This resource guide was developed for teachers in fifth grades to assist with economics instruction. The resources in this guide are among the best print and web-based lesson plans available from the Council for Economic Education (CEE), the Indiana Council for Economic Education (ICEE) including the KidsEcon Posters (KEP) materials, and other sources.
Lessons is this guide are organized by Indiana Academic Standards for the Social Studies/Economics.
7th Grade guide coming soon!!!
Mark your calendars now and save the date for ICEE's 2015 $mart Indiana Financial Literacy Summit!
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The $mart Indiana Financial Literacy Summit will bring together individuals interested in youth financial literacy. Among the attendees expected at this professional development program are those with oversight or responsibilities for financial education programming or outreach from non-profits, K-12 education, extension, higher education, financial institutions and government. Attendees of the summit will learn about the policy, best practices, strategies, and instructional resources in the area of youth financial literacy in the State of Indiana.
The $mart Indiana Financial Literacy Summit will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm at Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers, IN . Click for directions.
There is a $25 registration fee.
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ICEE is pleased to announce the Econ Poster Contest is being held for students in grades 1 through 12. The Econ Poster Contest is a great opportunity for your students to express their creativity while learning important economic concepts. Prizes will be awarded to the top entries! Please have your entries postmarked to ICEE by May 1, 2015.
See contest details as well as images from last year's winners at http://www.econed-in.org/econposter.asp. Or, pass along the contest information to your Art teacher!
The KidsEcon Posters© project is dedicated to giving teachers the tools they need to help their students understand the exciting economic world around them – making them more effective producers, consumers, savers, investors, and voting citizens. At the heart of the project are 22 colorful economic posters, each describing an important economic concept identified in the National Standards in Economics and in most state Standards. All new KidsEcon Bingo and Activity Cards are now available.
High School Teachers:
The Indiana Economics Challenge is an opportunity for teams of 4 high school students to demonstrate their knowledge on a broad array of economics topics in an atmosphere where economics knowledge is tested and recognized and where competing is FUN. Any Indiana student enrolled in a public, private, or home based school during the 2014-15 academic year is eligible to compete. Students may also compete as part of an organization, club or before/after school program. Teams compete in one of two divisions - Adam Smith or David Ricardo. The competition includes a qualifying regional online round followed by the face to face state finals held at four sites across Indiana. For details see http://www.econed-in.org/econchallenge.asp