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Teachers learn lesson about ‘Play-Doh’ economics

Area teachers get a lesson on how to teach basic economics with Play-Doh.

Pittsburg State University hosted a two day workshop today called ”Play-Doh Economics” – 15 lessons that help teachers make the subject more interesting to their students.

“You can’t start to soon and if students are introduced to economics early they begin to think about making – (the) main thing is to make wise decisions from limited resources, that is what economics is,” says professor of education Kenny McDougle.

McDougle says the turn-out they get from teachers each year speaks volumes.

“I think the fact that so many of them come back each summer speaks well for what they are able to learn and take back to their classrooms to be able to teach economics to allow students to make better decisions, to someday grow up to be adults who will be better consumers, and make wiser decisions and to be better citizens.”


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