The Berenstain Bears Trouble with Money
2nd - 4th
Young scholars will explore good and services, income and saving listening to the story The B. Bears Trouble With Money. In this early economic lesson plan, students discuss what it means to earn money doing services and save money to buy goods. Young scholars create personal banks to take home and begin saving money.
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