Award-Winning Lessons: Secondary

3M Innovative Economic Educator and Thrivent Financial Personal Finance Educator award-winning lessons for middle and high school students.

These award-winning lessons have been posted as submitted. They have not been altered or edited by MCEE.

2017

Thrivent Financial Personal Finance Educator Award Winner: Eric Hjelden, Willmar High School
How to Get Interest to Work for You, Not Against You

2015

3M Innovative Economic Educator Award Winner: Joel Coleman, Ubah Medical Academy
Labor Negotiation Simulation: Management vs. Union

2nd Place: Michelle Naylor, Orono High School
Classical Era Silk Road Exchange: Why do People Trade?

Thrivent Financial Personal Finance Educator Award Winner: Beth Stone, Braham Area High School
Choosing a Home

2nd Place: Katie Hedlund, Roseau High School
My First Apartment with Roommate

2014

3M Innovative Economic Educator Award Winner: Taitana Stoll, Stadium View School
Jordan's Dilemma: Applying a Decision Making Model to Critical and/or Life-Changing Decisions (6th - 12th Grade)

2nd Place: Kyle Bergem, Pine River-Backus High School
Calculating the Unemployment Rate (11th - 12th Grade)

Thrivent Financial Personal Finance Educator Award Winner: Cari Ann Squier, Hutchinson High School
Purchasing a Used Car (10th - 12th Grade)

2nd Place: Jennifer Reinhardt, Prior Lake High School
Minimum Wage and Budgeting (9th - 12th Grade)

2013

3M Innovative Economic Educator Award Winner: Stephanie Kramer, Menahga High School
Economic Decision Making and Shopping with the 1902 Sears Roebuck & Co. Catalog (7th Grade)

2nd Place: T.J. Paal, Totino-Grace High School
Promise of Equal Opportunity (9th Grade)

Thrivent Financial Personal Finance Educator Award Winner: Jamie Sandberg, Runestone Regional Learning Center
Taking Risks: An Investment Game Set in the Netherlands During the Golden Age (9th - 12th Grade)

2012

3M Innovative Economic Educator Award Winner: Carol Gutt, Anoka-Hennepin School District
Using Children's Literature to Teach Economics & Personal Finance: Follow an Ice Cream Cone Around the World (Middle School)

Thrivent Finanical Personal Finance Educator Award Winner: Sue Grant, Stewartville High School
Kids Teaching Kids About Personal Finance (11th Grade)

2nd Place: Patty Ormson, Hopkins High School
R U 4 Real? That Costs What??? (Middle School)

2011

3M Innovative Economic Educator Award Winner: Martha Rush, Mounds View High School
Buy and Hold? The Risks and Benefits of Stock Ownership (9th Grade)

2nd Place: Adam Rushmeyer & Richard Spitzner, Melrose and St. James High Schools
Dairy Markets (High School)

Thrivent Financial Personal Finance Educator Award Winner: Susan Karvonen & Paulette Roorda, Rush City and Farmington
Taxes: Who Pays Them and How are They Used? (6th - 8th Grade)

2nd Place: Julie Mundahl, Buffalo High School
My Life at 25 (10th - 12th Grade)
 

2010

3M Innovative Economic Educator Award Winner: Susan Grant, Stewartville Senior High

2nd Place: Jenevieve Rannow, Washburn Senior High School

Thrivent Financial Personal Finance Educator Award Winner: Sara Hoadley, Northwest Passage High School

2nd Place: Richard Rosivach, Irondale Senior High School

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