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Middle School Civics & Economics Institute

Want to help your C & E students understand the economics related SOL in a manner that is relevant to them? This institute is for you.

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George Mason University Center for Economic Education

Feb 08, 2017 - Mar 29, 2017
Wednesdays, 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Willow Oaks Administrative Center
8270 Willow oaks Corporate Drive
Fairfax, VA 22031
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Grade Level: Middle School

Students need a balanced understanding of the foundations of government and the limited but crucial role government plays in supporting our economic system. Moreover, economics at its heart is about decision making: making choices about the best use of our limited resources. As students head into high school and post-secondary education, their ability to make good decisions about saving and spending, and staying in school to develop the skills and knowledge that will make them productive citizens is invaluable.

This series will assist CE teachers with all the economic content in Virginia’s Standards of Learning and provides creative lessons and resources. Modules include: Economics is About Making Choices; Why Do We Need an Economic System?; How Our Economy Flows; Markets and Prices; How Does Government Relate to the Economy?; What is Globalization and How Does It Affect Me?; Banks and the Federal Reserve System; and How the Economy Affects You Financially.

Participants completing the 24 instructional hours in class and six additional hours of assignments outside of class will be eligible for 30 hours of recertification credits and recognition as a VCEE Certified Economics Educator: Civics & Economics.

Participants receive a number of resources for use in the classroom including a Virtual Economics flash drive with over 1,400 activity-based lessons searchable by grade and topic, 51 key economic concepts, and a glossary with over 500 terms. ($160 value)

Class will meet every Wednesday for three hours for eight weeks.


Fee: NO CHARGE


Instructor: Rachel Powell, Program Coordinator
Contact Person:
Rachel Powell, Program Coordinator
Center for Economic Education
George Mason University
703.314.0226
rpowell2@gmu.edu

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