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Teaching Election Hot Topics in Economics – CANCELLED

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Virginia Tech Center for Economic Education

Mar 26, 2020
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Virginia Tech, Corporate Research Center, Crescent Suite 2100
2000 Kraft Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24060
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Grade Level: High School, Middle School
Potential Recertification Credits: 6

This FREE hands-on workshop will provide student-friendly PPT slides highlighting nonpartisan economic content knowledge on hot election topics—immigration, capitalism vs. socialism, minimum wage, health care, trade wars, climate change—representing multiple perspectives on the issues.

Teachers will practice using multidisciplinary economic reasoning tools and rubrics featuring basic economic concepts (e.g., cost-benefit analysis, PACED decision-making model, economic way of thinking principles) to critically inquire, analyze, articulate, then debate hot topics in economics. Student outcomes include civilly communicating evidence-based opinions, developing tolerance for opposing viewpoints, and casting informed votes as democratic citizens and participants in a global economy.

Participants will receive a collection of lesson plans for teaching about elections and a wealth of free online resources for teaching economics (plus personal finance and entrepreneurship). Controversial issues and culturally-relevant instructional practices will be demonstrated.

Breakfast and lunch included.



Instructor: Dr. Cheryl A. Ayers
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Dr. Cheryl A. Ayers
Center for Economic Education
Virginia Tech

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