Monday, August 8, 2011

Join the Gen i Revolution

One of the books that we use a lot as a reference point for teachers is Learning, Earning and Investing. EconomicsWisconsin uses it mainly to educate teachers on the Stock Market in use for our Stock Market Simulation.  Also a variety of our workshops cover a topic, activity or lesson from the LEI.  It is a great reference and teaching tool.

The Council on Economic Education has yet another great resource that goes along with the lesson plans from the LEI.  It is the Gen i Revolution.  This free, online game consists of fifteen interactive missions in which students complete a variety of activities to help them learn important personal finance concepts. Within each mission, students are introduced to a character who is facing a particular financial crisis. As a part of the Gen i Revolution, the student learns about the crisis, strategically selects “Operatives”, and then completes activities with the ultimate goal of solving the mission.

This game is geared towards 6th - 12th graders and each "mission" (there are 15 in all) takes about 30 minutes to complete.

Feel free to look around there site and sign yourself up to play!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Fall is Right Around the Corner

Here in Wisconsin it seems like Summer just appeared here and it is hard to talk about the Fall.  But we must.

EconomicsWisconsin has a great fall line up for you!

Starting off in LaCrosse, WI on September 30.  Then off to Green Bay, WI at Lambeau Field on October 14 and then off to Lake Geneva to enjoy the fall colors on the grounds of Geneva National on the 21st of October.

Make sure you are signed up for our mailing list or like us on Facebook. We'll keep you on top of all that is happening and may give out a deal or two.