Exploring the Ethical Foundations
of Economics

September 23, 2017, Denver

The best way to get a feel for what to expect in this class is to peruse the featured lesson book’s table of contents (Teaching the Ethical Foundations of Economics, bullet-listed below). You could integrate these lessons into an economics class, a business class, consumer & family studies, a philosophy class, debate club, current events, an English class…on and on. Highlighted are ethical issues that we confront as individual citizens and as matters of public policy. Come have some fun as we explore the behavioral/ethical dimensions of economics. Many of the lessons will be demonstrated in the class. 

  • Does Science Need Ethics?
  • What is the Difference Between Self-Interest and Greed?
  • Do Markets Need Ethical Standards?
  • Do Markets Make Us More Moral?
  • What Are the Moral Limits of Markets?
  • What Should We Do About Sweatshops?
  • Should We Allow a Market for Transplant Organs?
  • Is Efficiency an Ethical Concept?
  • Do Businesses Have a Social Responsibility?
  • What is Economic Justice?

Grades: 6-12 Teachers
Place|Time: CCEE office, 3443 S Galena St #190, Denver, CO 80231, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
FEE: $25*
Optional Credit: 1/2 UCCS ECON 6310 Graduate Credit Hour, $50. Credit is good for Certificate in Economic Education.
Faculty: Michael Lucchesi, Professor, USAFA / University of Colorado, 
Colorado Spring; and Marc Johnson, Program Director, Colorado Council for Economic Education.
Includes:  One complimentary copy of the lesson book Teaching the Ethical Foundations of Economics, light breakfast and lunch
Questions: Contact the CCEE office at 303-752-2323 | info@ccee.net

*REFUND POLICY: Registration cancellations must be requested within 10 business days prior to the class start date; otherwise registration fees will be forfeited.

**REGISTRATION GUIDELINES:** We try to identify the best fit for our open enrollment classes, usually by the kinds of resources and pedagogy included in the class. However, it is our STRONG belief that the content from any of these classes is valuable for the professional development of any teacher, will enhance the understanding of ALL teachers, and will inspire creative applications in individual classrooms. We encourage teachers of all grade levels to attend any of our classes. We hold 3 spots in every one-day open enrollment class for retired teachers and the general community.

Teacher Travel Stipends Are Back
CCCEE is offering a travel stipend for active teachers. Fill out a form (provided at the class) and CCEE will send you a check upon mileage verification. Receive $75 when you drive over 75 miles one way or $150 when you drive over 200 miles one way. One stipend per carpool please. This offer does not apply to partnership programs.