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Teaching Resources

Explore resources on these topics to find new lessons and tools for your classroom

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Literacy
  • Economic Education

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Think Tank to Shark Tank

Summer Day Camps for Grades 6-9

» From Coding to Entrepreneurship - June 18-22

» From Engineering to Entrepreneurship - June 25-29

These camps are specifically designed to:

  • Develop team dynamic skills through team projects
  • Develop researching skills related to addressing a need and then bringing it to the market place
  • Develop engineering and entrepreneurial skills through authentic experiences

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Think Tank to Shark Tank Youth Summer Camp

Summer Youth Camp sponsored by the Barker Center for Economic Education @ The University of Akron. The camp integrates STEM and Entrepreneurship Education.

Understanding Fiscal Responsibility:
Teacher Institute

A paid professional development opportunity for teachers and pre-service teachers

piggy bankJuly 16-19, 2018
9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Join us for a paid professional development opportunity where middle/high school social studies teachers will review and gain access to the Understanding Fiscal Responsibility (UFR) curriculum. Participants will gain insights and teaching materials on the federal budget, the national debt and deficit, and national fiscal policies and practices. | Download the flyer

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