Workshop Description

Economic Choices & Economic Systems (Civics & Economics Modules 1 & 2)

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

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University of Lynchburg Center for Economic Education

Apr 06, 2017
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Lynchburg College – Drysdale West Room
1501 Lakeside Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24501
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Grade Level: Middle School
Potential Recertification Credits: 8 (including 2 hours of work outside of class)

This session focuses on engaging students in decision making to increase their understanding of the United States economy. The development of effective decision making is important in order for students to become better-informed citizens. Understanding the characteristics of the United States economy, which include limited government, private property, profit motive, markets, consumer sovereignty and competition, will help students evaluate economic decisions made in the marketplace.

This session will satisfy the requirements for Modules 1 & 2 of the Middle School Civics and Economics Institute which assists 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 Modules 1-8 (24 instructional hours in class and six additional hours of assignments outside of class) and passing a test will earn recognition as a VCEE Certified Economics Educator: Civics & Economics.  Modules 3 – 8 are scheduled on the following dates:

Module 3 & 4:  Thursday, June 15, 2017
Module 5 & 6:  Friday, September 1, 2017
Module 7:  Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Module 8:  Thursday, November 9, 2017

Lunch and refreshments provided.


Instructor: Rebecca Booth, Director
Contact Person:
Rebecca Booth, Director
Center for Economic Education
University of Lynchburg

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