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Innovations in Economic Education
Promising Practices for Teachers and Students, K–16

Edited By

Mary Beth Henning

ISBN 9781138922570
Published December 8, 2016 by Routledge
226 Pages 26 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Innovations in Economic Education addresses the growing issue of financial illiteracy by showing how economics can be successfully integrated into classrooms from kindergarten through higher education. Pre-service teachers, experienced educators, curriculum leaders, parents, and school administrators will find practical ideas to improve economic understanding. At the elementary level, the book provides creative ways of introducing young students to the basic concepts of economics, financial justice, and social action. For higher grade levels, the book offers ideas to integrate economics into current history, civics, and math curricula. The final portion of the book features recommendations by leading economic educators on how economics can play a greater role in teachers’ professional development. The pedagogical tools presented in each chapter include lesson plans and practical insights, and are designed to meet the NCSS, C3 Framework, and Common Core State Standards for Social Studies. This book is a timely and valuable resource for all educators interested in improving their students’ economic literacy and financial decision-making.

Table of Contents




1. Introduction: Promising Economic Education Practices from the Past to the Present

Mary Beth Henning

2. Simulation to Promote Citizenship and Economics Education in Elementary Education

Thomas A. Lucey and Duane M. Giannangelo

3. Teaching for Economic Literacy and Economic Justice with and through the Arts

James D. Laney with Amy Willerson

4. Home and School Connections to Inspire Children’s Economic Thinking

Bonnie T. Meszaros and Mary C. Suiter

5. Math and History Connections for Middle-School Economics

Scott Wolla and Sara H. Barnett

6. Teaching and Measuring the Economic Way of Thinking

Ashley S. Harrison, J. R. Clark, and Mark C. Schug

7. Teaching Economics within the Multimedia Landscape

Tawni H. Ferrarini

8. Use Econ Lowdown, FRASER®, FRED, and GeoFRED to Top the Standards

Mark Bayles, Barbara Flowers, and Eva Johnston

9. Fostering Economic Literacy for K–12 Students through the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework

Anand R. Marri

10. Preparing Elementary Teachers to be Economic Educators: An Overview of ECON 21900, a Hybrid Economics Course for Elementary Teacher Candidates

Philip J. VanFossen


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Mary Beth Henning is Co-Director of the Northern Illinois University Center for Economic Education and Associate Professor of Social Studies Education at Northern Illinois University, USA.