Posted on November 10, 2013 by admin in News with Comments Disabled
The McCuen scholarship recognizes and rewards academic excellence of economics majors and pre-majors. These awards are made on behalf of the entire Department of Economics and range between $3,000 and $20,000. Awards may be renewed up to three times (for four years total), conditional on successful application each year.
Eligibility: Awards are based on students’ academic qualifications and a short essay. To be eligible to receive an award, you must be either an economics major or pre-major, have at least a 3.4 high-school GPA and have a FSFA application on file by April 1. Current SDSU students and transfer students must have an undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.0 overall and in the major.
Gen i Revolution, developed for high school students, provides your students the chance to learn important personal finance skills in an engaging way. Students are challenged to complete a series of 15 missions, playing and competing against fellow classmates while going head-to-head with the “Murktide,” a network of double agents spreading false information about finance across the country.
Gen i Revolution is currently being used by teachers across every state in the U.S.
Thanks to the generous support from H&R Block Dollars & Sense, two new mini games have been added for even more learning and fun!
Posted on August 19, 2013 by admin in News with Comments Disabled
SDCEE board members recently participated in an effort to teach basic economic principles to students in several local elementary schools.
At Anza Elementary in El Cajon, SDCEE Treasurer and Helix High School Economics teachers, Giff Asimos shared his knowledge with eager students in Adrian Jankowski’s class.
Several miles away, SDCEE Board Members Kimberly Plummer and Anthony Zambelli put forth a similar effort at Chase Elementary in El Cajon. Ms. Plummer taught in Dory Scott’s 4th grade class and Mr. Zambelli taught in Leslie Harris’ 3rd grade class at Chase Elementary.
The San Diego Council for Economics Education continues to demonstrate its dedication to furthering economics education in all grades and classes.
Posted on August 17, 2013 by admin in News with Comments Disabled
There are some great opportunities this fall to jump start or enhance your economics education tool box. The following events are being sponsored or put on by the California Council on Economics Education.
Posted on March 13, 2013 by admin in News with Comments Disabled
The Master of Arts in Economics and Entrepreneurship for Educators (MAEEE) program at the University of Delaware is specifically designed for educators who have demonstrated leadership potential. These educators are then equipped with both a solid foundation in economic theory and a set of strategies and methods for teaching economics, entrepreneurship and financial education. Graduates of the program are master teachers who provide economic leadership and act as agents of change in their own regions.
Posted on February 18, 2013 by admin in News with Comments Disabled
From CNN Money
The Sundance Film Festival kicks off in Park City, Utah tomorrow, and for all the business or econ-minded cinephiles out there, this year’s lineup is quite the treat. Films touch on topics ranging from income inequality and the Occupy Wall Street movement, to social struggle in China and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s standoff with unions.
Posted on April 28, 2011 by admin in History Day, News with Comments Disabled
Francis Parker High School
Between the Rock and a Hard Place: the American Indian Occupation of Alcatraz
Project Economic Connections:
When Alcatraz lost its title as a high-security prison stranded in the San Francisco Bay, the US government found it very hard to use the excess land effectively for government purposes. Soon, the government was accepting proposals for what to do with “the Rock.” One of the proposals for the island came from Lamar Hunt, a wealthy oil tycoon from Texas. Hunt wanted to buy the island and create a development complete with a space monument for the West to rival the Statue of Liberty. The government began leaning towards Hunt’s proposal, recognizing his monetary ability to make the project happen and ignoring the Indian proposal to make Alcatraz an Indian cultural center, so the Indians had to take action, and in November 1969, they did.
Posted on April 5, 2011 by admin in History Day, News with Comments Disabled
Pedro Gallardo, Mary Soren Hansen and Sarah Ogle
Francis Parker Middle School
The Zimmerman Telegram; Diplomatic Note That Changed WW1
Project Economic Connections:
The Zimmerman Telegram pushed the United States into WW1. The United States spent approximately $33.5 billion on the war. Before the telegram was sent, the English Blockade prevented trade between the United States and any Central Powers. However, the blockade increased trade with the Allied Powers. Meanwhile, Germany was attacking American merchant ships and British merchant ships, such as the Lusitania. The war itself had a huge impact on the American economy. During the war, government agencies such as the Food Administration and the War Industries Board were created to cope with mobilizing the army and controlling the war economy, including rationing.