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!

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Success stories

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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.

Teaching economics can be fun and engaging!