Money and Trade

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This book looks at how money and trade work throughout the world as well as locally.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Meredith Kiger
One of six in the "Understanding Money" series, this title focuses on the beginnings of trade and how it has affected world history. An eye-catching layout, color photos, charts and graphs and a question and answer format combine to create an interesting, up-to-date introduction to the world of economics for elementary students. The nine chapters begin by defining economics and discussing the historical roots of trade. The book goes on to discuss how trade has affected history, how trade grew around the world, the meaning of free trade, trade agreements, who governs free trade, how businesses benefit from trade, globalization, and how pirates affect trade. In the discussion on globalization, the affects of rising unemployment and the plight of the individual workers are barely mentioned. This has had a huge impact on our economy and is a discussion that students could well participate in. Features such as problems to solve, boxed information and helpful hints, an index, glossary of terms, and sources for further study are included. Some repetition throughout the series reinforces important concepts. Reviewer: Meredith Kiger, Ph.D.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432946425
  • Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree
  • Publication date: 7/15/2011
  • Series: Understanding Money
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 1,447,819
  • Age range: 8 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: 1010L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Patrick Catel has worked in children's publishing for over a dozen years. He has been involved in the publication of hundreds of titles on a wide range of topics. If it's winter and he's not working on books, he's probably hitting the slopes!
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Table of Contents

What Is Economics? 4

How Did Trade Affect History? 8

How Did Trade Grow? 12

What Does Free Trade Mean? 16

What Are Trade Agreements? 22

Who Makes Sure Trade Is Fair? 28

How Do Businesses Benefit from Trade? 32

What Does Globalization Mean? 38

In Focus: How Do Pirates Affect Trade? 42

Summary 44

Answers to Solve It! 45

Glossary 46

Find Out More 47

Index 48

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