What: Hear from two trainers from Texas Tech University on how to bring economics and personal finance lesson plans into your classroom. Head back to your classroom better equipped with activities and lesson plans aligned to Hawaii Content and Performance Standards III.
When: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 5:30 - 8:30pm
Where: Baldwin High School, 1650 W Kaahumanu Ave., Wailuku, HI 96793
Seating is limited so sign up now: REGISTER HERE
The topics at this teacher training workshop include:
Are Sweatshops Good or Bad? (Opportunity Cost):
What is the real cost of our cheap clothes?
What can we do to improve the lives of the workers around the world?
Why is it that no matter what we campaign for, there will always be another very poor country opening up to the textile/garment industry?
Why don’t we have these shops in the US?
We look at these questions to examine the role of opportunity cost in our everyday decisions and how our choices influence the livelihoods of people on the other side of the world.
Why are some countries richer than others?
Students and teachers take a deep look at what the history of economies has been, and how industrialization, entrepreneurship, free markets and strong institutions have made the biggest difference in the prosperity and well-being of populations.
We will have a drawing where three lucky participants will receive the Virtual Economics 4.5 flash drive that includes a database of over 1,500 lessons from 81 resources, 50 videos and a glossary of over 500 terms used in economics and personal finance.