Saturday, October 24, 2009

Fifty Nifty Econ Cards

Summary: Vocabulary cards to develop economic literacy.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City provides free the Fifty Nifty Econ Cards for educators.  The cards are meant to develop vocabulary skills for k - 6 grades.  I have found that my AP students benefit from the flashcards too. 

Activities that are included in the cards include: Word of the Week, Fill the "Econ Jar", Econ Pictionary, Econ in the News, and Creative Story Starter. 

Games included are: Econ Bingo, Popcorn Economics, Econ Memory, Hang Mouse, 20 Econ Questions, and Econ Word Wiz.

These cards help English Language Learners master economic concepts in a non-threatening way.  The Fifty Nifty can be used while you are taking attendance or giving make-up work.  For a full resource guide click here.

About the Author: Mike Fladlien is an AP Economics teacher from Muscatine High School in Muscatine, IA. He is an author, and blogs at Mikeroeconomics


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