Teaching Economics While Cultivating Civil Dialogue: Series (Activity-Based): Capitalism vs. Socialism (Grades 6-8, 9-12) – February 28 6:00-7:00 PM (ET) (Virtual)


IMPORTANT NOTE: This workshop is hosted by the Council for Economics Education. Please register via this page  and the Economics Center will send you additional instructions for joining/registering for the Zoom meeting through CEE. Attendees will receive a 1-hour contact credit CEU certificate for participating in this virtual workshop.

Date: February 28 6:00-7:00 PM (ET)Grades: 6-8, 9-12


The second in a series of two webinars, this interactive-based professional development includes breakout rooms, practice opportunities, live polls, and other engaging and active-learning methods on how teachers can successfully teach economic topics using evidence-based opinions and civil dialogue instructional strategies. Research-based controversial issues and culturally responsive instructional strategies for teaching economics will be practiced by participants in small breakout groups using current events articles, cost-benefit analysis, PACED decision-making, and the economic way of thinking six economic principles. Background knowledge, current events articles, student-friendly PPT slides, lessons, handouts, classroom-ready activity sheets, and research studies included.


In this webinar teachers will be able to:

  • Apply research-based economic reasoning skills to critically inquire, analyze, discuss, and debate economic topics to develop evidence-based opinions.
  • Practice controversial issues and culturally responsive teaching best-practices that cultivate civility toward opposing viewpoints while increasing student engagement.

Concepts: Barriers to TradeComparative AdvantageCompetitionConsumersDecision Making/Cost-Benefit AnalysisDemandDivision of Labor/SpecializationEconomic SystemsEmployment and UnemploymentEntrepreneursGDPGovernment FailuresHuman CapitalIncentivesMarket StructuresMarkets and PricesOpportunity CostPrice Ceilings and FloorsProducersProductive ResourcesProductivityProfitProperty RightsScarcitySupplyTechnologyTrade, Exchange and Interdependence

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