Virginia Commonwealth University

Middle School

Middle School

Key in Middle School

CIVICS & ECONOMICS – A balanced understanding of the foundations of government and the limited but crucial role it plays in supporting our economic system.

HISTORY – Looking at historical events through an economic lens helps students understand why events occurred as they did.

What’s Important to Understand?

  • Continuing to develop good decision making skills – making choices about best use of limited resources and weighing costs and benefits
  • Understanding the type of economy we live in, their role in it, and what is needed to be successful
  • Human Capital – staying in school to develop skills and knowledge that will make them more productive citizens

How We Do It

Professional Development for Teachers: WorkshopsProfessional Development & Certification

Curriculum ResourcesState Standards & Resources

Programs for Students and TeachersStock Market GameTMEconomic Educator Awards

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