Center for Economic Education

The Murray State 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 Murray State 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.

Econ Extravaganza & Center Curriculum Library Ribbon-Cutting (November 1, 2016):

Click here to see the event news story writeup.

Faculty and staff at ribbon cutting

The Center Outreach to Schools:

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

Group of middle school students listening to economics lecture and playing games

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Free Online Teacher Resources

Click below for great FREE economics and personal finance resources from the St. Louis Fed:

Econ Lowdown

Click below for great FREE economics and personal finance resources from the national Council on Economic Education:

Econ Ed Link

Free Online Videos

Scarcity

https://www.econedlink.org/resources/?concept%5B%5D=374&view=grid

Opportunity Cost

https://www.econedlink.org/resources/?concept%5B%5D=342&view=grid

Human Capital

https://www.econedlink.org/resources/?concept%5B%5D=365&view=grid

Decision making/Cost benefit analysis

https://www.econedlink.org/resources/?concept%5B%5D=43573&view=grid

Needs and Wants

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=el40d2gyWaI

Economic Systems

https://www.econedlink.org/resources/?concept%5B%5D=338&view=grid

Economic Institutions

https://www.econedlink.org/resources/?concept%5B%5D=337&view=grid

Market and prices

https://www.econedlink.org/resources/?concept%5B%5D=354&view=grid

Profit

https://www.econedlink.org/resources/?concept%5B%5D=382&view=grid

Consumers

https://www.econedlink.org/resources/?concept%5B%5D=380&view=grid

Supply

http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/EconEdLink-interactive-tool-player.php?iid=221

Demand

https://www.econedlink.org/resources/?concept%5B%5D=351&view=grid

Money

https://www.econedlink.org/resources/?concept%5B%5D=341&view=grid

Trade, Exchange, and Interdependence

https://www.econedlink.org/resources/?concept%5B%5D=339&view=grid

Competition and Market Structures

https://www.econedlink.org/resources/?concept%5B%5D=414&concept%5B%5D=43581&view=grid

Goods and Services

http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.php?ddd=642&type=educator

Division of Labor/specialization

https://www.econedlink.org/resources/?concept%5B%5D=373&view=grid

Entrepreneurs

https://www.econedlink.org/resources/?concept%5B%5D=381&view=grid

Technology

https://www.econedlink.org/resources/?concept%5B%5D=383&view=grid

Specialization and Trade

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0H7r_Dl1CQ

For more information, please contact:

headshot of Todd Broker
Todd Broker
Director of the Center for Economic Education
307 Business Building
Murray, KY 42071
tbroker@murraystate.edu
Telephone: 270.809.5193
Fax: 270.809.5478