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
SC Young Entrepreneur
Each year, SC Economics recognizes five elementary, middle or high school students who demonstrate a keen entrepreneurial spirit. These young people have met the challenge of starting their own businesses, understand the costs and benefits of working for themselves, and are willing to share their experiences with their peers.$100 cash prize to winners! DEADLINE for nominations: January 31, 2017.
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!
TUESDAY, JANUARY 31 (Columbia)
Using the Classroom Mini-Economy model, this workshop will demonstrate an understanding of incentive based learning and the decision making process by helping students apply reading and math skills to real world activities. Through this project based activity, students will learn to accept responsibility for their behavior in and out of the classroom. Workshop will be taught by Clemson Professor, Dr. Lori Dickes.
Celebrating Black History Month: The Great Migration
Friday, February 3 (Charleston)
The Great Migration began to lay the foundations for the U.S. Civil Rights movement and establish the creation of a renaissance and vibrant African American art and cultural scene. This workshop is a collaborative effort between the University of South Carolina History Department and SC Economics to provide teachers instruction on the African American History of The Great Migration through multiple disciplines. Participants will explore the historical aspects of the Great Migration in the context of larger economic, geographic, and social issues by looking at push and pull factors, human and physical capital, and economic freedoms. Lesson plans will be provided.
Best Practices in Teaching Economics, Part II
Friday, February 10 (Columbia)
Are you new to teaching economics? A veteran looking for a content refresher and engaging activities? This full day workshop will help teachers refine their knowledge, collaborate, and incorporate hands on activities to help students understand the following concepts: supply and demand, comparative advantage, cost-benefit analysis, economic indicators, and fiscal/monetary policy.
Hooked on Finance
Friday, February 17th (Rock Hill)
Are your students prepared to make sound economic decisions about their income, spending, saving, borrowing, investing and managing their money? This workshop will focus on problem solving in a real-world context through practice and engaging lessons in order to get students ready for life beyond the classroom. Sample lessons include The Millionaire Game, in which students learn about the characteristics of millionaires, and finding the best deal on an auto loan.
Teaching Economic Concepts Using Children's Literature
Friday, February 24 (Rock Hill)
This 5 hour workshop helps teachers in grades K-8 introduce children to economics through popular children’s books. After the workshop, teachers will be able to identify economic concepts in the K-8 academic standards and integrate economic lessons into history, math, language arts and other content areas.
Fundamentals of Environmental Economics (FTE)
Friday, March 3 (Columbia)
In partnership with the Foundation for Teaching Economics (FTE), a national organization dedicated to promoting economic education by helping teachers of economics become more effective educators, SC Economics is excited to provide this one-day workshop. This program is designed to familiarize middle and high school teachers and curriculum specialists with a non-biased approach that introduces the basics of environmental economics and provides effective classroom simulations to introduce the concepts in the classroom. Sample topics include the Tragedy of the Commons, Using Marginal Analysis to Make Environmental Decisions, and Addressing Climate Change. You will not want to miss this rare opportunity to engage with Donald G. Fell, professor for the FTE Institute on the Environment and the Economy as well as The Right Start Institute!
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!