Make Economics Fun!
This Common Sense Economics website, its accompanying textbook and its course package provide tools to help make economics fun. This site provides speedy electronic resource guidance, quality supplements, economic examples, quick links to cool stuff, information on a full multi-media course package and workshop announcements on how to get trained to teach a course using the package in a seated or online setting. Compared to other websites, the Common Sense Economics website offers a substantially larger quantity of field-tested economics materials that focus on experience-based learning. Common Sense Economics connects to many of the 20 Voluntary National Content Standards in Economics and National Standards for Financial Literacy. Most importantly, this website contains materials that will help instructors fashion exciting and informative courses.
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What you’ll find here…
- Information on the upcoming exciting open-access online course
- More information about the book
- Instructional tools and supplementary materials for Common Sense Economics
- An overview of the complementary Common Sense: Economics for Life! course package and a complementary brochure
- Learning tools and engaging ideas on how to learn economics
- More information on economics in the movies, comics, fun activities, videos, games, and creative ideas
- Workshop announcements for Common Sense: Economics for Life! training sessions
Take An Exciting Open-access Online Course This January!
- Would you like to take an exciting online course that covers what everyone really needs to know about economics and personal finance?
- Starting the week of January 14, 2014, the Stavros Center for Economic Education of Florida State University is offering Common Sense Economics for Life as an open-access course. For more information, click here. REGISTER HERE.
Get the Common Sense Economics for Life course package
- Upcoming training sessions:
- FULL. Wednesday, January 15, 2014, Georgia Council on Economic Education, Atlanta, GA. Contact Mike Raymer to be placed on a waiting list.
- Friday, February 7, 2014, Creative Teaching Ideas for Your Basic Economics Course and Saturday, February 8, 2014, Common Sense Economics for Life Multi-Media Course Package Workshop, Stavros Center for Economic Education, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL. Contact Jim Gwartney for workshop details. Register here.
- Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Detroit Public Schools, Detroit, MI. Contact Tawni Ferrarini for details.
- FULL. Friday, February 21, 2014 at the Central Indiana Educational Service Center in Indianapolis, IN. Contact Jeff Sanson to be placed on a waiting list.
- Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Macomb Intermediate School District, Clinton Twp, MI. Contact Sean McBrady to register.
- ALMOST FULL. Thursday, March 20, 2014, Green Bay, Wisconsin. Contact Mark Schug for workshop details.
- Monday, March 24, 2014, Miami Dade College Center for Economic Education, Miami, FL. Contact David Mahon for workshop details.
- Join the Common Sense Economics Network to receive updates.
- Get more information on the Common Sense: Economics for Life! course package and brochure.
- Join the Common Sense Network and receive updates on what is happening on the Common Sense: Economics for Life! front.
- Email CommonSenseEconomics@gmail.com for information regarding the dates of upcoming sessions or find out how to host a training session of 20 or more teachers near you.