Workshop Description

Choco-nomics: Using Candy to Teach Economics

Just in time for Halloween, this workshop will give teachers tools to teach economics with chocolate and candy! Capture student’s attention with lesson and activities designed to appeal to their sweet tooth. 

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James Madison University Center for Economic Education

Oct 13, 2021
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Grade Level: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Potential Recertification Credits: 2

This online workshop is designed to give you lessons and activities you can use to grab your student’s attention through their sweet tooth! We will explore ways to use chocolate and candy as manipulatives for econ/personal finance lessons as well as lessons built around using chocolate to teach elementary econ AND as a way to sweeten up your mini-economy lessons.

Get these resources in time to create the perfect lesson plan for Halloween!


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Instructor: John B. Kruggel, Associate Director
Contact Person:
John B. Kruggel, Associate Director
Center for Economic Education
James Madison University

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