Workshop Description

Introduction to the Mini-Economy Program

Project based learning at its best! Tap into the endless creativity of young students using a time-tested template that makes setting up your classroom economy simple.

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University of Virginia’s College at Wise Center for Economic Education

Oct 25, 2016
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Norton Elementary School
205 East Park Ave
Norton, Va 24273
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In-Service: Norton Elementary School
Grade Level: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Potential Recertification Credits: 1.5

The Mini-Economy program is an experienced based program used to teach concepts of entrepreneurship, economics, and government in a classroom setting. Students immerse themselves in a classroom economy: applying for jobs, running businesses, paying taxes, making investments. This session will provide an overview of this program which enables your students to master essential economics principles while getting cross-curricular exposure to math, reading and writing. On top of invaluable teamwork and negotiation skills, students learn their role in the global marketplace.

The session will also share some classroom resources.


Instructor: Gary R. Stratton, PhD, Director
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Gary R. Stratton, PhD, Director
Center for Economic Education
University of Virginia’s College at Wise

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