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Council for Economic Education Produces Content for Minecraft: Education Edition

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The Council for Economic Education (CEE) is excited to announce new educational content released for Mojang and Microsoft’s Minecraft: Education Edition. CEE released two free Minecraft lesson plans providing teachers, grades 3-5 nationwide the opportunity to further engage their students on the subject of economics via one of the most popular games in the world.

The lesson plans are designed for students to explore how to make smart economic choices in a team setting. When playing Minecraft, students will evaluate costs and benefits to help determine the types of resources needed to build a structure. In turn, when they’ve created a structure in Minecraft they will reflect on how their economic decisions made a positive or negative impact on their built environment.

“We are excited about our activities with the Minecraft Education team,” said Nan J. Morrison, CEO and President, CEE. “The fact is that only 20 states require students to take a course in high school economics and it’s our mission to ensure kids at every age are given the opportunity to learn key economic concepts. Using Minecraft is a fun and easy way to teach kids about fundamental life skills – choices, costs, and benefits – all core principles of economics.”

CEE will continue to develop free Minecraft lesson plans tied to economic concepts for teachers to use in the classroom. To view the two free lesson plans, please visit:

Teachers can sign-up for a trial of Minecraft: Education Edition by visiting: http://education.minecraft.net/get-started/.

POSTED: March 8, 2017 | BY: April Somboun | TAGS: , , , , , , , , ,

New Topic on EconEdLink: Election Economics

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The Council for Economic Education is pleased to announce the release of a series of lesson plans to help educators (grades 9-12) teach the election and economics in their economics, civics, government, and other social studies courses. The lessons are all available for free on our teacher website EconEdLink.

Topics covered include:

  • Can Election Futures Markets Be More Accurate Than Polls?
  • Voters and Elections (Who Votes and Why?)
  • Money and Elections, Economic Misery and Presidential Elections, and more

Throughout the summer, additional lessons will be added on important campaign topics as the campaign continues to unfold, and CEE will also be hosting a free webinar for teachers on how to incorporate these lessons into their classrooms.

To ensure that you receive information about upcoming webinars and new materials available on EconEdLink, you can register for free at the following URL: www.econedlink.org/register.

If you have any questions, please contact April Somboun.

POSTED: May 4, 2016 | BY: April Somboun | TAGS: , , , , , , , , ,

CEE Report – Winter 2016

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2015 Visionary Awards: A Record-Breaking Year!
Note from Nan
Focus on the Mississippi Council on Economic Education
2015 Accomplishments
54th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference
2016 Survey of the States Released
Over 100 Video-Entries for CEE’s Video Contest
An Innovative Digital Assessment Tool to Track Students’ Progress
Integrating Math and Real World Concepts to Hook Kids
2015 Donor Honor Roll

POSTED: February 4, 2016 | BY: Daniel Thompson | TAGS: , , , , , , ,

CEE Report – Fall 2015

Three times a year the Council for Economic Education releases the CEE Report, highlighting our new and noteworthy events, programs and partnerships, including pilot programs and joint ventures with key supporters.

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Voya Foundation Awards $150,000 Grand for Partnership with Cristo Rey Schools
Note from Nan
CEE’s Annual Conference
CEE Thanks its Funders
2015 Visionary Awards

POSTED: October 21, 2015 | BY: John Jones | TAGS: , , , , , ,

CEE Report – Summer 2015

Three times a year the Council for Economic Education releases the CEE Report, highlighting our new and noteworthy events, programs and partnerships, including pilot programs and joint ventures with key supporters.

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Advancing Financial Education in New York City
Upcoming Events
Note from Nan
A Look At GCEE
Financial Literacy Month
Advocating for Economic & Financial Literacy
2015 National Economics Challenge
EconEdLink Relaunch
Gen i: New Mission & Partnership
Teacher Training from the National Center
Vantage Point: Real World Perspectives on the Economy
CEE and 100 Women in Hedge Funds
Vantage Point: Growing Companies, Growing Women
2015 Visionary Awards

POSTED: July 23, 2015 | BY: Annamarie Cerreta | TAGS: , , , , , , ,

Money Math Mondays: Pennies by the Pound

bedtime math e1428354300625 Money Math Mondays: Pennies by the PoundThe Council for Economic Education is excited to link to Bedtime Math’s “Money Math Mondays” math problems during Financial Literacy Month. Parents have been snuggling up with their children for bedtime stories for generations. Why not do the same with math problems? Bedtime Math was created by Laura Overdeck, a mother with a degree in astrophysics, to help parents increase “math awareness” by taking a fun story, picture or video and creating math problems for toddlers, pre-school and elementary school children to solve in their heads. Click here to see how Bedtime Math gets your kids thinking about saving money:

CEE has hundreds of free lessons available for K-12 teachers on EconEdLink.org. Check out these lessons on saving:

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Grades K-2, 3-5
The ABCs of Saving
This lesson will introduce students to three elements they need to understand in order to save successfully. A is for Aim: setting a goal. B is for Bank: creating a place to put savings. C is for coins and currency: making saving money a habit.

Grades 6-8
Climbing the Savings Mountain
Students discover how saving money can be compared to a mountain climb. The climb can be fast or slow, safe or hazardous, scenic or thrilling. You will find out that there is more than one way to get to the top!

Grades 9-12 (Math)
Spending Multipliers
Students learn the definition of marginal propensity to consume and marginal propensity to save. Then they participate in a simulation to demonstrate how the marginal propensity to consume and marginal propensity to save influence the economy through the multiplier effect.

Grades 9-12 (Economics)
A Penny Saved
After reading the comic book, “A Penny Saved,” published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, students use a compound interest formula and a table to see the effects of compounding and learn the Rule of 72.

POSTED: April 6, 2015 | BY: Daniel Thompson | TAGS: , ,

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