Workshop Description

In-Person Civics & Economics Institute

Do students know about their place in our political system? Do they know how the economy and the government relate? Do they know how economics appears in the U.S. Constitution? This institute will help you teach them!

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University of Mary Washington Center for Economic Education

Jul 18, 2023 - Jul 20, 2023
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
University of Mary Washington, Cedric Rucker Building
1701 College Ave.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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Grade Level: High School, Middle School
Potential Recertification Credits: 24

Students need a balanced understanding of the foundations of government and the limited but crucial role government plays in supporting our economic system. Moreover, economics at its heart is about decision making: making choices about the best use of our limited resources. Students need to learn good decision-making skills. As they head into high school and post-secondary education, their decisions about saving and spending, and about staying in school to develop the skills and knowledge that will make them productive citizens, become critical.

This institute assists teachers with all the economic content in Virginia’s Standards of Learning for Civics and Economics, 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.

Educators who successfully master the institute concepts will be eligible for 24 hours of recertification credits and recognition as a VCEE Certified Economics Educator: Civics & Economics.

Participants receive a number of digital resources for use in the classroom, including a Virtual Economics flash drive with over 1,400 activity-based lessons searchable by grade and topic, 51 key economic concepts, and a glossary with over 500 terms. (over $160 value).  Lunch and refreshments provided.

Big thanks to the following program sponsors whose support allows VCEE to offer professional development, instructional resources and support at no cost to you or your school division: Accenture, Appalachian Power, Bank of America, State Farm, Truist Foundation, Virginia Bankers Association Education Foundation, Virginia Credit Union, Virginia Lottery, Virginia Society of CPAs, and Wells Fargo.


Instructor: Stephen Day and Patrick DeRosa
Contact Person:
Stephen Day, on behalf of
Center for Economic Education
University of Mary Washington

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