Workshop at GMNY Conference Gives Social Studies Teachers Resources to Revitalize Their U.S. History and Economics Courses in 2010

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New York City Teachers Blend History and Economics Concepts Using High-Impact Lessons, Supplemental Resources

Using these lesson plans and teacher strategies as a springboard, teachers will be able to show their students how economic forces shape the world around us, whether they're teaching about the past, the present or the future

For K-12 teachers in need of an "economic" transformation in their classrooms, the Council for Economic Education's Workshop and Exhibit Booth at the 50th Annual Greater Metropolitan New York Social Studies Conference on Saturday, February 6th, provides a wealth of teaching resources for the New Year.

During an 'Understanding Economics in U.S. History' workshop, teachers will discover easy ways to give their history curriculum a dose of economics when they apply economic reasoning to key events in U.S. history. Teachers will explore a mix of lesson plans, worksheets, in-class and online activities to infuse economics concepts into their U.S. history courses.

Teachers will examine historical economic data, participate in a group activity, debate and defend their answers, and leave the workshop with lesson plans and handouts they can use immediately in their classroom.

"Using these lesson plans and teacher strategies as a springboard, teachers will be able to show their students how economic forces shape the world around us, whether they're teaching about the past, the present or the future," says Troy D. White, the Council for Economic Education's Senior Director of Sales and Marketing.

Teachers can also browse the Council for Economic Education's latest lesson plans and resources for teaching K-12 economics and personal finance in the GMNY exhibit hall. In addition, teachers will find more information on teacher training workshops available at the HSBC Center for Economic and Financial Literacy located in New York City, including an Economic Systems Content Standards course offered through the New York City Department of Education P-Credit program.

The Council for Economic Education is also sponsoring the 'History Happy Hour,' featuring guest speaker Professor Edwin G. Burrows, a Distinguished Professor of History from Brooklyn College.

Exhibit Hall Schedule

8:30 am to 11:30 am

Workshops and Networking Events

Understanding Economics in U.S. History
3:15 pm to 4:15 pm
Room H

History Happy Hour
12 noon to 1:00 pm

About the Council for Economic Education

The Council for Economic Education envisions a world in which people are empowered through economic and financial literacy to make informed and responsible choices throughout their lives as consumers, savers, investors, workers, citizens, and participants in our global economy.

The Council for Economic Education offers comprehensive, best-in-class K-12 economic and personal finance education programs, including the basics of entrepreneurship, consisting of teaching resources across the curriculum, professional development for teachers, and nationally-normed assessment instruments. Each year, the Council's programs reach more than 150,000 K-12 teachers and over 15 million students in the United States and in more than 30 other countries. These programs are delivered through a diversified system: directly from the Council, through a network of affiliated state Councils and university-based Centers for Economic Education, and through other partner organizations.

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