Oct 26, 2010

SMG Week 2

At the completion of the 2nd week....

1. Loganville Middle- $148,239.00
2. Lewis Frasier Middle- $138,653.00
3. Long Cane Middle- $138,208.00
4. Parkview High- $129,338.00
5. White County High- $128,553.00

Keep up the good work everyone! See you back here next week.

Oct 25, 2010

Master of Your Economic Domain

Tired of doing all the heavy lifting in your class? Why not let Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer lend a hand in the teaching of economics?

Seinfeld, the economist.

Oct 21, 2010

Did You Know?

Oh, how I love these things. Great way to kick off your trade unit. Technology makes trade faster, easier, less expensive. The future....wow, I look forward to it.

Oct 20, 2010

The Daily Chart

A nice little resource to help your kids apply what they are learning in your class to what is happening out there in the real world can be found right here. The Economist magazine's "Daily charts" feature is quality stuff. From unemployment rates in reunified Germany to global taxation rates, it's almost a guarantee that you will find something useful.

Oct 19, 2010

SMG Rankings

At the end of week #2 a team of students from Loganville Middle School in Walton County are leading the pack with a portfolio total of $139,241.77. Not bad for 14 days of investing.

The rest of the top five...

2. Lewis Frasier Middle School, Liberty County
3. Youth Middle School, Walton County
4. Chicopee Elementary School, Hall County
5. White County High School, White County

Oct 18, 2010

The Chairman Speaks

On September 30th Chairman Bernanke sat down with teachers all across the country to discuss his job, the economy and the role of the Federal Reserve. In conjunction with the Chairman's Q & A session, the Georgia Council conducted a workshop at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta that focused on the current economic crisis. In addition to hearing the Chairman speak, teachers had an opportunity to take a look at the latest CEE publication that will be out soon.

Oct 16, 2010

Your Weekend Reading

The "give me my kimchi or give me death" edition. A wonderful way to introduce the concept of scarcity and/or shortages perhaps? And hey, why not bring in the globalization side of this story as well while you are at it?

Oct 11, 2010

Inside Job

This is a movie that everyone at the Global HQ is really looking forward to seeing as soon as it makes its way to the ATL.

Oct 9, 2010

Your Weekend Reading

The Minneapolis Fed student essay contest winner edition.
Students were asked to explain why obesity rates are on the rise and what types of policies, if any, could be used to curb this trend.

More on the economics of obesity can be found right here. "Modern society is giving Americans many more incentives to gain weight than to lose it."

Oct 4, 2010

Fed Video Competition

Know any college kids that love econ and like to shoot videos? If so, point them in this direction. It could earn them a cool $1,000 U.S. Savings Bond.

Oct 1, 2010

Hands on Banking

Take a close look at those standards and you will see personal finance in grades K-12. The hard part of finding resources to teach these standards is not always an issue of nothing out there to be found. No, it's just the opposite. It seems that every bank, financial planner and state government out there has their own version of personal finance educational resources for teachers and students. Go ahead and add "Hands on Banking" to this list. With resources for adults, young adults, teens and kids, there really is something for everyone.