The Sound of Money
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THE SOUND OF MONEY

A musical adventure about Economics and the building of community

Our "best teaching musical," according to many satisfied teachers. The Sound of Money is a 40 minute musical full of drama and humor that brings to life the specific vocabulary and concepts of elementary and middle school economics lessons. Created in collaboration with the Wisconsin Council of Economic Educators, this show is perfect for the school that is attempting to integrate economics into the curriculum. Plus, the Teacher's Kit comes with 10 amazing lesson plans for creating successful and innovative economic units - all of which tie into the lyrics and plot of The Sound of Money. Learn how to start a currency-based economy in your classroom; or start a school store; or work in economic concepts and word problems into math, spelling, reading…

The music is full of upbeat and full of variety. For example, "Supply and Demand" is taught in an auction accompanied by how-down music. This is a wonderfully entertaining teaching tool; and Cathy Vanderhyden's illustrations give the storybook an enchanting personal touch. (See below)

A ship full of kids crashes on a deserted island. They must take stock of their resources and create and economy from the ground up. In the process, they discover the importance of community. They learn that an economy is nothing more than each person satisfying the needs of his neighbors. By the end of the story, they are ready to begin exporting the goods they have made.

Perfect for grades 5 through 8. This show is very versatile, having been performed by casts as small as 24 and as large as 89 students!

Adam Smith

"Adam Smith" from a live performance of
The Sound of Money
   
 
SAMPLE ANNOTATIONS
FROM THE STUDENT STUDY GUIDE
Study Book Sample
Wonderful illustrations combine
information about economics with
insightful annotations and the actual lyrics.

SAMPLE LYRICS
from
Divide and Conquer

Let's take a new idea;
Create division of Labor
Let's make our jobs easier;
Don't wait, Divide and Conquer!

Break one complex task up
Into many jobs for us.
We can specialize as
Productivity rises!

Complete Teacher's Kit, Classroom Musical, accompaniment tapes and related study materials are available from the publisher.
 
"The music is bright, and the lyrics are fun as well as informative." - Booklist 10/15/90.
Perfect for children ages 10-15.
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THE SOUND OF MONEY
A musical adventure about Economics and the building of community

A ship full of kids crashes on a deserted island. They must take stock of their resources and create and economy from the ground up. In the process, they discover the importance of community. They learn that an economy is nothing more than each person satisfying the needs of his neighbors. By the end of the story, they are ready to begin exporting the goods they have made. Appropriate for Grades 2-9. Suggested grades for school & stage performers: Grades 3-9. 35 minutes.

Preview Pack 4075 30 page illustrated study book, full performance CD, student script and vocal parts    $ 24.95
Script/Vocal Parts 4050 Octavo size student script (no director's notes) and vocal parts for every character     $ 2.95
Accompaniment CD 4555 Complete Accompaniment Music on CD. $19.95
       

     

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