Title

The Use of Current Events in the Secondary Economics Classroom: A Social Science Curriculum to Increase Engagement, Relevance & Achievement

Date

5-26-2016 5:00 PM

End Time

26-5-2016 6:00 PM

Location

ED 217

Department

Teacher Education

Session Chair

Alicia Wenzel

Session Chair

Melanie Landon-Hayes

Session Title

Teacher Education Presentations

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Alicia Wenzel

Abstract

The goal of this project is to integrate news and real-world events into economics classwork to capitalize on students’ everyday involvement in technology and media with Problem Based Learning strategies. Integrating news and economics this curriculum will help students learn economic concepts in a way that is already familiar, and reflects how applicable the concepts are as well as how they are relevant to their lives outside of school. The combination of these two content areas into a single course with PBL will enhance rigor and relevance in an interesting, engaging manner.

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The Use of Current Events in the Secondary Economics Classroom: A Social Science Curriculum to Increase Engagement, Relevance & Achievement

ED 217

The goal of this project is to integrate news and real-world events into economics classwork to capitalize on students’ everyday involvement in technology and media with Problem Based Learning strategies. Integrating news and economics this curriculum will help students learn economic concepts in a way that is already familiar, and reflects how applicable the concepts are as well as how they are relevant to their lives outside of school. The combination of these two content areas into a single course with PBL will enhance rigor and relevance in an interesting, engaging manner.