You don’t want to miss this event if you need graduate credit or just want to up your understanding of economic issues! Join our special guest Don Fell, from the Foundation for Teaching Economics, as he brings Understanding Global Economic Issues to Kansas. This is a fantastic opportunity to enhance your understanding just in time for the new school year. This location is very close to Village West Area where you can find the Legends Outlet Mall by the Kansas Speedway so you can stay and do your shopping or check out Cabelas and Nebraska Furniture Mart! Bring your family and make it a short staycay before school starts. Spend the day with us and let your family stay busy in the area.
APPLY by July 5th and submit refundable $25 deposit by July 10th to receive the $50 stipend if accepted. Deposit checks are returned to uncashed at the end of the event so as long as you show up, there is no cost. Great workshop for social studies and business teachers in middle or high school.
July 25th (Wednesday)
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Registration starts at 9:15 with breakfast & lunch provided)
Option for one graduate credit in economics through the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs for $122 cost.
Lake Quivira Country Club – Clubhouse
100 Crescent Blvd.
Lake Quivira, KS 66217
9:30-4:00 (Registration/breakfast at 9:15)
Content: Focus of the program will be on current global economic issues, with a variety of lecture/discussion sessions and case studies / simulations adapted for classroom use.
- Standards of living
- Economic institutions
- Reasons for trade
- Trade barriers
- Exchange rate determination
- Impact of trade – globally, nationally, per state / region
- Trade alliances
Optional: One hour graduate credit in economics from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (approximately $122). Assignment to be given during program seminar.
FULL WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:
Why do people trade – across city lines, state lines, or national borders? Are we better off with or without trade? Will trade hurt or benefit certain groups of people? How do some nations try to distort trade patterns?
These questions and many more are incorporated into the various lecture/discussion sessions and case studies that serve as the basis for the FTE One Day seminar on Understanding Global Economic Issues.
Presented in a non-biased manner, issues that face nations throughout the world will be explored and discussed. Case studies and simulations may be adapted to variety of classes and disciplines.
The primary economics concepts emphasized throughout the sessions will be those related to the role of trade in raising standards of living and how policies can be developed to accomplish this goal.
Sessions will focus on current global trade patterns, trade alliances, impact of changes in exchange rates, and trade-offs that occur as trade patterns change over time.