Stover is NAEE winner

BronzeNAEEbadgeJMU’s Lynne Stover has won an award from the National Association of Economic Educators for her economics lesson on labor leader Cesar Chavez. The lesson, published by LibrarySparks,  is titled “Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez.” The national bronze award was presented to Stover at NAEE’s 2015 national meeting.

 

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Stover lesson on The Giver published

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A lesson by JMU’s Lynne Stover based on the award-winning young adult book The Giver has been published by the Council for Economic Education on the council’s national resource site, econedlink.org. Stover’s lesson, “Jonas Makes a Choice,” guides students through benefits, costs and decision-making using The Giver as a common point of references for students and the teacher. The lesson includes an assessment activity and multiple extensions. (Students will be familiar with The Giver because of its recent release as a full-length movie starring Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep.)

Here’s that link again: The Giver lesson

and here’s a link to all of Stover’s work on econedlink: Stover lessons

The summer institute story

Here’s a video that tells the story of a Summer Institute in Economics at JMU. It was great preparation for the new required high school class in economics and personal finance:

Stock Market Game winners honored

UntitledHere’s the Stock Market Game team from Wilson Elementary in Fishersville, posing at the state awards ceremony in Richmond. These four students won the elementary division of the fall 2013 game. The students were advised by Linda Bowers, librarian at Wilson. The students started with a hypothetical $100,000 and parlayed it into $108,388 in 10 weeks. All regional winners of the Stock Market Game are to be recognized at a reception at James Madison University on May 15. The JMU Center for Economic Education provides training and support for area teachers. Competition is conducted statewide by the Virginia Council on Economic Education.

Stover lesson published in SSRP

eraseA lesson by JMU’s Lynne Stover has been published by the peer-reviewed journal, Social Studies Research and Practice. The lesson, now available online, helps students understand the content of Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad. In this Civil War-era story, a farm girl in the South discovers a runaway slave and faces important choices about what to do next. This lesson is one in a series by the journal based on Notable Trade Books designated by the National Council for the Social Studies.

Stover lesson published

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JMU’s Lynne Stover has authored a lesson on Booker T. Washington, who was born a slave in Virginia but rose to a distinguished career in higher education. The lesson, recently published on the Council for Economic Education’s national website econedlink, draws out economic content in the picture book Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington by Jabari Asim. Stover’s lesson includes content, activities, and links to additional resource materials. Here again is a link to the lesson:

http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.php?lid=1154&type=educator

and here is a link to all of Stover’s currently available lessons on econedlink.org:

http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/economic-lesson-search.php?aid=281

Stover: Personal finance can be fun

pigIn two new articles published at Scholar’s Choice, JMU’s Lynne Stover says that teaching financial concepts can be fun — and doesn’t have to be done in an exclusive class taught at a specific time.  “Actually, integrating concepts that deal with decision-making and money matters into the curriculum is not only easy, it allows student to make connections between the content being taught and ‘real world’ understandings,” Stover writes.

Her suggestions include classroom barter discussions, writing activities about money, and job-related activities. Here are the two posts: