In This Issue:
- The New Online Assessment Center
- 2014-2015 National Economics Challenge
- Free Professional Development Opportunity for C3 Framework
- Take Three Minutes to Understand an Important Issue
- This Day in Economic History
Online Assessment Center: Track Your Students’ Progress!
Evaluate your students’ progress with our Online Assessment Center. With this free online tool, you can administer assessments and gain real-time data on student understanding of economic and personal finance concepts!
Register now and unlock the ability to:
- Administer tests online
- Analyze student and class performance by test
- Track student and class progress over the course of a school year
- Create custom reports
If you would like to accurately measure your students’ progress, this online tool is for you!
The new Online Assessment Center was developed in partnership with PwC as the founding sponsor.
The Challenge Has Begun!
The 2014–2015 National Economics ChallengeSM has begun! Across the country our coordinators are searching for the team that can boast the most economic knowledge. Think your students are up to the challenge?
Teachers may register teams of four high school students. No team limits per class so this makes a great class activity. Finalists will be awarded cash prizes.
Bring competition to your classroom and recognize students for their academic achievements. Get ready for the Challenge!
Contact your local council for specific dates
Social Studies Educators…
- Are you working with a team of social studies teachers who are charged with implementing literacy standards and looking for practical ways to accomplish this goal?
- Are you interested in learning about the C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards?
- Are there teachers in your building, department or social studies network who would be willing to meet monthly to get free tools, resources and webinars?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, then
learn more about a free professional learning opportunity for you and your colleagues!
But hurry and apply now. The deadline is October 31, 2014. Selections will be made by November 14.
The Federal Debt
Is the federal debt really a crisis that demands immediate attention? A new three-minute video from the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy boils down the facts about the outlook for the federal debt by tracing the recent ups and downs (yes, downs) of the projections for federal borrowing over the next decade. You can watch it here:
This Day in Economic History
Use This Day in Economic History to incorporate historical news items into your lessons on economics and personal finance!
Check out October including:
- The Smack On Fiscal Corruption, October 22nd , 1988
- Green Light For Tax Relief, October 23rd, 1975
- A Sneak Peak, October 24th , 1929