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Playful Economics

Teach your students economic concepts using modelling clay and fun hands-on activities!

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James Madison University Center for Economic Education

Nov 28, 2018
3:45 pm - 5:45 pm
220 University Boulevard
220 University Boulevard
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
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Grade Level: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Potential Recertification Credits: 2

Teachers will be provided the Playful Economics curriculum and learn how they can teach many economic concepts using modeling clay. Modeling clay can be used to illustrate economic concepts such as goods and services, production, scarcity, opportunity costs, trade, specialization, supply and demand, and more. Students will have a blast using these lessons in your classroom!

Each workshop attendee will get a copy of the Playful Economics upon completion of the workshop.  It includes 15 activity-oriented simulations which can be taught sequentially as a complete unit or used individually.  The lessons are suitable for both elementary and middle school students and stress an inductive approach to learning so that students derive an understanding of the concepts from examples and data generated in the simulations.


Instructor: John B. Kruggel, Associate Director
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John B. Kruggel, Associate Director
Center for Economic Education
James Madison University

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