This session illustrates how gaming theory can be utilized to construct classroom activities. Games already created, their implementation, and ways to build new ones will be shared by the presenters.
Christopher Witschonke, University of Houston-Downtown, Houston, TX; Jose Herrera, University of Houston-Downtown, Houston, TX
This presentation introduces a 6th grade curricular unit called One Hen to teach Economics with hands-on problem-based learning techniques to increase civic engagement.
Annie McMahon Whitlock, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
New technology and changing attitudes toward fossil fuels, nuclear,and green energy are changing the global energy market. What is the impact on US and Global economy?
Susan Kizer, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Houston Branch, Houston, TX
The Atlanta and St. Louis Feds have developed online professional development for teachers. The result is a package that includes both content and pedagogy. Best of all, it's free!
Scott Wolla, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO; Lesley Mace, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta - Jacksonville Branch, Jacksonville, FL
Classroom study of globalization and economic interdependence must consider our most important trade partner—Canada. This PowerPoint overview explains economic principles, explores issues, and shares methodology and resources.
Paul Storer, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Teaching about entrepreneurship is easier than you think. Students delight in developing a product with classmates, while learning about microfinancing, collateral, a business plan, market research, production, advertising, and pricing.
Sallie Tinney, Collegiate School, Richmond, VA; Philip TInney, Collegiate School, Richmond, VA; Susie Leahy, Collegiate School, Richmond, VA
Participate in the NPR Marketplace "Budget Hero" simulation adapted for classroom use. Use this hands-on activity to motivate and engage students in the federal budget process.
Katherine Case, Parkville High School, Baltimore County Public Schools, Towson, MD
Investigate how to change the study of economics and sustainability by infusing technology and urban agriculture. Participants will learn how one school turned important learning standards into exciting, authentic experiences.
Roxanna Mechem, Maplewood Richmond Heights School District, Maplewood, MO; Jamie Kelley, Maplewood Richmond Heights School District, Maplewood, MO