Summer Schedule – Teacher Programs

Economics for Leaders
Three semester hours of graduate credit available

The Economics for Leaders program is intensive, providing 50 hours of in-depth content and methodology instruction in a lab-school setting. What’s unique are the games and simulations: instructors run the activities with real students so teachers can experience their interactions. Participants see, up close, why FTE-designed lessons are so effective and leave with a better understanding of economics, new classroom strategies, and a renewed enthusiasm for teaching.

  • Lodging, meals, and program materials provided by FTE
  • Optional graduate credits available for $102 per unit
  • $150 stipend available to participants commuting to a program

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ECONOMICS FOR LEADERS

Economic Forces in American History

Chicago skylineTwo semester hours of graduate credit available

Economic Forces in American History is a cross-curricular program designed to help history teachers incorporate an economic way of thinking into their American history courses. The lessons are designed to develop the tools of economic reasoning in the context of specific historical periods and broad historical themes, encouraging students to learn by ‘reliving’ history rather than just reading or hearing about it.

  • Lodging, most meals, and program materials provided by FTE
  • Optional graduate credit available for $102 per unit
  • $150 commuter stipend

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ECONOMIC FORCES IN AMERICAN HISTORY

Environment & the Economy
Two semester hours of graduate credit
During this four-day, residential program, teachers learn how to use economic principles to analyze environmental issues. Outstanding instructors lead intellectually stimulating sessions where lesson plans are demonstrated and discussed. Each program includes a field trip to an environmentally challenging site. Come find out how economic analysis can help clean up the environment.
  • Lodging, meals, and program materials provided by FTE
  • Optional graduate credits available for $102 per unit

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ENVIRONMENT & THE ECONOMY

Economic Issues for Teachers
Two semester hours of graduate credit available

This residential seminar presents four of the FTE “Economic Issues” curriculum units in a concentrated four-day setting. Each of the four units is comprised of 5-7 lessons that include background content outline, student activities and simulations, and source lists. In a pleasant, long weekend break, Issues participants are introduced to the curriculum units through involvement in lessons and simulations from each of the units. (Ample time is provided on the afternoons of the second and third days to explore and enjoy the seminar location.)
Curriculum Units include:
Economic Demise of the Soviet Union
Is Capitalism Good for the Poor?
Issues of International Trade
Economics, Water, and the Environment

  • Lodging, most meals, and program materials provided by FTE
  • Optional graduate credit available for $102 per unit

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ECONOMIC ISSUES FOR TEACHERS

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