Workshop Description

Mini-Economy: Creating a Classroom Economics Experience

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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James Madison University Center for Economic Education

Jul 27, 2015 - Jul 29, 2015
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
JMU Zane Showker Hall
421 Bluestone Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
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Grade Level: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Middle School
Potential Recertification Credits: 21

The Mini-Economy is an experienced-based program used to teach entrepreneurship, economics and government. Students immerse themselves in a classroom economy: applying for jobs, running businesses, paying taxes, making investments. Your students will 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.   New for 2015: training and resources for the Mini-Economy Portfolio Assessment. These easy-to-use activities directly assess 3rd grade SOL knowledge, while building toward a project goal; the creation of a flourishing classroom business.


Fee: NO CHARGE


Instructor: Lynne Stover, Associate Director
Contact Person:
Lynne Stover, Associate Director
Center for Economic Education
James Madison University
540.568.3248
stoverlf@jmu.edu

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