The Georgia Council on Economic Education offers workshops that provide teachers economics and personal finance content and creative ways to teach it. There are no registration fees for nearly all GCEE workshops. Lesson materials and lunch are included, and substitute reimbursement is offered!
The Stock Market Game is an exciting simulation that gives students in grades 4-12 the opportunity to invest a virtual $100,000 for 10 weeks in real stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. At the end of the 10 weeks, teams with the highest total equity are eligible for a variety of prizes and awards.
The Economics Challenge, normally held in March, is an academic competition for High School students. Over four rounds, students answer challenging questions where they demonstrate critical thinking in microeconomics, macroeconomics, international trade, and current events. Winning teams are eligible to move up regional and even national competitions.
The Econ Games is a competitive event for fourth and fifth grade students. Over three rounds, the teams apply their knowledge of economics and personal finance by creating and participating in an assembly line, taking a critical thinking test, and developing and presenting an idea for a product that solves a real-world problem. The event is largely invitation-only at the moment. If you are interested in bringing a team, please contact Angie Battle.
The Personal Finance Challenge has teams of high school students analyze a case study of a family’s finances in order to make recommendations for how to improve or maintain the family’s financial well-being. Students are given the case-study the day of the competition and have 90 minutes to analyze the study and prepare their presentation, which they present to financial industry experts.