Workshop Description

New Resources and Assessments for the Classroom Mini-economy

Want to get more out of your classroom mini-economy? This workshop provides training and resources for teaching economics, reading, and math while building student businesses. It also provides an avenue for using mini-economies as alternative assessments of 3rd-grade social studies standards.

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Virginia Commonwealth University Center for Economic Education

Jan 19, 2016
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
VCU, Snead Hall
301 W. Main St.
Richmond, Virginia 23284-4000
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Grade Level: Grade 3
Potential Recertification Credits: 3

A classroom mini-economy is an exciting, real-world way to teach various subjects in elementary grades. Many Virginia teachers use mini-economies, and even participate in university- or district-based Market Days. This workshop will help you get even more out of your mini-economy. The VCU Center for Economic Education, in partnership with teachers in the Richmond region, has assembled some great new resources for teaching economics, math, and English while using a mini-economy. Furthermore, they have created tools for using the mini-economy as an alternative assessment of student learning–a great new way to comply with state requirements for alternative assessments in Grade 3.

All workshop attendees will receive a copy of “Pint-Size Economics,”  a lesson plan book written by a veteran mini-economy teacher that uses labels, price tags, coupons, cereal boxes, and other everyday household items to teach economics, reading, and math.

Parking and a working dinner (pizza) will be provided.


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

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