Past teacher participants enthusiastically support The Environment
and the Economy:
In the five years the program has been offered, a majority of the participants have been high school economics, social studies, history and government teachers. A limited number of participants have been middle grades social studies teachers and directors of university centers for economic education.
The program is designed to integrate classroom discussion involving market solutions to environmental issues. While participants return to their classrooms with the knowledge to accomplish this goal, several have received local and statewide grant funding so they can provide such training to teachers in their own area. Specifically, in the last five years, participants from Kansas, Pennsylvania, Alabama, Kentucky, Alaska and other states have used the FTE’s Environmental program model as the basis for their local and statewide training programs.
This was an excellent program, with useful tools and information that
you can bring back to students and colleagues!
Karen Billingsly, High school teacher, Florida
I learned activities, concepts, and ideas that can be applied and taught
in my class.
Michael Carey, High school teacher, Arkansas
This program is a fabulous way to teach and learn about environmental
issues and economic concepts. Economics provides a realistic way to think
and to solve problems.
Cassandra Minor, High school teacher, Kentucky