Key in High School
ECONOMICS AND PERSONAL FINANCE – A capstone course building on concepts so students can be better decision makers as employees/entrepreneurs, consumers, borrowers, savers, investors and voters.
GOVERNMENT– Helps students understand the government’s role in a market economy and how to evaluate different approaches to political issues facing our communities, state and nation.
HISTORY – Looking at historical events through an economic lens helps students understand why events occurred as they did.
Why it’s Important?
- Builds on student ability to use economic way of thinking to make better choices about using limited resources (weighing costs v benefits)
- Improves chances for success in market economy because students understand how it works
- Improves understanding of how a business works: costs must be contained to earn profits; prices and wages are based on supply & demand; businesses value employees with skills
- Helps students make informed choices about spending, borrowing, saving, investing, reducing insurance risk and protecting credit
How We Do It
Professional Development for Teachers: Workshops, Professional Development & Certification
Curriculum Resources: Econ & Finance Curriculum, State Standards & Resources
Programs for Students and Teachers: Stock Market GameTM, Governor’s Challenge, Economic Educator Awards