These guys have great workshop. There is a list of sample lesson plans, although I only included the ones relevant to USI. There were many more designed for USII. Registration information is at the bottom of the post.
OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR ECONOMIC EDUCATION
People’s choices have consequences that lie in the future. Can teaching about US History using economic theory help our students to make better choices in their futures? In the country’s future? Absolutely!
Focus: Understanding Economics in US History: Grades 6-12
Saturday, April 10, 2010 9:00am – Noon
Virginia Beach Higher Education Center
Mysteries abound in U.S. history. Students, acting like detectives, solve these mysteries by searching for clues and sifting through evidence in an effort to gain new insights into familiar subjects. Using the interactive lessons from Focus: Understanding Economics in US History, students use economic reasoning to engage and learn. These 39 lessons use a unique mystery-solving approach to teach U.S. economic history to your high school students. The activity-based lessons will give you a new, refreshing way to meet your U.S. History content goals, and infuse eye-opening economics material at the same time. Lessons are correlated to the Virginia Standards of Learning. Each participant will receive the curriculum guide with 39 lessons, a $60.00 value, FREE. Worth three recertification/professional development hours. Registration information at the bottom of this email.
A sampling of some of the 39 lessons in the curriculum.
Lesson 5: Indentured Servitude: Why Sell Yourself into Bondage?
Lesson 6: Specialization and Trade in the Thirteen Colonies
Lesson 7: The Costs and Benefits of American Independence
Lesson 8: Problems Under the Articles of Confederation
Lesson 9: The US Constitution: Rules of the Game
Lesson 11: How Did Cotton Become King? The Economics of Cotton and Everything Else.
Lesson 12: Francis Cabot Lowell and the New England Textile Industry
Lesson 16: Andrew Jackson and the Second Bank of the United States
Lesson 17: Free the Enslaved and Avoid the War
Lesson 18: Why Did the South Secede?
REGISTER ONLINE at the Virginia Council on Economic Education’s workshop page http://www.vcee.org/workshop/home and search by SPONSORING CENTER (ODU) for more information and to register for the workshops. *If you do not immediately receive a confirmation email then your registration did not go through. Try again, or email Ruth Cookson ASAP at email@example.com.