Fifty-five Missouri educators have developed a Model Curriculum in social studies, which includes the four major content areas of economics, geography, government, and history--both world and U.S. The major goal behind the units is to give districts models they can use when revising their social studies curriculum. This presentation will explain the process and components to the curriculum. The units are aligned with the Grade-Level and Course-Level Expectations and with the English Language Arts Literacy Standards for social studies. --> read more »
Bill Gerling, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City, MO
Learn how to immediately use NEFE's free, noncommercial personal finance materials, including turnkey curriculum for grades 8-12 and other new online resources. Leave with lesson ideas and online resources. www.hsfpp.org
Susan Sharkey, National Foundation for Financial Education, Denver, CO
In this active-learning simulation, students step back in time before there was a uniform national currency. On an imaginary 1808 journey from Richmond to Boston they learn about the transaction costs of currency exchange and the reasons for a national currency.
Debbie Heaney, Foundation for Teaching Economics, AZ; Ken Leonard, Foundation for Teaching Economics, Davis, CA
International trade can be confusing to teach, but by using Big Macs to discuss currency exchange and to lead into other key ideas in economics, students can indeed grasp these concepts.
Bruce Damasio, Maryland Council for Economic Education at Towson University, Towson, MD, US; Chris Szocik, Liberty High School, Eldersburg, MD, US
Fearful of social media taking over your classroom? Want to maintain your positive classroom environment while utilizing innovative technology? Come learn how to successfully use social media in your classroom
Lindsay Rustan , Chamberlain High School, Tampa, FL, US; Alex Sarsfield , Alonso High School, Tampa, FL, US
Sophisticated understanding of economics and financial markets has become a life skill. Today’s students need to make smart financial decisions into retirement. Economics education really is a matter of survival.
Jean Franklin, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, US
Learn a myriad of ways to incorporate mini and large debate and discussion techniques into middle and high school social studies through hands on demonstration and discussion.
Dan Bordwell, Anoka-Hennepin Public Schools/University of Minnesota, Plymouth, MN, US
Students often have difficulty connecting various forms of economic systems with supply and demand. This simulation will explore the complexities and frustrations associated with a centrally planned economy.
Jeffrey Byford, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, US; Brian Horn, Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO, US; Sarah Smilowitz, Memphis City Schools, Memphis, TN, US; Eddie Thompson, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, US
Economics is often an unfamiliar topic for many elementary teachers.This presentation will display popular children’s literature that can be used to teach economics in a fun way to young students.
Julia Mittelberg, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, US
This presentation will feature free interactive web-based resources to develop financial literacy competencies of: earning, spending, saving, borrowing and protecting against risk in aiding students to become informed decision makers.
Gary Clayton, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY, US; Kimberly Code, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY, US