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Economics and the Arts

Supporting Center: Virginia Commonwealth University
Apr 09, 2019, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Come explore how art explains economics, and economics explains art!

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Video Game Economics

Supporting Center: James Madison University
Apr 09, 2019, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Turn student games into your tools with this session on using video games to teach economics.  Learn about the costs of developing a successful video game.  How to use Minecraft to teach about productive resources.  How Fortnite can teach about opportunity cost.  Using Pokemon Go to teach about scarcity and other concepts that can be illustrated through the gaming industry.

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Play-dough Economics

Supporting Center: University of Lynchburg
Apr 09, 2019, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Teach your students economic concepts using modeling clay and fun hands-on activities.

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Puppet Economics

Supporting Center: James Madison University
Apr 17, 2019, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Bring economics alive through puppets in your classroom!

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Life After High School: Navigating Education, Career, and Debt

Supporting Center: George Mason University
Apr 24, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Young peoples’ small choices may have big effects. Give your students the knowledge, resources and a solid decision-making framework to make prudent choices about education, training, and career and how to manage any associated costs.

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Economics of Modern World History

Supporting Center: James Madison University
May 02, 2019, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Economics has played a pivotal role in modern world history.  In this workshop teachers will discuss: the impact of the Columbian Exchange on trade and interdependence; the rise and fall of communism; and the impact of the Industrial Revolution and more.  Economics helps to explain “why” events occurred. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable resources for integrating economics into your world history classes!

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