Language Arts. (Grades 4-6) Dollars and doughnuts are a delectable duo for teaching economics and literary concepts. In An Economics and Literature Lesson , students read "The Doughnuts," from Homer Price, by Robert McClosky. In the story, Homer devises a way to sell the hundreds of doughnuts produced by his uncle's malfunctioning doughnut machine. Readers learn about such economic concepts as capital resources, productivity, and supply and demand through the series of comical events. Students can use the Capital Invention work sheet to research inventions and organize oral reports.
As a general rule, CS degrees can be a plus, but I’m not sure many recruiters who look for them would be dismissive of similarly rigorous technical degrees in other fields. I’ve never seen a dev job that wouldn’t consider someone with a physics, math, or engineering background and equivalent programming skills on an equal footing with someone with the CS degree. Add to that the fact that an undergrad CS degree doesn’t necessarily impart any domain specific knowledge useful outside of software development, whereas those others all tend to broaden the pool of jobs someone might be considered for due to their additional domain knowledge, and generally impart at least the basics of programming as well.