Amelia Middle school students in Mrs. Ford’s sixth and seventh grade Enrichment program are participating in Mini-Society.
The Mini-Society is an experience-based instructional system targeted primarily for teaching entrepreneurship, economics, and citizenship concepts to students.
Instead of being passive listeners, students become active participants and decision-makers in an economic system that is very real to them. They do not merely learn about an economic system – they actually experience one. In doing so, they use many of the higher-level cognitive skills, such as application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation, which enhances a basic instructional approach to teaching and learning.