• 2015WaltonAward


    Prof. Terry Anderson

    Property and Environment Research Center (PERC.org) & Hoover Institution, Stanford University

    2015 Gary Walton Award for Leadership in Economic Education

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  • LionTitle


    NEW Hot Topic:

    Target:  Big Game Hunting

    We can learn a great deal about institutions and incentives from the recent death of Cecil the lion and the ongoing controversy over wildlife hunting and conservation policies in African nations.

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  • WinterOnline


    Winter 2016 Online Course Registration OPEN

    • Economics Online for Teachers -2 (EOFT2)
    • Teacher Economics – Federal Reserve (TE-FR)

    January 12 – March 15, 2016  (graduate credit available)   
    Reg. deadline:  Jan 7 or when course fills

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    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.