The Economics of Entrepreneurship
Grades 3rd, 4th, and 5th
This workshop will cover economics and entrepreneurship for grades 3-5. Lessons are aligned to State of Michigan Social Studies content standards, integrating with science, reading, and language arts. Participants will have the opportunity to work through the curriculum that provides lessons incorporating economics principles with the fundamentals of creating a business. The entrepreneurial mindset will be developed using various activities. The curriculum can also be used in preparation for market day activities.
Participants will receive:
- Lesson plans containing interactive activities,
- Grade level trade book,
- 4.5 SCECHs
- $50 gift card for classroom supplies
Teachers will be encouraged to participate with their students in an entrepreneurship fair on the campus of UM-Flint in December.
Date, Location, Time
Tuesday, Aug. 20th, 9am-3pm
2413 West Maple Avenue
- Erwin L. Davis Education Center
- Room F
- 4.5 SCECHs
- Lunch provided
- No registration fee
Terry Groves is a Lecturer of Economics at the University of Michigan-Flint, where she teaches in the Social Studies TCP program. Terry was the K-8 Social Studies Chair and taught fourth through eighth social studies for the Grand Blanc School District for 23 years. She holds a B.S. in Education from the University of Michigan-Flint, an M.A.T. from Marygrove College, and an EdS in Administration from Oakland University.
Paula Nas is the Director of University Outreach and the Center for Economic Education at the University of Michigan-Flint She has also been a lecturer of Economics at UM-Flint for the past 25 years. She holds an MA in Economics from Michigan State University and a JD from Wayne State University Law School. Paula’s primary academic fields of interest are law and economics and microeconomic theory.