Teachers, you can now register your students for TWO NATIONAL COMPETITIONS this spring—our National Personal Finance Challenge (financial stability/mobility) and our National Economics Challenge (micro/macroeconomics).

Grade 9-12

Webinar – Money and Elections

Updated: September 26 2016,
Open Video

Learn how money can be used to develop campaign war chests and how that money is used to promote the candidates. Understand the nature of Super PACs and 501(c)(4).

In this webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Explain how recent Supreme Court decisions have prompted a dramatic increase in the supply of new funding flowing into elections
  • Discuss how recent changes in society and its relationship with technology have forced campaigns to alter how they approach the electorate.
  • Illustrate how the shifting demographic nature of the U.S. defines the constituencies that candidates and political parties solicit for votes.
  • Understand that presidential campaigns must allocate their spending based on the costs and potential benefits of campaigning in a particular state.

Link to Money and Elections lesson: www.econedlink.org/teacher-lesson/1328/