Find some interesting videos to use on the following sites. Go to Better Money Habits (Khan Academy site you may have seen advertised recently). Select two or more videos that interest you (no pun intended) or that you would consider using in your classroom.
Go to EconEdLink. View the video and interactive quiz on compound interest. Following viewing the video scroll to the lesson: Q T Pi Fashions - Learning About Credit Card Use and view the variety of student activities and information. Search for other lessons that match the concepts you are teaching. How could you adapt some of the materials to teach the new Credit standards?
The Florida Stock Market Challenge is a new investing competition for Florida students. Click on “investing rules” under the general links to get an idea of how the simulation works. Students may invest in stocks, mutual funds, and bonds. Whether you decide to participate in the challenge or not you can direct your students (or yourself) to the investing information page. How could you use some of this material to teach the Investing standards?
Political cartoons are particularly engaging for high school students. Search through the cartoonist group and US news to find some economic-based political cartoons that you would use in the classroom.
After viewing these sites, examine the standards on each page of this site. Make notes of how you can use these materials and share your ideas with us so we can add them to the blog (Deborah Kozdras: firstname.lastname@example.org). We will be sharing ideas on the blog and posting lessons on the site as we gather these ideas from great thinking teachers throughout Florida! This will be a site that includes resources created by teachers, for teachers.
Created by Deborah Kozdras and Brittany Sampson USF Stavros Center