Workshop Description

From the Big Screen to the Classroom: Secondary Focus

See how interactive lessons featurig Young Adult literature that has recently been turned into a feature film can be used to teach and reinforce some basic economic concepts.

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James Madison University Center for Economic Education

Feb 02, 2017
3:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Ice House
127 West Bruce Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
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Grade Level: High School, Middle School
Potential Recertification Credits: 2

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, “The Hunger Games”, “The Book Thief”, and “Pride and Prejudice” are examples of Young Adult literature that have recently been turned into feature films. This interactive session will feature economic lessons and activities based on these popular titles. This workshop includes copies of classroom-ready lessons and door prizes. The first ten teachers to register and attend will receive a copy of the resource book “From the Big Screen to the Classroom 6+: Using Movies to Teach in the Content Areas.”

The intent of this resource book is to engage the students in learning activities that involve creative problem solving, peer interaction, physical activity, and skills development. Most importantly, because the content is based on a popular piece of Young Adult literature that has been made into a feature film, most students will associate the lessons with entertainment and fun. Featured economic concepts include decision-making, scarcity, choices, and economic systems.


Instructor: Lynne Stover, Associate Director for Programs
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Lynne Stover, Associate Director for Programs
Center for Economic Education
James Madison University

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