Trade and Tariffs – The Issues that Won’t (and Shouldn’t) Die
April 13, 2019 - Denver
Topics to be covered include a general overview of world trade; the U.S. as a player in world trade; a basic history of US trade policy; how to understand tariffs and their effects on consumers, producers, markets, and government; and types of trade agreements (GATT, WTO, regional/bilateral) and the issues surrounding them. Not only is this a timely subject after the mid-term elections, but it has numerous connections to the revised Colorado Economics standards in both middle and high school. Join us to investigate the economic realities behind the headlines!
Grades: Secondary Teacher Focus (all K-12 welcome)
Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Optional Credit: ½ UCCS ECON 6310 or 6320 Graduate Credit Hour, $50. Credit is good for Certificate in Economic Education or in Personal Financial Literacy Education, but not both.
Faculty: Farida Khan, PhD, Professor, University of Colorado Colorado Springs; and mentor teacher Kurt Gutschick, Valor Christian High School, Highlands Ranch
Includes: Light breakfast and lunch
$50 & $100 Teacher Travel Stipends Are AvailableEconomic Literacy Colorado is offering a travel stipend for active teachers. Fill out a form (provided at the class) and we will send you a check upon mileage verification. Receive $50 when you drive over 75 miles one way or $100 when you drive over 200 miles one way. One stipend per carpool please.
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