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Economics of Dating


Supporting Center: James Madison University
Partnering Center: George Mason University
Feb 05, 2019, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Just in time for Valentine’s Day!  Teach students to use economic reasoning to explore and analyze the world of dating.  Apply decision-making skills, opportunity cost and other economic concepts through fun activities, videos and examples students can relate to: super-star breakups, dating out of your league, when to ask a date to prom.  Featuring materials originally created by the Foundation for Teaching Economics.

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W!SE Financial Literacy Test Preparation and Vocabulary Challenges


Supporting Center: University of Lynchburg
Feb 07, 2019, 4:30 am - 6:30 am

Provide your students extended support of the personal finance curriculum with intentional focus on tier two personal finance vocabulary.

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Monkey Business, the Economics of Curious George


Supporting Center: James Madison University
Feb 20, 2019, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Teach your students about economics and personal finance through the adventures of Curious George.  Discover ways to use the stories as well as the cartoons to teach your students about everything from entrepreneurship to bartering and decision-making.

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Energy, Economics, and the Environment


Supporting Center: University of Lynchburg
Feb 26, 2019, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Challenge your students to analyze energy and environment issues from an economic perspective.

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CYBERSECURITY, ECONOMICS, AND PERSONAL FINANCE


Supporting Center: University of Lynchburg
Mar 14, 2019, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

How do you avoid identity theft? What kinds of information and photos are least risky to post on social media? Answer these and other questions while also exploring basic concepts in economics and personal finance.

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Econ After Hours: Economics of Sports


Supporting Center: James Madison University
Mar 20, 2019, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join your fellow teachers at O’Neill’s Grill for appetizers and a discussion of JMU athletics, viewed through economic reasoning.

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