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Upper Peninsula Economics Challenge


The Economics Challenge is an opportunity for teams of high school students to demonstrate their knowledge on a wide array of economic topics and subjects and participate with others in an exciting and fun competition. Choose between two divisions, depending on the level of the Economics classes taken. The initial competition is online, with qualifying teams meeting face to face in March. The U.P. champion qualifies directly for the Michigan state finals, with other teams qualifying dependent on score.  NMU encourages teachers to register one or more teams to participate. Registration is already open, and competition begins on February 12. For more information, click here.

Websites for Economics Educators

Michigan Council on Economic Education

Center for Economic Education




Hands on Banking

Center Partnerships
School House Encourage your school district to become a member of the Developmental Economic Education Partners (DEEP) network.  DEEP members are school districts that make a commitment to integrating economics and entrepreneurship in their curriculum. DEEP Partners
Teacher at blackboard

 Teachers and administrators can play a key role in advancing economics and entrepreneurship learning into the curriculum of schools across the Upper Peninsula by serving as an educator associate who trains and works with other teachers.  EA Partners

open book The NMU-CEEE facilitated the publication of No Social Studies Left Behind. The book was written by Iris Katers, a teacher at Marquette’s Graveraet Intermediate School, and printed at NMU. Two Northern students, Kim Wheeler and ReAnna Ruzzicone, assisted with writing and editing the book.

Your Wealth Series: Steven Horwitz 


As part of the "Your Wealth" lecture series, Professor Steven Horowitz will speak at 5 p.m. Thursday,March 26th in the Jamrich Auditorium. Professor Horwitz will provide a history of the family as a social institution, and argue that capitalism/classical liberalism and the wealth that it created were fundamental in transforming the family from an economic institution that was not good for women and kids to the predominantly emotion/affection-based institution we have today. For more information on Professor Horwitz and his visit, click here.

Coming Soon: Poster Challenge

The Michigan Council on Economic Education, Northern Michigan University Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship and Economic Student Association Presents

“A Picture is Worth A 1,000 Words”

The First U.P. Annual Economics Poster Contest for Students Grades 1 through 8

 “A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words” poster contest was developed to make learning about economics fun. Students design posters to illustrate one of the six core economic concepts. Six winners from the Upper Peninsula will be selected.

Common Sense Economics

book-178x300_tlarge.jpgCommon Sense Economics is a book, which was written to help people learn how the economy works. It covers subjects such as generating wealth and how to make sound economic choices. There are many workshops relating to the book being offered and to sign up for these upcoming workshops go to  www.commonsenseconomics.com. These workshops include a presentation of and provide training for this exciting new course developed by the Florida State University Stavros Center and NMU CEEE. The information given by this book is suitable for use at both the college and high school levels, this flexible multi-media course package targets students who may take only one course in economics.

Center Receives an Award

Albert_Beekhuis_Award._2012_tsmall.PNGThe NMU-CEEE won the prestigious Albert Beekhuis 
Award at the National Council for Economic Education Conference in 2012!