What does it take to make a pencil?
Such a simple product, yet it requires the coordinated effort of thousands of people all over the globe. They don’t speak the same languages, hold the same religious views, and very few of them will ever actually meet, yet all of them are needed to bring us pencils. How does this happen?
This simple lesson will have a profound impact on how kids learn and understand how to use scarce resources to solve problems. This is economics!
Free Market Scholarship Fund
My students loved learning about how markets work. We had an engaging discussion about how the everyday products we often take for granted are made and delivered to us.Jenny R.
I read one of the books with our class… the drawings and story held their attention the entire time. I felt they learned the concepts really well. They're still talking about it!Mariela D.
The ATKE blog is updated regularly with brief examples that you can take back to your kids to keep them engaged in the economic way of thinking. You will also find success stories from parents and teachers who have used our resources or would like to share resources they have created.