Striker Jones Mysteries - Economics Lessons for Elementary Students
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What is Striker Jones?
Striker Jones is a two-part classic kid's detective series that teaches children basic economic concepts. By solving entertaining mysteries with boy detective, Striker Jones, your kids will learn concepts like wants vs. needs, supply and demand, risk, and incentives. Each book can stand on its own, and we promise, no jargon - only fun!
Who's it for?
Children ages 8-12, in classrooms, homeschools, or just reading for pleasure! Its Lexile reading level is about 700L.
Why Striker Jones?
What kind of economics?
Tons of concepts that will help prepare your kids for life: wants vs. needs, investment, incentive, competition, risk, trade-offs, and lots more. Go here for the complete (big!) list.
Can you assist me in teaching the concepts?
Absolutely! Both Striker Jones novels have accompanying teacher companions that help draw out the economics lessons more explicitly. The lessons include vocabulary, discussion questions, activities, and assignments! Read more about the Striker Jones Teacher's Companions here.
Do you have other special resources for teachers?
You bet! We love that teachers across the country are using Striker Jones to make social studies fun in third, fourth, fifth, and even sixth grade! Here are some special links for you educators.
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