Last month was Financial Literacy Month and we teamed up with social media entrepreneur, Natalie Zfat on the #MySavingsStory video campaign.
Throughout the entire month of April, we shared personal video stories from writers, artists and economists to inform and inspire kids to understand and take control of their financial lives.
We received savings advice from fashion designer Elie Tahari, best-selling author of Diary of A Wimpy Kid, Jeff Kinney, entrepreneur Rosie Pope, President of the Richmond Fed, Jeffrey Lacker and others who shared what they’ve learned about the importance of financial literacy and saving.
Read Natalie’s post about the campaign and make sure to check out the compilation video with all the great advice!
Lesson 18 comes from CEE’s newly revised Third Edition of High School Economics. Over the course of twenty-eight lessons the Third Edition addresses the needs of today’s students, urging them to engage with current events.
Martha Rush, a teacher from Mounds View School in Minneapolis Minnesota, demonstrates in this video how to get the most out of Lesson 18: Unemployment Survey.
Lesson 18 objectives:
Decide whether a worker is employed, unemployed, or not in the labor force.
Calculate the unemployment rate.
Identify shortcomings of using the unemployment rate to describe a country’s labor market situation.
Discover more about the Third Edition of High School Economics.
Lesson 13: Who Decides Wage Rates is one of twenty-eight lessons from CEE’s Third Edition of High School Economics. The course incorporates hands-on classroom activities with interactive online lesson supplements to give students an immersive education experience.
Scott Bacon of Mt. Pleasant High School in Wilmington Delaware explains how to effectively lead students through Lesson 13’s classroom activities and discussions.
Objectives for Lesson 13:
Explain how sellers and buyers of labor interact to determine wage rates for labor.
Explain how productivity of workers can impact the ability of workers to earn higher wages.
To learn more about the Third Edition of High School Economics click here.
Lesson 8: Productivity comes from CEE’s new and revised Third Edition of High School Economics. The course provides teachers with 28 engaging lessons. All lessons have been field-tested and align with the Voluntary National Standards in Economics and Common Core State Standards (ELA and Math).
In this video, watch Andrea Caceres-Santamaria, from Seminole Ridge Community High School, demonstrate how to properly guide a classroom through Lesson 8.
Lesson 8 has three Objectives:
Define Labor Productivity as output per worker.
Explain how the division of labor and investment in human capital and capital goods improves productivity.
Explain why increased productivity is important to the economy and individuals.
Click here to discover more about the Third Edition of High School Economics.