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The H. Kenneth Barker Center for Economic Education
213 Crouse Hall
Akron, OH 44325-4210
(330) 972-7653 (voice)
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About the Center

H. Kenneth Barker, sepiaThe H. K. Barker Center for Economic Education is a nonprofit partnership of leaders from the education and business communities dedicated to economic literacy.


Teacher Resources

A primary goal of the Barker Center is to provide teachers with appropriate resources to teach economic principles in the classroom.  Learn more

Resources are available for:

• Economic Standards Economic Games Online
Lessons and Activities Economic Calculators Online

Support the Barker Center for Economic Education

Make a gift to the Barker CenterGiving to the Center for Economic Education is one of the most meaningful things you can do to help promote financial literacy and economic education in the region.  Learn more about how you can support the Center.

Upcoming Events at the Barker Center

Library of Congress Educator Workshop: Teaching with Primary Sources
A workshop for social studies and language arts teachers
September 26, 9:30 am - 4:30pm; November 7, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
UA Campus
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Teaching Career Exploration in Grades K-12
September 26, 9 am – 3 pm
Cuyahoga Falls High School

Teaching Personal Finance in Grades K-12
November 7, 9 am – 3 pm
Cuyahoga Falls High School

Hands holding the world, Barker Center landing pageWorkshops

Workshops are a great way to hone your skills. The Barker Center provides series of workshops at new locations each semester. Graduate credit is available for many of our workshops.   Learn more

Just one of the advantages of signing up for our Newsletter is notification when new workshops become available.

Apply to be a Barker Scholar!

Each semester qualified PK-12 educators will be selected and admitted into a collaborative cohort that works to integrate personal finance and economic concepts into their classroom instruction. Scholars will receive either a $500 stipend or 3 graduate credit hours, along with a host of resources and materials.

image for Fast FactsEconomic Fast Facts

From an economic business vocabulary to the definitions of types of taxes, our Economic Fast Facts is a rich resource for you in your classroom.