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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University of Lynchburg Center for Economic Education

Jul 13, 2015 - Jul 15, 2015
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Lynchburg College – Schewel 217
1501 Lakeside Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24501
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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.


Fee: NO CHARGE


Additional Information:

We will conduct a classroom market on Day 3 of our training. Each participant is asked to bring a good or service to sell. Simple and inexpensive is the focus. Items in past classes have included “guess-the-beans-in-the-jar”, fresh tomatoes from the home garden, book marks, etc. Each participant who attends all three days of training will receive a $50 stipend to help off-set any expenses due to preparing for the classroom market.


Instructor: Rebecca Booth, Director
Contact Person:
Rebecca Booth, Director
Center for Economic Education
University of Lynchburg
434.544.8791
booth.r@lynchburg.edu

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