Entrepreneurship Economics and the Classroom Mini-Economy

Professional Development



  • 07/17/2014
  • 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • SIBL Library, 35th and Madison, Manhattan
  • Presenter: Dr. Harlan Day, Sagamore Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana


  • National Center Workshops

GRADES: K-2, 3-5, 6-8


  • Financial Literacy
  • General Economics

Don’t miss this unique workshop, which will teach you how to simulate real-world economic activity in your classroom and foster entrepreneurship. Students pay bills, have jobs, and run banks, insurance companies, stores and businesses. These activities involve your students in real decision-making and creative thinking—and they are a great motivator!

Participants will leave with:

  • Economics and Entrepreneurship: Operating a Classroom Business in the Elementary and Middle School
  • The Classroom Mini-Economy
  • Additional lessons to teach economics from EconEdLink.org and other websites.
  • Information regarding alignment of each lesson to the Common Core State Standards for Math and ELA.
  • 6 Continuing Education Units
  • Lunch provided.

Who Should Attend?

Elementary School Teachers and Middle School Social Studies Teachers


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