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Laura Ewing President/CEO Texas Council on Economic Education www.economicstexas.org www.smartertexas.org Laura@economicstexas.org 713-655-1650
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Teaches teachers who teach students who are the future of Texas Provides interesting hands-on lessons that develop critical thinking skills for students in Economics, Social Studies, Math, and Career/Technical Education classes.
This workshop and the accompanying materials are made available to teachers through the generous support of State Farm and the Council for Economic Education.
Economics Challenge Fall and Spring Online Testing In Micro, Macro and International Economics Adam Smith Division 2nd place national champs Bellaire HS 2010/3 rd 2012 David Ricardo Division 3 rd place national champs Plano HS 2010/4 th place 2012 State competition all online this year
Personal Financial Literacy Challenge Middle and High School Fall and spring online challenges will determine state finalist candidates “State Play-Offs” in Austin with cash awards for two top teams HS national finals at Fed in St. Louis Bellaire HS Houston 2 nd in nation 2012
Teams of 2 to 5 students Grades 4 to 12 Cost: $10 a team 10 week Student Session
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You are early Texas citizens who have come from across the sea. You wander from place to place finding the most suitable way to make a living possible. Think: Look at the map and decide where you would travel. Why? Where would you settle and why? Pair: Share answers in groups of 2 or 3 Share: Share three answers with the class.
1. how Texans make a living 2. where people settle
What products do you like to use? Where do these products come from? How do they get to you? How do you acquire these products?
Matagorda Bay Look at the map. Where is Matagorda Bay? Why is this an important topic of discussion?
How would you write a sentence using all of the terms below for the early Native Americans? Economics Goods Services Bartering
1. You will be given a section to read. 2. As you read, think of these questions: A. What economic patterns did various tribal groups have in early Texas? B. What factors led some tribal groups to move around Texas? C. How extensive was trading among early Texas tribal groups?
1. Read your selection from page 15 and 19. 2. Answer the questions on the previous slide by drawing the answers in one square of the paper. 3. Discuss your answers. 4. Three people share their answers. 5. Using the center section, draw the common answers that the Indians shared.
1. How do the economic patterns of the Indians differ from yours? Food, shelter, distribution, transportation, etc. 1. How are they the same?
1. Many French came to Texas in the 1500 and 1600’s. 2. How would you use these terms in two sentences to describe the Europeans moving to Texas? 3. Scarcity, expeditions, resources, convert, conquistador, pelts, strait, interview.
Ad for Explorer and Exploration You will design an ad on one page of paper for one particular group. Be sure you illustrate the questions. A. What economic patterns did various tribal groups have in early Texas? B. What factors led some tribal groups to move around Texas? C. How extensive was trading among early Texas tribal groups? D. Who, what, where, when, why are the What are three things you have learned? We will shared the ad with the class.
1. Read your selection from page 15 and 19. 2. Answer the questions on the previous slide by drawing the answers in one square of the paper. 3. Discuss your answers. 4. Three people share their answers.