everyday life. Students solve each mystery by responding to hints provided by simple true/false questions and by reference to a logical system of reasoning that applies basic economic principles.

Students explore:
  • Why people who need glasses sometimes don't wear them
  • Why some students don't do their homework even when they know they should
  • Why tropical fruits can be found year-round
  • Why the school lunchroom is always dirty
  • Why some people stay up late even when they know they will be tired the next day
The Great Economic Mysteries book includes:
  • An overview of "economic thinking"
  • 17 entertaining mysteries and solutions
  • Model daily lesson plan
  • Student handout materials
The Great Economic Mysteries Book introduces students to an economic way of thinking through exploring the mysteries of everyday life. Students solve each mystery by responding to hints provided by simple true/false questions and by reference to a logical system of reasoning that applies basic economic principles.

Students explore:
  • Why people who need glasses sometimes don't wear them
  • Why some students don't do their homework even when they know they should
  • Why tropical fruits can be found year-round
  • Why the school lunchroom is always dirty
  • Why some people stay up late even when they know they will be tired the next day
The Great Economic Mysteries book includes:
  • An overview of "economic thinking"
  • 17 entertaining mysteries and solutions
  • Model daily lesson plan
  • Student handout materials