Standards-Based Curriculum and Resources
The FCEE offers K-12 educators over 80 publications of the Council for Economic Education, suitable for every grade level. All publications provide classroom-tested, teacher-designed lesson plans and use activities, simulations, multimedia content and background readings to give students applied, hands-on experience with economics principles. In addition, educators can access the CEE’s free database of thousands of economics lesson plans, searchable by topic and grade level: www.econedlink.org
Teacher Workshops and Centers for Economic Education
The Florida Council on Economic Education and its University partners are committed to helping teachers make each and every economics class a success. Currently, the FCEE supports 4 Centers for Economic Education that train K-12 teachers in economics, entrepreneurship, personal finance and the free enterprise system. All training is correlated to Florida’s Next Generation…
Financial Freedom is a road map of the perilous highways and bi-ways of the personal finance world. Though the landscape has changed, success in navigating still remains an achievable goal. A person who attains financial freedom scales that summit by making sound choices, staying true to themselves, living within or even below their means, paying themselves first, and remaining…
Florida Stock Market Challenge
Established more than 20 years ago, the Florida Stock Market Challenge gives K-12 students the opportunity to participate in an online investment simulation and manage a hypothetical $100,000 investment portfolio. Students throughout the state compete for the best portfolio performance and are awarded prizes at the end of both…
Finance Challenge/ EconChallenge
The Florida Finance Challenge is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge of Personal Finance by competing with other students across the state in a multiple-choice examination.The first place winners of the Florida competition, advance to the National Semi-Finals to compete with winning teams across the United States! The top four teams of the National Semi-Finals win an all expenses-paid trip to compete in the Finals of the National Finance Challenge.
The Florida EconChallenge is the first round of three to determine the overall champions of the National Economics Challenge. The first place winners of the Florida competition, in two divisions, advance to the National Semi-Finals to compete with winning teams across the United States! Prizes will be awarded to the top placing teams in the state. The top four teams in each division of the National Semi-Finals win an all expenses-paid trip to New York City to compete in the Finals of the National Economics Challenge. Teams of four complete a 30 question rapid fire exam consisting of macro, micro, and international questions.
Economic Poster Contest
Open to all K-12 Students statewide, the Economic Poster Contest is a fun activity to introduce basic economic concepts int he classroom. Students pick from a list of provided terms and draw an 8.5 x 11 in picture that represents that concept. Winners will be picked each fall and spring semester.
Many of today’s students arrive in class with headphones on, listening to the latest hit song or watching the newest viral video. They often question learning material that they can simply “Google” and struggle with applying textbook concepts to the world around them. As educators, we are continually struggling to find ways to reach each of these students by engaging them in the learning process. Rockonomix, a student-produced music video parody project, helps motivate student learning by using popular media to reinforce basic economic principles.
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