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Economic Education Month


Economics is the study of making sound decisions in managing scarce resources which is an essential skill for all people. October is Economic Education month. 

The aim of economic education is to equip students with skills and tools for their economic roles as productive workers, informed consumers and savers, involved citizens, and lifelong decision-makers in a globally interdependent world.

Economic education must be established and maintained in our PreK-12 schools, where even young children are capable of learning basic economic concepts that help them understand their economic world.  

Economic education in our schools depends on PreK-12 educators equipped with high-quality training and resources to ensure students have equitable access to classroom lessons that develop the skills necessary to make informed choices as citizens.

 

Find #EconEdMonth Teacher Workshops

Your #Incentives:

  • Attend 5 trainings - be entered into a drawing for a $50 e-check
  • Attend 10 trainings - be entered into a drawing for a $100 e-check
  • Bring a friend to a training - be entered into a drawing for a $50 e-check

 

Arkansas LOVES Econ Education


 

 

Picturing Econ K-8 Competition


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"Public Good"

by Piper M.
East Side Elementary, Magnolia

K-8 students are challenged to picture economics by illustrating their understanding of its concepts. Students (and their teachers) with the most creative pieces are awarded prize money with student artwork featured on the Economics Arkansas website and various social media outlets.

 

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How YOU Can Support Economic Education


Economic education is real life education.

It's about choices. We make hundreds of choices each day. Our job is not to teach students what to think, but how to think.

We provide teachers with resources to integrate economic vocabulary and experiences into their existing classroom curriculum - in math, science, reading, and social studies. Our goal is to help teachers successfully set their students up for success to develop their human capital, to make wise choices, to be financially literate, and to understand our free-market economy. 

By training teachers to use economics and personal finance in their classrooms, we can build a generation of effective leaders.

Every gift, large or small, helps create the opportunity for Economics Arkansas staff to continue to train current and future teachers through professional development and resources to teach economics, personal finance, and the free-enterprise system using practical and innovative methods.

 

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More Resources


Teachers - be sure to check out these economic resources!

CLASSROOM RESOURCES

 

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OCTOBER FEATURED UNITS

 

PODCASTS

These are just a few of our favorites; there are a lot of options out there!

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