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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George Mason University Center for Economic Education

Jun 20, 2016 - Jun 22, 2016
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Moorefield Station Elementary School
22325 Moorefield Parkway
Ashburn, Va 20148
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Grade Level: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Middle School
Potential Recertification Credits: 18 hours

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.

This institute identifies easy-to-use activities which directly assess 3rd grade SOL knowledge, while building toward a project goal; the creation of a flourishing classroom business. Although the Mini-Economy Portfolio Assessment is focused on 3rd grade, this program can also be a fun and effective learning tool for grades 4 and 5 and middle school.  Lessons are also identified for these levels.


Fee: NO CHARGE


Instructor: Rachel Powell, Program Coordinator
Contact Person:
Rachel Powell, Program Coordinator
Center for Economic Education
George Mason University
703.314.0226
rpowell2@gmu.edu

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