Monthly Update from Economics Arkansas
January 2018
CHECK OUT THESE
K-12 INQUIRIES!
 
The C3 (College Career & Civic Life Framework for State Social Studies Standards) website houses the AR Hub and AR Inquiry Toolkit. You will find inquiries built using the Inquiry Design Model and each features a one-page blueprint overview of how the inquiry might be taught as well as the sources needed for implementation in the classroom. 
 
Drop down tabs are available to search for state hubs, grade specific inquiries or a topic. All may be downloaded as a PDF or Word document.
 
A variety of topics are covered. Check them out at this link.
IT'S TIME TO GET IN THE GAME:
THE STOCK MARKET GAME!
 
Would you like to introduce your students to the world of investing and financial markets? The spring session begins January 16 and ends on April 20. It is open to 4th-12th grade classrooms and clubs around the state.
 
Here are a couple of ways to learn more:   
 
Training for Newcomers and Veteran Advisors:
Tuesday, January 9 in Little Rock
Find out details, here.
 
Webinars:
Check out our list of webinars here.
If you don't find one that works, email marsha@economicsarkansas.org. 
She will set one up to visit with you or your classroom. 
                    
ARKANSAS READS ONE BOOK NEXT ADVENTURE!
 
Special thanks to all of you who participated in the family financial literacy project centered around the book The Lemonade War. If you haven't yet, it's not too late. Check out our resources by viewing this link.
 
Our next book is Cleo Edison Oliver, Playground Millionaire. Order your copy and get ready. Resources will be posted soon!
COMING IN 2018!
 
Article Image Keep your eye on our event calendar for upcoming webinars, Econ in the Rock locations and our summer offerings.
 
We hope to bring economics here, there and everywhere in 2018! Check out our event calendar at this link.
THE ECONOMICS OF THE WINTER OLYMPICS
 
There are many great connections with the 2018 Olympics. Check out this article to get started making economic connections.
 
              
START THE NEW YEAR  WITH ECON CONNECTIONS!
 
Start the year off with economic connections throughout the month.
 
Check our fun resources out at this link.
 
HIGH SCHOOL ECONOMICS TESTING PORTAL
 
If you are teaching the required economics course, you may visit the Fed's website and have your students take the economics pre-test. You will need to create a free account if you don't already have one. Simply set up your classroom, "add Arkansas assessments to class" and then your students are ready to go!
 
The Fed also has great online courses, videos and lesson plans that fit perfectly with the required standards.
 
AWARD WINNING TEACHERS: THIS COULD BE YOU!
        
 
Eleven educators were recognized for outstanding integration of economics in our Bessie B. Moore Awards Program. You could be next!
 
Check out the entry form and contact us if you have any questions.
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JUST A THOUGHT:
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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