Workshop Description

e-Conference Session: Does Social Security Cost Too Much? Inquiry-based Lessons from EconEdLink

This session demonstrates how students can investigate interesting questions by gathering evidence: “What makes money, money?” “Would increasing the minimum wage reduce poverty?” “Should we tax robots?” Based on lessons in the National Council for the Social Studies’ flagship book, Teaching the C3 Framework, with insights from the authors.

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Virginia Commonwealth University Center for Economic Education

Sep 30, 2020
6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Grade Level: Grade 5, High School, Kindergarten, Middle School
Potential Recertification Credits: 1

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“Inquiry” is a form of teaching that helps students answer pressing social questions by doing structured research activities. This session is based on a new inquiry project by the national Council for Economic Education to help teachers help students use economic thought to come to their own conclusions about today’s issues. Based on new lessons on

Teachers will:

  • Leave with lesson plans about teaching inquiry-based economics that they can use right away.
  • Participate in evidence-based economic inquiry during the session.

To view this presentation and others like it, register for the Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference sponsored by the Council for Economic Education. It’s designed just for teachers, and is guaranteed to provide you with lots of teaching resources.


Optional College Credit Fee: Though this session has no fee from VCEE, there is a registration fee for the conference. To view this session you must register for the CEE conference. Details and registration here:

Instructor: Stephen Day
Contact Person:
Stephen Day
Center for Economic Education
Virginia Commonwealth University
(804) 828-1628

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