This webinar demonstrates how popular works of historical fiction, set during the Great Depression, can be used to teach economic concepts such as scarcity, opportunity cost, and economic choice. Featured titles include Dave at Night, Esperanza Rising, Bud, Not Buddy and Out of the Dust. Session includes classroom ready lessons and a topical bibliography.
Presenter: Lynne Farrell Stover
Lynne Farrell Stover is currently a Teacher Consultant at the James Madison University Center for Economic Education. Prior to this, she spent thirty-three years in public education where she enjoyed various teaching assignments including classroom teacher, gifted education specialist, and librarian. She is the author of over fifty educational articles and eight teacher resource books including From the Big Screen to the Classroom: Using Movies to Teach in the Content Areas (Pieces of Learning, 2016).