Workshop Description

Mini-Economy: Creating a Memorable Classroom 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

Nov 14, 2017 - Jan 09, 2018
Tuesdays, 4:45PM - 7:45PM

Willow Oaks Administrative Center
8270 Willow oaks Corporate Drive
Fairfax, VA 22031
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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.

Participants will receive a number of engaging, classroom ready lessons and activities for grades 3 through middle school.  The institute also identifies performance assessments for grade 3.

Participants who attend the entire institute and successfully pass a test will be acknowledged as a VCEE Certified Economic Educator: Mini-Economy.

A light dinner will be provided.


Additional Information:

The class will be held every Tuesday from November 14 to December 12 and then Jan 9, 2018 in Room 1000B at the Willow Oaks Welcome Center.

Instructor: Rachel Powell
Contact Person:
Rachel Powell or Sarah Finley at VCEE
Center for Economic Education
George Mason University
703.314.0226 or 804-827-1211 or

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