Shelburne: ‘Striving for authentic learning’ #35in35

Buy Photo Seventh grade students at the econ fair at Shelburne Middle School created a business, obtained a license and lease and created goods to sell. One student created cosmic goods, such as galaxies in a bottle.(Photo: Megan Williams/The News Leader)Buy Photo News Leader education reporter Megan Williams will be visiting all public schools in Staunton, Augusta County and Waynesboro over the course of eight weeks. Follow her progress online at newsleader.com or on Twitter @NL_Learn. STAUNTON — Each year seventh graders at Shelburne Middle School participate in an economics fair. In an effort to make it as authentic as possible, civics teachers require students to go through all the steps a new business owner would go through — from saving money to open the business, to drawing up business plans, to…


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