Workshop Description

Teaching Economics While Cultivating Civil Dialogue – Series Part 1 (Lecture-Based): Capitalism vs. Socialism

Understand how economic reasoning skills are used to critically inquire, analyze, and discuss economic topics while cultivating civility toward opposing viewpoints.

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Virginia Tech Center for Economic Education

Feb 07, 2024
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Grade Level: High School, Middle School, Post-high School
Potential Recertification Credits: 1


SPRING 2024 TOPIC: Capitalism vs. Socialism

The first in a series of two webinars, this lecture-based professional development reviews essential concepts, theories, best practices, activities, and lessons on how teachers can successfully teach economic topics using evidence-based opinions and civil dialogue instructional strategies.  Research-based controversial issues and culturally responsive instructional strategies for teaching economics will be modeled by the presenters using current events articles, cost-benefit analysis, PACED decision-making, and the economic way of thinking six economic principles.  Background knowledge, current events articles, student-friendly PPT slides, lessons, handouts, classroom-ready activity sheets, and research studies included.


Additional Information:

Email with the Zoom link to join the national webinar will be sent to registered teachers.

Instructor: Dan Mortensen (VCEE CEO & President) and Dr. Cheryl Ayers
Contact Person:
Dr. Cheryl Ayers
Center for Economic Education
Virginia Tech

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