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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Virginia Commonwealth University Center for Economic Education

Jul 27, 2015 - Jul 29, 2015
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Virginia Commonwealth University, Snead Hall, Rm. B3189
301 W. Main St.
Richmond, Virginia 23284-4000
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Grade Level: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Middle School
Potential Recertification Credits: 18

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.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Parking is provided at no cost directly across from the workshop location. All participants will receive the book “The Classroom Mini-Economy” and other teaching resources at no cost.


Fee: NO CHARGE, however $0.00 refundable fee required

Registration is not complete until a check payable to VCEE for a $0.00 refundable deposit is received. The deposit will be returned uncashed after you complete the workshop. Mail the check to:

Center for Economic Education
Virginia Commonwealth University
Snead Hall
301 West Main Street/Box 844000
Richmond, VA 23284-4000


Instructor: Stephen H. Day, Director
Contact Person:
Stephen H. Day, Director
Center for Economic Education
Virginia Commonwealth University
(804) 828-1628
shday@vcu.edu

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