Virginia Commonwealth University

Workshop Description

Understanding Trade (High School Economics Hybrid Institute – Module 4)

Planning to teach economics? This session provides an understanding of trade, tips for teaching it, and loads of ready-to-use classroom activities.

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Virginia Commonwealth University Center for Economic Education

May 03, 2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
VCU, Snead Hall
301 W. Main St.
Richmond, Virginia 23284-4000
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Grade Level: High School, Middle School
Potential Recertification Credits: 3, or 7 credits if out-of-class work is completed.

Trade is the “magic” of economics—it is the way that two people with scarce resources can both gain. In a voluntary trade, both traders benefit! But in a complex world, trade creates losers as well as winners. Students who understand the shifting tides of local, national, and international trade are more prepared to take advantage to the great benefits that it can bring. This module also includes some review of supply and demand concepts.

This session is part of a series of in-class and out-of-class work designed to cover all of the economic concepts in the high school Economics and Personal Finance course. This session and its accompanying homework (3 hours in-person, and 4 hours homework) will compose 13% of the total series.

While particularly helpful for those teaching economics and personal finance, any teacher wanting to deepen their economic knowledge will find the institute beneficial.  Participants who successfully complete all six modules (42 hours) and pass a post-test will be recognized as a VCEE Certified Economics Educator: High School.   The final scheduled session:

6/22 and 6/23/2017, 9:00-4:00, Modules 5 & 6 – Macroeconomics, role of government, Federal Reserve System

Parking and a light dinner is provided.


Fee: NO CHARGE


Instructor: Stephen H. Day, Director
Contact Person:
Stephen H. Day, Director
Center for Economic Education
Virginia Commonwealth University
(804) 828-1628
shday@vcu.edu

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