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Special Common Sense Economics for Life Course Package
The Stavros Center for Economic Education at Florida State University has worked with a team of master teachers to develop a Common Sense: Economics for Life course package. It focuses on what beginning students really need to know: the operation of markets, importance of entrepreneurship, the institutional elements of a prosperous economy, the economics of collective decision-making, and important principles of personal finance. The electronic package includes a flexible course shell, standard learning objectives, videos, exercises, audios, excel spreadsheet activities, homework assignments, and a test bank for quizzes and exams. The course is designed for use in either a regular seated or online class. It has been used successfully in high schools, community colleges, and universities. The "read, watch, listen, and do" approach is used to make learning both easy and fun. The course is aligned with the national standards for economics and personal finance. Put simply, this course is for anyone who wants to learn a lot about economics and practical personal finance quickly. If you would like more information, contact the Stavros Center Director, James Gwartney at jdgwartney@fsu.edu, Tawni Ferrarini at tferrari@nmu.edu or Joseph Calhoun at jcalhoun@fsu.edu.



Webpage of CommonSenseEconomics.com
This website is for educators interested in communicating and sharing sound economic ideas in an innovative manner. It provides:
• Podcasts of classic and fun readings, links to media clips, and other student learning materials
• Cool Stuff (games, activities, access to video clips, cartoons, and other fun stuff)
• Testbanks, powerpoint slides, and other resources for teachers


Stavros Center at Florida State University
The Gus A. Stavros Center of Florida State University was established in 1988 to promote free enterprise and economic education. The Center develops innovative materials and conducts workshops designed to improve the teaching of economics. It seeks to help economic instructors at all levels become great teachers. The Center is affiliated with the Council for Economic Education and the Florida Council for Economic Education. For information on upcoming workshops and events consult the centers webpage by clicking here.