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March 14, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

UArts created a guide to studying photographs, meant for use in the classroom or as inspiration for teachings. It helps users build visual literacy skills - making meaning of images through analysis and interpretation, and using images effectively. Using the TPS Analysis Tool, we will analyze a portrait, a street scene and a recreational image.

Complimentary for NCSS Members

February 7, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Learn how to use GIS to compliment your existing instruction; map and analyze simple data sets; and to create community based PBL activities. Lesson Plans, free software, and replication tips will be provided.

$20 NCSS members / $40 NCSS nonmembers


United States Mint Lesson Plans: Teaching about and through U.S. Coins

Learn how to use U.S. coins as jumping points for instruction. The presentation will include an introduction to free lesson plans and materials from the Mint along with demonstrations.

Exploring Certell's "Free" Multimedia Economics and Government Curriculum for High Schools

Certell offers free "soup to nuts" multimedia courses in common sense subjects and they're fun. Come peek inside and see how your school can use this FREE resource!

What's the Shock? Understanding Economic Recessions through Historical Context

Scholarly research. Library of Congress primary source analysis, economic analysis, a deeper understanding of economic recessions through historical context and student poster presentations is featured in this sessions. Teacher handouts and rubrics are provided.

Planes, Trains and Economic Systems!

Every economic system has to deal with the problem of scarcity.  Come try your hand at making paper airplanes in this fun activity that explores and analyzes the different approaches to the basic economic questions. 

FREE K-12 Personal Finance Instructional Resources

Bring your phone to access easy-to-use personal finance resources for grades k-12. Regardless of expertise, leave with resources you can use immediately. Your noncommercial tools provided by NEFE and partners.

No Impact (on the Environment) Lessons

The middle-level “No Impact Project” curriculum uses film and printed matter (including lesson handouts) to help middle and high school students explore the effects their everyday behavior has on the environment, their health, and their well-being. It will also challenge students to think about how the systems in our present society influence our lifestyle choices in ways that often are not good for environment. Finally, it will guide students to take action both individually and with others to bring about positive change.

Teaching Kit (What We Do at the Fed)

"What We do At the Federal Reserve," is a free teaching kit for grades 9-12. The Federal Reserve is often in the news, yet few Americans understand The Fed's role in our economy. This classroom kit gives teachers some hands-on activities to explain the role of the Fed. Developed by The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, this kit provides a curriculum guide that emphasizes key points teachers can highlight while studying topics like how prices, inflation, and how monetary policy affects our economy.

Digital Economics Classroom

Learn how to convert everyday economics activities to create a digital inquiry-based classroom.


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