Extreme Economics / Edition 2

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What Financial future awaits the current generation of children and teenagers in the United States? Our children and teenagers did not cause the financial problems that confront the nation and impacts their families, but they will pay part of the price for these financial problems. What should children and teenagers know about personal finance? How can sound financial principles and money management be taught to these students? Extreme Economics identifies, through current research, what children and teenagers need to know about managing funds. It shows educators how to design instructional activities that enable students to learn about money management in fascinating and meaningful ways. Extreme Economics is not filled with complicated or confusing charts, graphs, and terminology. It is readable and immediately applicable. As education continues to advance, the school curriculum might consist of reading, writing, math, and economics and finance. This book is an important step to ensuring a solid base in this emerging area.

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Editorial Reviews

Holly Holland
In this thoughtful and practical update to Extreme Economics, Keen Babbage offers a crucial message of hope for teachers and families alike: All children can learn how to budget, save, and invest for the future through fun and meaningful activities that can be reinforced at home and school. 'Money management mastery is not magical or mysterious,' Babbage writes. Instilling financial sense in the next generation will depend on the willingness of today's generation to 'make the time' to teach children how to be smart about money.
Times-Tribune, October 20, 2009 - Don McNay
Babbage has the right book at the right time. We are a point in history where mastery of personal finance will be the dividing line between rich and poor in the United States and play a key part in how the United States competes in a global economy.

Based on research, testing and a lot of common sense, Dr. Babbage's book is an outstanding guide for students, teachers and parents. It is filled with wisdom but easy to read. I own a copy and highly recommend that you get one too.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607092872
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 8/28/2009
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 270
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Keen J. Babbage has twenty-five years of experience as a teacher and administrator in middle school, high school, college, and graduate school. He is the author of author of numerous books including 911: The School Administrator's Guide to Crisis Management (1996), Extreme Teaching (2002), Results-Driven Teaching: Teach So Well That Every Student Learns (2006) and What Only Teachers Know About Education (2008).

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to the Second Edition Chapter 2 How to Learn about Money Chapter 3 Student Life Experience as a Powerful Classroom Resource Chapter 4 How Student Life Experience Connects with What Students Need to Learn Chapter 5 How to Fully Apply Student Life Experience to Achieve Mastery Chapter 6 Student Conversations, Hobbies, Daily Lives: More Resources for Any Teacher who Listens and Notices Chapter 7 A Day in the Economic Life of an Elementary School Student Chapter 8 A Day in the Economic Life of a Middle School Student Chapter 9 A Day in the Economic Life of a High School Student Chapter 10 A Visit to a Middle School Extreme Economics Class Chapter 11 Save, Save More, Keep Saving

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