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U.S. History Through an Economic Lens

Spring Branch (Houston area): June 10–11
San Antonio: July 17–18
Frisco (Dallas area): July 23–24
El Paso, July 29–30

This two-day workshop examines economic concepts integral to the 8th and 11th grade U.S. history courses.

Economics is more than a strand in the U.S. history course. It is integral to a complete understanding of the decisions that have shaped the United States. Examine the role of trade in the U.S. from mercantilism and tariffs to global trade and multinational corporations. Explore the concepts of money and banking, including the origins of the American monetary system and the debate on the role of a national bank in America.

This interactive workshop will give ample time to explore the economic concepts, share best practices with other participants, experience lesson demonstrations and relate the content to the TEKS for both U.S. history courses.

Fast Facts

  • Time:
    8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
     
  • Registration:
    $25; includes continental breakfast and lunch each day, as well as conference materials
     
  • Credit:
    12 hours of professional development credit and talented and gifted certification.
     
  • Note:
    Open to all interested educators.
     
  • Spring Branch (Houston area)
    June 10-11

    West Transition Center (Spring Branch ISD)
    2100 Shadowdale
    Houston, TX 77043
    Register Online
     

Agenda

Day 1

8 a.m.

Registration and continental breakfast

8:30 a.m.

Modeling an Interactive Classroom Strategy

8:45 a.m.

Going Deeper: What Do the TEKS Require?

9:30 a.m.

Why Trade?

11 a.m.

Shifting Winds: Mercantilism to WTO protests

Noon.

Lunch

12:45 p.m.

Immigration

2 p.m.

Looking through an Economic Lens: Using the Conference Content in Your Classroom

3:30 p.m.

Adjourn


Day 2

8 a.m.

Continental breakfast

8:30 a.m.

Modeling an Interactive Classroom Strategy

8:45 a.m.

Going Deeper: What Do the TEKS Require?

9:30 a.m.

Banking in America: Colonial to Civil War

11 a.m.

Money and the Gold Standard

Noon.

Lunch

12:45 p.m.

Banking in America: Civil War to the Present

2 p.m.

Looking through an Economic Lens: Using the Conference Content in Your Classroom

3:30 p.m.

Adjourn


Praise from Past Participants

  • “Overall one of the best workshops!!”
  • “The quality of materials and presentations was excellent!”
For More Information

Contact: Sharon Wallace
Phone: 214-922-5276

 

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