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Muncie, IN—“The hassle with web hosting a a hit program is that you get asked to do it once more next 12 months!” said Kathryn Kennison, director of the E.B. And Bertha C. Ball Center at Ball State University.
On June 26, 2019, the E.B. And Bertha C. Ball Center hosted “Teaching Economics in American History” for Indiana high school instructors. While the venture of the Center is to offer stimulating highbrow non-credit applications to the community as a part of the university’s outreach efforts, organizing a software for instructors became new territory for them that proved successful.
Chris Talley, chairman of the board, and Dane Starbuck , trustee, from the Winchester Foundation, came to Kennison with the program idea. They proposed that the Center offer a program that could help teachers comprise an financial manner of questioning into their lecture room so that students may want to completely apprehend the scope of ancient occasions. With supplemental materials and sports, teachers ought to reveal how economics played an critical role in forming records. For instance, college students with an information of economics can better understand the reasons of the Great Depression; and with this historical past knowledge of an financial way of questioning, students are higher equipped to research their alternatives and make higher choices of their lives and as engaged citizens.
The supplemental texts that were examined at this conference, Common Sense Economics and Economic Episodes in American History, have been damaged down into clean-to-recognize sessions and the presenters linked the content material to the instructor’s modern-day curriculum. The convention protected periods which includes “How Can Economics Illuminate History, Civics, and Economics?” and “Why Did the Colonists Succeed Economically without Finding Gold and Silver?”
Presenters covered:
▪ Dr. Tawni H. Ferrarini, the Robert W. Plaster Professor of Economic Education, Lindenwood University in Saint Charles, Missouri
▪ Dr. Mark C. Schug, Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee
▪ Dr. Michael J. Hicks, George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Economics, and Director, Center for Business and Economic Research, Ball State University
▪ Mr. Steve Brown, AP Economics Teacher, Yorktown High School

Thanks to The Winchester Foundation, Old National Bank, First Merchants Bank, The Community Foundation of Randolph County, and Ball State’s Center for Business and Economic Research, twenty-one instructors attended this software this past June at no price.
Teachers who attended obtained content expertise that can be used of their lecture room or shared with their colleagues, 8 Professional Growth Points, a $a hundred and fifty stipend, and twenty copies of Economic Episodes in American History and Common Sense Economics for his or her lecture room.
The software was open to any Indiana excessive faculty trainer of social studies, records, economics, or related topics. Attendees were from Delaware, Grant, Henry, Madison, Marion, Randolph, and Wabash counties.
“The Teaching Economics in American History seminar became rich in both content discussion and pedagogy. The day become properly-structured and wasted none of my time. I’m positive that my school will benefit from the materials and thoughts this system needed to provide and I’m hopeful that Ball State will host another convention like this one,” said Adam Williamson, social research department chair at Mississinewa High School.

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