Title

Developing Economic Education Resources

Author(s)

Benjamin Epstein

School Name

Governor's School for Science and Math

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Consumer Science

Presentation Type

Mentored

Mentor

Mentor: Dr. Morris; CEO, SC Economics

Oral Presentation Award

2nd Place

Abstract

I worked with SC Economics is a statewide nonprofit organization whose goals are to stimulate and perpetuate economic education. My project focused on the financial literacy aspect of SC Economics’ curriculum. There are several programs that this nonprofit provided which addressed this issue. Gen i Revolution and EverFi are both online resources that I explored. I assessed their effectiveness by comparing their curriculum to the standards set forth in the Financial Literacy Act of 2005. I sent out a survey to teachers and students who have used this product which asked if it met each of the thirteen standards. The majority stated that these online options do not address all requisite aspects. With this information, I created a new, all-inclusive, immersive project modeled after a life simulation initiative.

Location

Owens 102

Start Date

4-16-2016 9:30 AM

COinS
 
Apr 16th, 9:30 AM

Developing Economic Education Resources

Owens 102

I worked with SC Economics is a statewide nonprofit organization whose goals are to stimulate and perpetuate economic education. My project focused on the financial literacy aspect of SC Economics’ curriculum. There are several programs that this nonprofit provided which addressed this issue. Gen i Revolution and EverFi are both online resources that I explored. I assessed their effectiveness by comparing their curriculum to the standards set forth in the Financial Literacy Act of 2005. I sent out a survey to teachers and students who have used this product which asked if it met each of the thirteen standards. The majority stated that these online options do not address all requisite aspects. With this information, I created a new, all-inclusive, immersive project modeled after a life simulation initiative.