Virginia Tech Center for Economic Education
Nov 30, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Roanoke Higher Education Center (Room 715)
108 N Jefferson Street
Roanoke, VA 24016
Grade Level: High School, Middle School
Potential Recertification Credits: 6
Trade issues occasionally dominate and are a continuing theme of the international scene: the global market, sweatshops, child labor, trade deficits, the euro, sanctions, tariffs, embargoes, and the EU, NAFTA, WTO – the seemingly endless alphabet of interest groups, treaties, organizations, and trade agreements. As a classroom topic, international trade has the great advantage of providing ready-made material for teachers wanting to engage student interest in current events. On the other hand, the complexity of the issues surrounding trade is daunting. While economic reasoning doesn’t guarantee resolution of the issues, it is a powerful tool of critical thinking that brings clarity to the discussion of current events. The ability to determine comparative advantage through opportunity cost, the ability to identify incentives and predict resulting behavior, and the ability to use supply and demand analysis of particular labor and resource markets, help students to set aside the emotion of international trade issues and cut through the rhetoric of media reports.
This workshop will offer classroom examples and activities that help students build a foundation for their opinions on the news of the day. Teachers will also receive classroom-ready lessons that include teacher background, hands-on instructional practices, and live links to trade data sources. Breakfast and lunch included.
Program co-sponsored and taught by the Foundation for Teaching Economics.
Fee: NO CHARGE, however $25.00 refundable fee requiredRegistration is not complete until a check payable to VCEE for a $25.00 refundable deposit is received. The deposit will be returned uncashed after you complete the workshop. Mail the check to:
Center for Economic Education
AAEC Dept. - 0401
218 Hutcheson Hall
250 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Instructor: Don Fell,Ph.D., Foundation for Teching Economics; Cheryl A. Ayers, Ph.D., Associate Director
Cheryl A. Ayers, Ph.D., Associate Director
Center for Economic Education
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