Virginia Council on Economic Education Center for Economic Education
Jul 12, 2016 - Jul 14, 2016
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Jack Jouett Middle School
210 Lambs Lane
Charlottesville, VA 22901, VA 22901
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.
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.
Curriculum resources and lunch and refreshments provided.
Fee: NO CHARGE
Instructor: Cheryl A. Ayers, PhD, Advanced Research Specialist, Center for the Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning, Curry School of Education, UVA
Page Ritter, Administrative Assistant
Center for Economic Education
Virginia Council on Economic Education
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