Engaging Students With Economics: Lessons that Target Common Core Skills

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Engaging Students With Economics: Lessons that Target Common Core Skills. Presenters: Dr. Jana Kirchner, WKU Faculty Ms. Jody Glass, WKU Teacher Candidate STE Summer Conference June 13, 2014 . Session Overview. Economics content/skills and teaching challenges - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


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Engaging Students With Economics: Lessons that Target Common Core SkillsPresenters: Dr. Jana Kirchner, WKU FacultyMs. Jody Glass, WKU Teacher Candidate

STE Summer Conference June 13, 2014

1Session OverviewEconomics content/skills and teaching challenges

Lessons that integrate economics

When They Want BlueberriesCan You Spot The Economics?Immigration: Most Everyone Came From Somewhere ElseConnections: Common Core & PGES

Resources for teaching economics

Integrating Economics Examining the Standards - What economics content is required in social studies standards?

What are the challenges of teaching economics?

Spotting Economics from Africa to Ice Creamby Martha Hopkins & Suzanne Gallagher15 lessons

Elementary level

Integrate economics concepts with literature

Spotting Economics Master Question List

Lesson 6 Spotting Economics: When They Want Blueberries I want

DecisionsI really need it!I want it!

Concepts needs, wants, choices, opportunity costs, saving

Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey

I Want This!Lesson 15 Spotting Economics: All Around Us In Stories Can you spot the economics?Read your groups story. Look for economics examples. Record them on the magnifying glass. Use the Master Question List as a guide.

Books: Nobody Owns the Sky by Reeve LindberghIf You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura J. NumeroffA Bargain for Frances by Russell HobanFireboat by Maira KalmanRoad Builders by B. G. Hennessy My Rows and Piles of Coins by Tololwa Mollel Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall Peppe the Lamplighter by Elisa BartoneHow to Make an Apple Pie & See the World by Marjorie Priceman

Adventures in Economics and U.S History by Suzanne Gallagher and Martha Hopkins Volume 1 Colonial America

Volume 2 A Young Nation

Volume 3 The Twentieth Century

Immigration: Most Everyone Came from Somewhere Else Objectives/Learning Targets:

I canidentify incentives which motivate immigrants to come to the U.S.explain costs, benefits, and opportunity costs and how they are reflected in the story of immigration.

Immigration Lesson Economics Concepts Incentive - Definition? Examples? ImmigrantBenefit Cost

Peppe the Lamplighter: Write down 5 wishes for you or your family. Listen forWhat jobs did Peppe try to get in his neighborhood?What are Peppes wishes for his family?Why was his father not happy? What economics concepts do you see in the story?Teaching ideas?

The Pilgrims: Surviving in the New World Objectives/Learning Targets:

I canexplain that people need food, shelter, and clothing to survive.give examples of the three types of resources: human, capital, and natural.define scarcity and explain some strategies for dealing with scarcity.Winter is Coming!

Using a T Chart Our Simulation What Happened in PlymouthEconomics Concepts ScarcityWantsResources:NaturalCapitalHumanOpportunity costsSpecialization

Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall Objectives/Learning Targets:I can describe examples of the Ox-Cart Man producing and consuming.I can explain examples of choices and opportunity costs in the story.

Concepts: Tools, Producer, Consumer, Choices, Opportunity Costs, Investing

Common Core & PGES ConnectionsWhat Common Core standards did you see in these lessons?

Econfun.org - Common Core connectionsEcon Fun Sample Lessons

How do these lessons reflect PGES domains and indicators?

Framework for Teaching- Professional Growth and Evaluation System (PGES)Domain 4: Professional ResponsibilitiesReflecting on TeachingMaintaining Accurate RecordsCommunicating with FamiliesParticipating in a Professional CommunityGrowing and Developing ProfessionallyShowing ProfessionalismDomain 3: InstructionCommunicating with StudentsUsing Questioning and Discussion TechniquesEngaging Students in LearningUsing Assessment in InstructionDemonstrating Flexibility and ResponsivenessDomain 1: Planning and PreparationDemonstrating Knowledge of Contentand PedagogyDemonstrating Knowledge of StudentsSetting Instructional OutcomesDemonstrating Knowledge of ResourcesDesigning Coherent InstructionDesigning Student AssessmentsDomain 2: The Classroom EnvironmentCreating an Environment of Respect and RapportEstablishing a Culture for LearningManaging Classroom ProceduresManaging Student BehaviorOrganizing Physical SpaceOverheads Day One15Resources for Teaching Economics Council for Economic Education

Kentucky Council for Economic Education

Econ Ed Link

Econ Fun

Federal Reserve EducationWKU Center for Economics Education Contact Information:Dr. Jana Kirchner1088 Gary Ransdell Hall270.745.4103Jana.kirchner@wku.edu

Upcoming Workshop: 9/29 Economics Through Childrens Literature


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