Workshop Description

VCSS Conference: Teaching Economics Using Primary Sources

Teachers of all grades can teach economics using primary sources! But students need to learn how to use primary sources if they are to do it effectively. In this session we show the different and interesting types of sources that economists use. (We promise: it’s not all just graphs!)

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Virginia Commonwealth University Center for Economic Education

Mar 24, 2023 - Mar 25, 2023
Date and time TBD, but will be either March 24 or 25,

Registration Deadline: March 23, 2023
Virginia Museum of History and Culture
428 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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Grade Level: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, High School, Kindergarten, Middle School, Pre-K
Potential Recertification Credits: 1 One credit available for this session. More available for the entire conference.

This session will be at the Virginia Council for the Social Studies conference in Richmond, on March 24 or 25. When we have an exact date and time for this one-hour hands-on session, we will update this post.

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People need to learn how to use primary sources if they are to do it effectively. Do students get the opportunity to investigate economics using primary sources in our social studies classes? In this session we show the different and interesting types of sources that economists use. (We promise: it’s not all just graphs!) Using primary sources with economic reasoning is a way for students to better understand cause and effect throughout time, and this session will show teachers how to show students how to do it. We also provide a list of free, classroom-tested lesson plans so that teachers can get started right away.

Students of all ages can learn how to use primary sources! In this session we show the unique way that economics makes use of primary sources; lead participants in an activity that demonstrates how students can analyze data they collect themselves; and provide a list of primary source-based economics lessons from EconEdLink, NCSS, and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.


Fee: NO CHARGE


Instructor: Stephen Day
Contact Person:
Stephen Day
Center for Economic Education
Virginia Commonwealth University
(804) 828-1628
shday@vcu.edu

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