SC Economics Poster Contest
Color the concepts! A competition for K-8 students to illustrate 1 of 6 economics concepts. Sixteen winners will receive $25. Winners of poster contest will be featured in the 2017-18 SC Economic Concepts Calendar. DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2017
Future Scholar Blog Contest
Want to earn $529 toward a college savings plan? Submit a short blog post (300 words or less) on one of three questions featured on the Future Scholar Website. Click here for more details!
SC Stock Market Game
Our most popular contest for 4th-12th graders, teachers, and adults, this online game provides a hands-on opportunity to learn about investing and how the economy works. Manage a virtual porfolio of $100,000 and compete against students statewide! Spring game begins January 30th and ends April 7th. Register today!
Sports Economics: Teaching Entrepreneurship with Adidas, Nike, and UnderArmour
TUESDAY, March 21 4-5 PM
Most students in a typical American high school are probably wearing footwear and/or athletic apparel produced by Adidas, Nike, or Under Armour. This webinar will present a role-play activity where students take on the roles of entrepreneurs, professional athletes, and ordinary consumers to demonstrate how entrepreneurs make lives better for consumers of their products.
Red Light, Green Light: A Road Map to Financial Success
Wednesday, March 22, 4PM-5PM
The thought of budgeting is frightening to many people. It conjures up thoughts of sacrifice, of having to give up valued things. This workshop will provide you with activities you can do with your students to show them that learning to set goals and manage money can help them buy the things they really want and achieve financial success.
Economics, US History and the C3 Framework: World Trade After WWII
Wednesday, April 19th 4PM-5PM
The post-WWII era brought a vision of economic cooperation between the countries supporting free trade. However, recently, there has also been a persistent and perhaps growing concern over increased globalization. What explains these fears, and is there a way that teachers can help their students plan for a world with increasingly open trade with other countries? This webinar will help teachers tackle these difficult questions.
SC Finance Challenge
February 6 - April 7
The SC Finance Challenge is an online multiple-choice exam for MIDDLE and HIGH school students that requires less than 30 minutes to complete. Material covered includes: income and money management, spending and credit, and saving and investing. Teams must have 3-4 students; the top three scores will compute the team score. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place team members and teacher in middle and high school division will receive $50, $35, and $25 prizes, respectively.
The first round of the South Carolina Economics Challenge will be conducted virtually on site at schools. Teachers may register for the Spring contest beginning February 15, 2017. The testing window for teams is March 1-15th. The top ten teams from the David Ricardo and Adam Smith Divisions will be invited to the state contest at the Darla Moore School of Business for EconDay on Friday, March 24, 2017.
InvestWrite (Stock Market Game Writing Contest)
1/17 Essay Prompts Posted; 4/5 Submission Deadline
InvestWrite is the perfect bridge between language arts and the Stock Market Game. The InvestWrite Essay Contest gives students the opportunity to reinforce their newfound knowledge from the Stock Market Game by composing an essay on one of their investments during the contest. Visit www.investwrite.org for more information, including webinar opportunities, registration, and past essay prompts. Essay prompts will be posted January 17, 2017 and the essay deadline is April 5, 2017.
Gen i Revolution
This free, online personal finance game for high school students can be played online, on a tablet device, and via Facebook. Students assume the role of a secret agent assigned to solve a variety of financial problems--in the form of 15 missions--and defeat the "Murktide" of financial confusion that is spreading across the country.
Vault--Future Scholar Financial Literacy Program
This interactive financial education course, powered by EverFi, is a web-based, new-media learning platform that brings complex financial concepts to life for today’s digital generation.
Stock Market Game
This online game provides students with a unique, hands-on opportunity to learn about investing and how the economy works. Competing on a team of 3-5 students, learners manage a virtual portfolio of $100,000 for 10 weeks, September 26-December 2. Grades 4th-12th, with a teacher division as well!