James Madison University Center for Economic Education
Feb 02, 2017
3:45 pm - 5:45 pm
127 West Bruce Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
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.
Fee: NO CHARGE
Instructor: Lynne Stover, Associate Director for Programs
Lynne Stover, Associate Director for Programs
Center for Economic Education
James Madison University
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