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    CREATE

    DEADLINE FOR STUDENT APPLICATIONS EXTENDED TO MARCH 30.  If you are a  high school student looking to accelerate your understanding of economics and want to develop unique leadership skills that set you apart from your peers, you should apply to the Economics for Leaders summer program.

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    EDUCATE

    Educate yourself and your students with our online classes. With lesson plans, constantly-changing hot topics and a multitude of resources, our courses are perfect for any teacher.

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    ELEVATE

    Our Washington D.C. Leadership academy is the perfect program for recent alumni to continue their FTE experience. Elevate the economic reasoning skills you learned at EFL through four days of hands-on activities and projects in our nation’s capital. You’ll learn how to apply your EFL knowledge to government policy and history, and make 25 new friends along the way. Spots are limited, so apply while Washington still has room!

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    DONATE

    A tax deductible contribution to the FTE ensures that we can improve economic education in the classroom and beyond for many years to come.

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2015 One-Day Programs

Some economic issues –  international trade, natural disasters, command economies, the environment – are perennial features in an always-changing world scene. The tools of economic reasoning empower students to make sense of change as they identify and explain the similarities underlying unique events and contexts. FTE one day programs offer news- and issues-based lessons to supplement history, economics, global studies, contemporary problems, geography, and civics curricula. Instructional units are comprised of  5-7 stand alone lessons, teacher background outlines, classroom activity instructions and demonstrations, and (regularly updated) source lists.  Topics include:

  • The Economic Demise of the Soviet Union
  • Issues in International Trade
  • The Economics of Disasters
  • The Economics of Water and the Environment
  • Economic Forces in American History (1-day version)

One-day programs are excellent in-service options. The FTE  will partner with school districts or local economics or social studies organizations to offer FREE workshops. Half-day, evening, and full-day (including Saturday) scheduling is available.