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Econ Day Camp: Economic Episodes in American History

Econ Day Camp is BACK! This day-long workshop will delve into topics from U.S. history using the economic lens. We will have content experts from JMU’s History Department who will share their knowledge on a number of our topics. Light breakfast, snacks and lunch PROVIDED!

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James Madison University Center for Economic Education

Nov 09, 2021
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Registration Deadline: November 3, 2021
220 University Boulevard
220 University Boulevard
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
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Grade Level: High School, Middle School
Potential Recertification Credits: 6

Econ Day Camp is BACK!

This day-long in-person workshop will contain sessions you can use to integrate economic background into your U.S. History, Civics and Econ, and U.S. Government curriculum. We will be joined by JMU history professors and content experts Dr. Hyser and Dr. Reich who will offer their invaluable experience on several of our topics.

Topics will include: 

  • Westward expansion and the lure of “free” land.
  • How money panics helped create the Fed.
  • Bezos and Musk or Morgan and Rockefeller? What the Gilded Age can teach us about today.
  • The history of women in the workforce.
  • The New Deal and the origins of redlining.
  • What the 70s can teach us about today.

A light breakfast, snacks and full lunch provided by the JMU Center for Economic Education! 


Additional Information:

See this link for information on JMU's mask and PPE policy for in-person events during COVID:

Instructor: John B. Kruggel, Associate Director
Contact Person:
John B. Kruggel, Associate Director
Center for Economic Education
James Madison University

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