Workshop Description

CANCELLED – World History Institute: Choices at Work in History

Economics has moved world history in surprising ways: it has been central in the spread of culture, ideas, money, and even diseases. This institute will prepare teachers with fun and engaging inquiry-based lesson plans, and help boost SOL scores.

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Virginia Commonwealth University Center for Economic Education

Jul 14, 2020 - Jul 16, 2020
8:45 am - 3:45 pm
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Grade Level: Grade 5, High School, Middle School
Potential Recertification Credits: 20

Economics is the study of how people make choices, and history is the result of choices. This institute prepares world history teachers through the unique lens of the choices that people, great and small, made throughout history. In this way it helps students reflect on the way that their own choices shape their lives and the histories around them.

This institute features veteran world history teachers who are fully prepared to assist colleagues in boosting their SOL scores, while making use of active lesson plans that are fun and accessible. Participants will be prepared to teach the effects of trade across regions, the effects of economic interest groups, the incentives of emperors, and the role of uncertainty throughout history. Participants receive a copy of Focus: Middle School World History, a lesson plan book filled with 29 active-learning and inquiry-based lessons. Lesson titles include: “The Silk Road,” “Economic Systems of the Incas and Aztecs,” “Mansa Musa, Inflation Then and Now,” “Wages and the Black Death,” and “The Paper Money of the Sung, Yuan, and Ming Dynasties.”

Free parking, breakfast, lunch, and teaching materials all included.

Fee: NO CHARGE, however $0.00 refundable fee required

Registration is not complete until a check payable to VCEE for a $0.00 refundable deposit is received. The deposit will be returned uncashed after you complete the workshop. Mail the check to:

Center for Economic Education
Virginia Commonwealth University
Snead Hall
301 West Main Street/Box 844000
Richmond, VA 23284-4000

Instructor: Dr. Stephen Day, with guest presenters and expert speaker
Contact Person:
Stephen Day
Center for Economic Education
Virginia Commonwealth University
(804) 828-1628

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