State coordinators have opened up registration for local high school competitions that lead into CEE’s National Personal Finance Challenge and National Economics Challenge! Teams of three-to-four students with one teacher/coach compete in each subject for the national titles and cash prizes! Teachers, register today!
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Lisa Herman-Ellison

Kokomo High School
Kokomo, IN

Lisa taught AP Microeconomics, AP Macroeconomics, College Prep Economics, and Applied Economics at Kokomo High School (Kokomo, IN) for 26 years. In 2014, she was elected to the Kokomo School Board of Trustees. She is the author of McGraw-Hill's AP Achiever Advanced Placement Exam Prep Guide for Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, as well as more than three dozen published lessons and articles. She is a teacher representative on the Indiana Council for Economic Education Executive Committee and was a member of the teams that wrote the Indiana Economics Standards, the Indiana Core-40 Economics Exam, and the Indiana Economics Teaching License Exam. She continues to write lessons and materials for EconEdLink, the National and Indiana Councils for Economic Education, the Federal Reserve, the Indiana Historical Society, the Indiana Department of Education, and McGraw-Hill.

Lisa says, "I used EconEdLink lessons frequently in class and as an extra credit enrichment opportunity for my students. My seniors found the EconEdLink lessons engaging and easy to use, and the lessons helped me to diversify my teaching style."

Published Resources

The Hidden Costs of College

College costs have escalated over the past two decades, and many students are relying on student loans to cov…

How Will I Pay for College?

In this lesson, students will learn about current trends in student borrowing and determine a reasonable debt…

How is Our Economy Doing?

Students learn the meaning and measurement of six important economic indicators and use the St. Louis Federal …
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Unemployment in My Hometown

Students use the Bureau of Labor Statistics website to track unemployment rates for their community, and after…

It's a Matter of Power

Students examine tradeoffs and profit- maximization decisions in the case study of Kaiser Aluminum, which decid…

Comparative Economic Systems

Students research the economic systems of a communist country and a third-world country and compare them to th…
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