Engaging Students With Economics: Lessons that Target Common Core Skills Presenters: Dr. Jana Kirchner, WKU Faculty Ms. Jody Glass, WKU Teacher Candidate.

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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
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  • Session Overview Economics content/skills and teaching challenges Lessons that integrate economics o When They Want Blueberries o Can You Spot The Economics? o Immigration: Most Everyone Came From Somewhere Else o Connections: Common Core & PGES Resources for teaching economics
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  • Integrating Economics Examining the Standards - What economics content is required in social studies standards? What are the challenges of teaching economics?
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  • Spotting Economics from Africa to Ice Cream by Martha Hopkins & Suzanne Gallagher 15 lessons Elementary level Integrate economics concepts with literature Spotting Economics Master Question List
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  • Lesson 6 Spotting Economics: When They Want Blueberries I want Decisions o I really need it! o I want it! Concepts needs, wants, choices, opportunity costs, saving Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey I Want This!
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  • 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 Lindbergh If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura J. Numeroff A Bargain for Frances by Russell Hoban Fireboat by Maira Kalman Road 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 Bartone How to Make an Apple Pie & See the World by Marjorie Priceman
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  • 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
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  • Immigration: Most Everyone Came from Somewhere Else Objectives/Learning Targets: I can identify 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.
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  • Immigration Lesson Economics Concepts Incentive - Definition? Examples? Immigrant Benefit Cost Peppe the Lamplighter : Write down 5 wishes for you or your family. Listen for What 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?
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  • The Pilgrims: Surviving in the New World Objectives/Learning Targets: I can explain 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!
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  • Using a T Chart Our Simulation What Happened in Plymouth
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  • Economics Concepts Scarcity Wants Resources: o Natural o Capital o Human Opportunity costs Specialization
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  • 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
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  • Common Core & PGES Connections What Common Core standards did you see in these lessons? Econfun.org - Common Core connections Econ Fun Sample Lessons How do these lessons reflect PGES domains and indicators?
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  • Framework for Teaching- Professional Growth and Evaluation System (PGES) Domain 4: Professional Responsibilities Reflecting on Teaching Maintaining Accurate Records Communicating with Families Participating in a Professional Community Growing and Developing Professionally Showing Professionalism Domain 3: Instruction Communicating with Students Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques Engaging Students in Learning Using Assessment in Instruction Demonstrating Flexibility and Responsiveness Domain 1: Planning and Preparation Demonstrating Knowledge of Content and Pedagogy Demonstrating Knowledge of Students Setting Instructional Outcomes Demonstrating Knowledge of Resources Designing Coherent Instruction Designing Student Assessments Domain 2: The Classroom Environment Creating an Environment of Respect and Rapport Establishing a Culture for Learning Managing Classroom Procedures Managing Student Behavior Organizing Physical Space PLANTEACHREFLECTAPPLY
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  • Resources for Teaching Economics Council for Economic Education Kentucky Council for Economic Education Econ Ed Link Econ Fun Federal Reserve Education Federal Reserve Education
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  • WKU Center for Economics Education Contact Information: Dr. Jana Kirchner 1088 Gary Ransdell Hall 270.745.4103 Jana.kirchner@wku.edu Upcoming Workshop: 9/29 Economics Through Childrens Literature


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