Workshop Description

Understanding Fiscal Responsibility (and Elections!)

Help your students understand the economics of elections and of government taxation and spending.

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Virginia Commonwealth University Center for Economic Education

Jan 18, 2020
9:00 am - 3:45 pm
VCU School of Business, Room B2147
301 W. Main St.
Richmond, VA 23222
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Grade Level: High School, Middle School
Potential Recertification Credits: 6

Middle and High School Teachers! With the 2020 political campaigns in full swing, students need to be able to think critically about national economic issues. This workshop will give you all the up-to-date, inquiry-based lessons that you need. Lessons will focus on elections; government institutions, programs, and economic systems. Includes a special presentation on income inequality from expert Dr. Adam Blandin. Students will become informed citizens as they consider the tradeoffs involved in setting public policy. They will learn to articulate their own views by evaluating primary and secondary sources and engaging in group activities and discussions.

Free parking, breakfast, lunch, and lesson plans for all attendees!

Teachers from Title 1-eligible schools receive a $50 stipend for attending.

This workshop and the accompanying materials are made available to teachers through the generous support of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation and the Council for Economic Education.


Instructor: Stephen H. Day, PhD
Contact Person:
Stephen H. Day, PhD
Center for Economic Education
Virginia Commonwealth University
(804) 828-1628

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