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In this lesson, students use the book, Stone Fox, to understand income, capital, saving, taxes, and credit.
Stone Fox tells the story of Little Willy, a ten year old who enters a challenging dog-sled race in hopes of winning money to pay the back taxes on his grandfather's farm.
Students will be able to: Assign the first two chapters of the book. Or, read the assignment together as a class. Write "income" on the board. Explain that most people or families receive income, in the form of money, for doing work.
Define income as money earned for work. The income is then used to buy goods and services, such as hamburgers and haircuts, that family members want.
Ask the class what Willy and his grandfather do to earn income. They grow potatoes on a small farm in Wyoming. Emphasize that although the farm is a home for grandfather and little Willy, it is also a business.
Little Willy's grandfather then sells the potatoes to someone Mr.
Leekswho then resells the potatoes to grocery stores or to factories for canning. The money Grandfather and Willy receive when they sell the crop to Mr. Leeks is their income. Briefly review Willy's dilemma at the end of the first chapter. Because grandfather refuses to get out of bed presumably due to a yet unexplained depression over tax problemsWilly must take over the farm business.
Ask students to identify little Willy's main concern when he takes control of the farm in the beginning of the second chapter. It's almost time to harvest the potato crop. The crop was planted in early June, and it is now the middle of September.
Willy worries that an early freeze will ruin the crop if it's not harvested soon. Explain that before Willy can harvest the potatoes, there is a lot of work.
Write "capital equipment" on the board. Emphasize that capital can be used over and over again to produce or grow a good or service.
It is not "used up" in the production. If Willy does not have the necessary capital, he will not be able to harvest the potatoes. Have students think of examples of capital that Willy will use to grow and harvest the potato crop. Record student responses on the board under the heading "Capital Equipment.
Be sure to stress that money is not "capital. Grandfather and Willy's capital equipment includes an underground shed to store the potatoes until they are sold, potato sacks, plow, and even the horse.
Technically, the horse is a natural resource, however, the horse and the plow are used repeatedly so they could be considered as a capital resource.
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Ask what Grandfather would do every month with the money little Willy earned working on the farm.
He deposited it in a savings account at the bank. Ask why Grandfather was saving little Willy's earnings.The Gruffalo story was good. My favourite character is the Gruffalo, and my favourite picture is the mouse standing on the rock, telling Owl the Gruffalo’s favourite food is owl ice-cream!
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