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VOLUME 12 ISSUE 4
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Making Sen$e with Paul Solman: How to Succeed in Business by Really, Really Trying

Is the aptitude for business (the legal kind) distributed among convicted criminals as it is in the general population? One seasoned executive thinks so, and believes that by hiring the cream of the ex-con crop, his company will have a leg up on the competition. Paul Solman reports as part of his Making Sen$e series.

Grades: 9-12

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Grades: 9-12

Focus on Economic Data: U.S. Real GDP Growth, August 26, 2011

This lesson focuses on the August 26, 2011, second estimate of U.S. real gross domestic product (real GDP) and real GDP growth for the second quarter (Q2) of 2011, as reported by the U.S. Bureau of...

Grades: 6-8, 9-12

Baseball Economics 201

As many baseball fans can tell you, the New York Yankees usually have a great season record, make the playoffs and make a run towards to the World Championship each year. The Yankees' success--as ...

Grades: K-2, 3-5

Trouble is Brewing in Boston - "Colonial Voices: Hear Them Speak"

It's December 16, 1773 and many of the citizens of Boston are furious with King George's new tax on tea. Young Ethan, a printer's errand boy, has been given the task of conveying informatio...

Grades: K-2

Human Resources and Capital Resources: It's A Match!

Students will define and identify human resources and capital resources workers use in their jobs.

50th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference

Westin Michigan Avenue Hotel
Chicago, Illinois

October 12-15, 2011

The 50th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference is the largest nationwide annual gathering of educators: K-12 teachers; college and university professors; Federal Reserve partners; and advocates in the field of K-12 economics and financial education. The conference features a diverse selection of presentations, workshops and events aimed at raising the levels of economic and financial literacy among young people. More than 500 top economic educators and industry thought-leaders from across the U.S. and around the globe attend. This year's conference will be hosted by our affiliate, Econ Illinois who will be celebrating their 60th Anniversary in bringing quality economic education to Illinois.

The conference also features the latest in curriculum development, instructional materials, teaching strategies, new programs and best practices; professional development workshops and sessions for K-12 teachers; outstanding speakers on current economic and financial topics; hands-on technology education sessions; networking opportunities; and forums to discuss shared issues, accomplishments, challenges, and opportunities.

For informaton about the conference, go to www.councilforeconed.org/conference/

Current Events on EconEdLink

EconEdLink provides access to the latest economic and personal finance news and information. Everyday there are links to current online articles and lessons on EconEdLink that help support the understanding of these events for your students.

Come and visit the Current Events page to learn more about what's happening in the world of economics and personal finance and access related lesson plans.

For more information go to www.econedlink.org/economic-current-events.php

Constitution Day Interactive Games and Lessons from Thinkfinity.org

The United States Constitution was signed in 1787 by the members of the Constitutional Convention located in Philadelphia, PA.  The Constitution was drafted and signed by the Founding Fathers, provided a national government and has been amended 27 times.

Deepen your students' understanding of civics and inspire them to be active participants in our democracy through Thinkfinity.org's Constitution Day resources.  Constitution Day is September 17, 2011.

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