Teaching Students Basic Economic Principles

Reading About Economics is the ideal tool for teaching the economic principles students in upper elementary, middle school and adult basic education are required to know. Attractively illustrated with photographs, the book contains understandable and appealing lessons in which students read a selection which is followed by questions and/or an activity.

Topics covered in Reading About Economics are:

  • Wants and Needs
  • Choices
  • Opportunity Cost
  • Goods Products and Services
  • Supply and Demand
  • Natural, Human and Capital Resources
  • Distributors
  • Marketing
  • Scarcity
  • Specialization
  • Money
  • Credit
  • Taxes
  • Saving
  • Investing
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Economic Systems
  • The Global Economy: Imports and Exports
  • Business Cycles
  • The Sub-Prime Mortgage Mess
  • The Federal Reserve
  • Role of Government

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