Eco Detectives: Japan Meets U.S. 2013
Wednesday April 24 @ Mesa Community College
How can economic institutions promote sustainable economic development? Come find out in this special workshop where Arizona educators are invited to meet and interact with 12 educators from the Japanese-US Teacher Exchange Program for Education for Sustainable Development. This fun EcoDetectives workshop presented by the MCC Center for Economic Education features active-learning lessons from ACEE, AzGA and SRP.
Arizona EconChallenge ONLINE!
Arizona EconomicsChallenge – An Economics Challenge for Middle and High School students. Learn! Compete! Win Prizes! Teams of 3-4 students compete in a series of challenging tests of their economic understanding and reasoning abilities. The state-wide competition is entirely online! There is NO COST to compete. All teachers with teams that compete are entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card.
Registration: Online - March 1 and March 21: www.econchallenge.org
Testing: Online - March 7th and March 22. Testing window closes at 5pm.
Next in the Dinner and a Movie Series . . .
Animal Farm: Comparing Economic Systems (Tucson)
Throughout history, societies have struggled to answer the three basic economic questions: what to produce, how to produce it, and how what’s produced should be shared. But building a better farm, or a better society, is not as easy as it may seem. Beginning with clips from the movie Animal Farm (and optional reading of the book Animal Farm by George Orwell), teachers will learn how to teach students about the different types of economic systems – command, market, mixed, and traditional. The type of economic system present in any society influences the choices and alternatives available to its citizens. The type of system is what creates the “rules of the game” the people in a society must live by. This workshop is an innovative, unique way to engage students in learning about basic economic principles. Teachers, spouses, guests and community members welcome.
Guests, spouses, and community members are encouraged to join us for first half of the evening, which will include a general discussion about comparing economic systems, and dinner. The second half of the evening will be specifically for teachers, with pedagogy training, custom curriculum, hands-on lessons to use in the classroom, and door prizes. Teachers wishing to receive professional development credits will need to attend the entire event. This program was made possible, in part, through a grant from the Arizona Humanities Council.
Date: April 9, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: Arizona History Museum, Tucson AZ
Registration Fee: $10
We thank the Arizona Historical Society for partnering with us on ACEE's Dinner and a Movie Series. For more information about the Arizona Historical Society or their programs and events especially for teachers, visit www.arizonahistoricalsociety.org.