Chocolate Economics 2017

Chocolate Economics Curriculum

This “tasty” curriculum uses a chocolate theme to teach elementary school lessons that directly correlate with the national content standards in economics. The creative activities are stimulating for young students and allow for active learning. Activities have clear, thorough instructions, and all required game pieces, flash cards, worksheets, and activity cards are included for duplication.  Children’s literature is incorporated.

The EKU Center for Economic Education in cooperation with Ruth Hunt Candy Co. is offering a workshop on “Chocolate Economics” on Tuesday, June 20 at two alternative times:  

Session 1:   9:00 AM – 12:00 PM or

Session 2:  12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

at the Ruth Hunt Candy Company in Mt. Sterling, KY.  The workshop will be presented by Cindy West, Elementary Education Consultant for the EKU Center.  A tour of the chocolate factory will be included for each session.

There is a $15 registration fee to attend this workshop, and this must be paid in advance.  To register, select one of the following options:

  • Go to this online link and select the Chocolate Economics option for the Session you plan to attend.  Complete the online registration and pay online by June 10th.  Use this option if paying by purchase order and put in the promo code Purchase Order where instructed. (
  • Send a check for $15 made payable to Eastern Kentucky University to the address below to arrive by June 12th (or until the workshop is filled – whichever comes first).  Please include your name, school name, grades taught, email address, and which session you would like to attend with the check.

Your name will be added to the registration list when your check is received.  Cancellations received (via email to by Friday, June 9th will receive a full refund.  You must have a confirmation email from the EKU Center for Economic Education in order to attend.  The workshop is intended for in-service teachers, and there are also a limited number of slots available for pre-service teachers.

Everyone who attends for an entire session will receive PD certificates and copies of the latest version of the curriculum and Curious George and the Chocolate Factory, together valued at $30.  A boxed lunch will also be provided.  To register by mail, send the requested information along with your $15 check (made out to Eastern Kentucky University) to the following:

Cynthia Harter, EKU Center for Economic Education, 521 Lancaster Ave., 106 Beckham Hall, Richmond, KY  40475