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U.S. History Through an Economic Lens

June 10–30, 2013 Spring Branch, San Antonio, Frisco, El Paso

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
  • San Antonio
    July 17-18

    San Antonio Branch
    126 E. Nueva St.
    San Antonio, TX 78204
  • Frisco (Dallas area)
    July 23-24

    CTE Center (Frisco ISD)
    9889 Wade Blvd.
    Frisco, Texas 75035
  • El Paso
    July 29-30

    Region 19 Education Service Center
    6611 Boeing Drive
    El Paso, Texas 79925

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!”