Teach Me a Story: Using Picture Books to Teach Economics and Financial Literacy


January 25, 2020

On a snowy night in 2018, after much soul-searching, Dr. John announces that the time has come for a new owner to assume stewardship of Blue Manatee. He compares this to Willy Wonka’s decision to award a “Golden Ticket” to someone special to take care of his beloved chocolate factory. Amanda Kranias and Kevin Kushman are awarded the Golden Ticket as leaders of Blue Manatee Literacy Project, to spread the love and benefits of reading to children throughout the Greater Cincinnati region.

On April 2, 2019, the Blue Manatee Literacy Project re-opened the doors to the Blue Manatee bookstore. Building on the mission of the previous owners to bring a love of reading to young children, BMLP continues to provide a diverse selection of books, events and literacy programming. The manatee is swimming into new waters with the steady guidance and wisdom of its founders.

This workshop will provide an opportunity to listen to the new owners as well as learn about some great books to use to teach Economics and Financial Literacy in the classroom.

All participants will leave with one of the featured books, an Amazon gift card ($25.00) and new lessons for teaching these beloved books in the classroom.

Assignment for Graduate Credit: Attend the workshop on January 25, 2020 and provide a narrative indicating how you will utilize one of the featured books in your classroom.

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DATE:                          January 25, 2020

TIME:                           10:00 a.m.- noon

Place:                          The Blue Manatee Literacy Project

Address:                     3094 Madison, Cincinnati, OH 45209 

Graduate Credits Available: Yes

University Course: ECED-6014, Implementing Economics and Social Studies 


Additional information

Graduate Credit Options

Non-credit participation fee, 1 Semester Hour, 2 Semester Hours, 3 Semester Hours