Virginia Commonwealth University

Workshop Description

Mini-Economy: Creating a Classroom Economics Experience

Project based learning at its best! Tap into the endless creativity of young students using a time-tested template that makes setting up your classroom economy simple.

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Lynchburg College Center for Economic Education

Jul 10, 2017 - Jul 12, 2017
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Lynchburg College – Schewel 217
1501 Lakeside Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24501
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Grade Level: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Middle School
Potential Recertification Credits: 18

The Mini-Economy is an experienced-based program used to teach entrepreneurship, economics and government. Students immerse themselves in a classroom economy: applying for jobs, running businesses, paying taxes, making investments. Your students will master essential economics principles while getting cross-curricular exposure to math, reading and writing.  On top of invaluable teamwork and negotiation skills, students learn their role in the global marketplace.

This institute identifies easy-to-use activities which directly assess 3rd grade SOL knowledge, while building toward a project goal; the creation of a flourishing classroom business. Although the Mini-Economy Portfolio Assessment is focused on 3rd grade, this program can also be a fun and effective learning tool for grades 4 and 5 and middle school.  Lessons are also identified for these levels.

Teachers who complete the entire institute and pass a test will be recognized as a VCEE Certified Economic Educator: Mini-Economy.

Lunch and refreshments provided.


Fee: NO CHARGE, however $0.00 refundable fee required

Registration is not complete until a check payable to VCEE for a $0.00 refundable deposit is received. The deposit will be returned uncashed after you complete the workshop. Mail the check to:

Center for Economic Education
Lynchburg College
Schewel 343
1501 Lakeside Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24501-3113


Instructor: Rebecca Booth, Director
Contact Person:
Rebecca Booth, Director
Center for Economic Education
Lynchburg College
434.544.8791
booth.r@lynchburg.edu

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