Elementary Workshops

 

 

 

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Economics & Art: Making the Connections

Description: Come explore the intersection of economics and the visual arts at the MS Museum of Art.  K-12 educators will learn how to deeply  engage students in learning economic concepts through the exploration of visual arts.  Teachers will learn to identify economic concepts depicted in MMA’s permanent collection.  Works of art can be viewed as primary source documents showing the historic impact of economics.  The professional development will include discussions by experts in economics and art, interactive gallery discussions, and small working groups.  Learn about school accessibility to MMA including school tours.  The workshop is presented in collaboration with the MS Council on Economic Education and the MMA.

For: All Teachers (grades K-12)

When: June 16, 2017

Where: Mississippi Museum of Art; Jackson, MS

Fee: No registration fee, materials included. Lunch provided.

Requirements: Must bring a laptop computer or tablet with capability to hookup to wi-fi.

What’s in it for me?: Free curriculum and 0.7 CEUs.

Contact: 601-974-1325 or mscee@millsaps.edu

 

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This project is supported in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and in part, from the national Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

 

 

 

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Economics of the Modern Civil Rights Movement in MS

Description: This one day workshop will focus on the struggle against the economic, social, and political power structure of the Jim Crow system. Beginning with a historical look at Reconstruction and the aftermath of Redemption with the adoption of the 1890 Mississippi Constitution, the symposium will move quickly into the modern era of the civil rights movement and take visitors to important sites of protest and organizing from the state NAACP headquarters and the COFO Center to Medgar Evers’ House and beyond. The symposium will also look at how the movement is remembered today in museums around Jackson including the Margaret Walker Center, the Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center, and the Two Mississippi Museums.

For: All Teachers (grades K-12)

When: June 28, 2017

Where: Jackson State University; Jackson, MS

Fee: No registration fee, materials included. Lunch provided.

What’s in it for me?: Free curriculum and 0.7 CEUs.

Contact: 601-974-1325 or mscee@millsaps.edu

 

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Stock Market Game

Description: The Mississippi Stock Market Game (SMG) is a simulation of a real market, designed to involve students in the world of finance and investing as a means of helping them learn about how a market economy works. Student teams of 3 to 5 students invest a hypothetical $100,000 in stocks and compete for the best portfolio performance. There are two separate ten-week programs each year; one in the Fall and one in the Spring.

The program is available to all public and private students throughout the state of Mississippi in grades 4 through 12. The program is adaptable for many different classes, including social studies, mathematics, economics, business, technology, gifted, MOD, Special Education, and club activities. Students learn to develop team strategies, make decisions, and become informed about investment and economic terms. They also learn to see the connection between world events and their investments.

For: 4-12 grade teachers

When: June 29, 2017

Where: Millsaps College; Jackson, MS

Fee: No registration fee, materials included

Requirements: Must bring a laptop computer or tablet with capability to hookup to wi-fi.

What’s in it for me?: Free curriculum and 0.7 CEUs.

Contact: 601-974-1325 or mscee@millsaps.edu

 

 

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