Center for Economic Education

The MSU Center aims to develop in K-12 young people the economic knowledge and decision making skills they will need throughout their lives as family members, workers, citizens and business, labor, government and community leaders.

The MSU Center employs multiple strategies in pursuit of its mission to:

  • support economic and entrepreneurial education training to teachers who in turn will teach students;
  • produce and distribute teaching materials for use by teachers in K-12 classrooms throughout the curriculum;
  • maintain an affiliation with the National Council on Economic Education and the Kentucky Council on Economic Education to draw upon their strength in national and state programming, curriculum materials, basic research and public awareness of the need for economic education;
  • involve local business and community organizations in implementing economic education into the service-area schools.

2015 Life Fundamental Financial Literacy Summit
Paducah, KY
June 22, 2015

Event pictures. Press release.

   2015 Life Fundamental$ Summit

 

The 2015 Excellence in Economic
Education Award Winner

Haley Chambers
Benton Middle School

 

Haley Chambers 2015 EEE Award Winner

Link.

Find out more info about the award here.

 

The Center Director in Action

If you are interested in inviting the director to speak to your class about economic and/or financial literacy topics email:msu.econed@murraystate.edu

 

2015 Entrepreneurial Fair

Entrepreneurial Fair 2015

 

 

South Christian Elementary School (2015)

South Christian Elm School

 

 

 

Other Teacher Resources:

Tutorial Videos Correlated with Kentucky Standards in Economics

Kentucky Core Academic Standards (June 2013)

Links for free videos on main economic concepts:

Scarcity

Scarcity
http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/index.php?iid=194&type=educator
Opportunity Cost
http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/index.php?iid=190&type=student
Human Capital
http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/index.php?iid=1&type=student
http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/index.php?iid=230
Decision making/Cost benefit analysis
http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/index.php?iid=184
Needs and Wants
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=el40d2gyWaI

Economic Systems and Institutions

Economic Systems
http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/index.php?iid=187
Economic Institutions
http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/index.php?iid=186

Markets

Market and prices
http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/index.php?iid=216
Profit
http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/index.php?iid=219
Consumers
http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/index.php?iid=209&type=student
Supply
http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/EconEdLink-interactive-tool-player.php?iid=221
Demand
http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/index.php?iid=210
Barter
http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/index.php?iid=248
Money
http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/index.php?iid=189
Trade, Exchange, and Interdependence
http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/index.php?iid=196&type=student
Competition and Market Structures
http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/index.php?iid=208

Production, Distribution, and Consumption

Goods and Services
http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.php?ddd=642&type=educator
Division of Labor/specialization
http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/index.php?iid=185&type=student
Entrepreneurs
http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/index.php?iid=212
Supply
http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/EconEdLink-interactive-tool-player.php?iid=221
Demand
http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/index.php?iid=210
Trade, Exchange, and Interdependence
http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/index.php?iid=196&type=student
Technology
http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/index.php?iid=195
Specialization and Trade
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0H7r_Dl1CQ

For more information, please contact:

 

Todd Broker


Todd Broker, Director
Center for Economic Education
Murray State University
307G Business Building
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-5193
Fax: (270) 809-5478
E-mail: tbroker@murraystate.edu

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