Economics

Social Studies Model Curriculum


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 »

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Presenters: 

Bill Gerling, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City, MO

Room: 
121
session id: 
1030
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Personal Finance for Teens


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

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 9:15am - 10:15am
Presenters: 

Susan Sharkey, National Foundation for Financial Education, Denver, CO

Room: 
Exhibit Hall Classroom B
session id: 
1005
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Transaction Costs and Currency: 1808 Road Trip


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Presenters: 

Debbie Heaney, Foundation for Teaching Economics, AZ; Ken Leonard, Foundation for Teaching Economics, Davis, CA

Room: 
Exhibit Hall Classroom A
session id: 
996
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Poster Session-Big Macs and Foreign Exchange for Global Trade


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Presenters: 

Bruce Damasio, Maryland Council for Economic Education at Towson University, Towson, MD, US; Chris Szocik, Liberty High School, Eldersburg, MD, US

Room: 
America's Ballroom Lobby
session id: 
281
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Poster Session-Social Media: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly


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

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Presenters: 

Lindsay Rustan , Chamberlain High School, Tampa, FL, US; Alex Sarsfield , Alonso High School, Tampa, FL, US

Room: 
America's Ballroom Lobby
session id: 
585
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Poster Session-Economics Education – A Matter of Survival


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 9:15am - 10:15am
Presenters: 

Jean Franklin, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, US

Room: 
America's Ballroom Lobby
session id: 
507
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Poster Session-Let's Talk: Debate and Discussion in the Social Studies


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 4:20pm - 5:15pm
Presenters: 

Dan Bordwell, Anoka-Hennepin Public Schools/University of Minnesota, Plymouth, MN, US

Room: 
America's Ballroom Lobby
session id: 
13
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Poster Session-Hurry Up and Wait! A Classroom Simulation over Planned Economics


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Presenters: 

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

Room: 
America's Ballroom Lobby
session id: 
334
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Poster Session-Using Children's Literature to Teach Elementary Economics


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 2:10pm - 3:05pm
Presenters: 

Julia Mittelberg, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, US

Room: 
America's Ballroom Lobby
session id: 
115
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Poster Session-Opening Doors to Home Ownership: Developing Students' Financial/Economic Literacy


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Gary Clayton, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY, US; Kimberly Code, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY, US

Room: 
America's Ballroom Lobby
session id: 
476
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