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									       Understanding Economics in Civics & Government


                                                  Agenda

Monday, July 9, 2012


8:30 – 9:15am          Registration/Continental Breakfast/Pre-Test (at sites)
9:15 – 9:17 am         WSU SITES
                       Welcome (Jim)
                       Contact each Center for a hello
9:17 – 9:30 am         KU SITES
                       Conference overview (Barbara)
9:30 – 11:55 am        ESU SITE
                       What are the Economic Functions of Government? (C&G Guide-Lesson 4)
                       Resource: Kansas Career Fields and Clusters Model
                       Copy: 4.2, page 52 “Classifying Government Actions” (1 per person)
                       Display: Powerpoint, etc.
                       Presenter: Rob Catlett, Emporia State University, Department of Economics


10:30 - 10:45 am       BREAK
Noon – 1:00 pm         LUNCH/DISCUSSION
1:00 – 2:45 pm         PSU SITE
                       Economic Indicators for Informed Citizens (C&G Guide-Lesson 18)
                       Copy: Activity 18.1, “Introduction to Key Economic Indicators,” pp. 278-283 (1 per
                       person)
                       Copy: Activity 18.2, “Economic Forecast Report,” pp. 284, 285 (1 per person)
                       Presenter: June Freund, Pittsburg State University, Department of Economics

2:45 - 3:00 pm         BREAK
3:00 – 4:00 pm         WSU SITE
                       Guest Speaker: Issues in Financing our Schools
                       Presenter: Dr. Nancy McCarthy-Snyder, Director, Hugo Wall School of Urban Studies and
                       Public Affairs
4:00 – 4:30 pm         All Sites (not broadcast)
                       Registration for credit and credit expectations
4:30 pm                Dismiss
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
8:30 – 9:00 am           Continental Breakfast/Day’s Overview

9:00 – 10:00 am          KSU SITE
                         Government Spending
                         Copy: Activity 5.1 “Briefing Report,” pp. 64, 65, one copy per person.
                         Copy: Activity 5.2 “Data: Tables 1, 2, & 3,” pp. 66-68, one copy person.
                         Display: Powerpoint, Video?
                         Presenter: Dr. Dawne Martin, Kansas State University

10:00 - 10:15 am         BREAK
10:15 - 11:00 am         WSU SITE
                         Taxes Change Behavior (C&G Guide-Lesson 7)
                         Copy: Activity 7.1 “Cards,” one set. Use cards #2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10 before distributing the
                         others.
                         Copy: Activity 7.2 “Tax Proposals: Questions for Discussion,” one per group with ONE
                         card from Activity 7.1 attached to each (2-4 people per group)
                         Display: Powerpoint
                         Presenter: Jan Wolcutt, Wichita State University

11:00 - 12:00            WSU SITE
                         How Should Government Structure the Tax System? (C&G Guide-Lesson 7)

                         Copy: Activity 11.1 “Student Role-Playing Cards,” one set of five cards from for each
                         group of 5 people
                         Copy: Activity 11.2 “Tax Law Simulation,” (pp. 157-159) one per person
                         Copy: Activity 11.3 “Tax Law for Country of ______,” (p. 160)1 per group of 5 people
                         Copy: Activity 11.4 “Tax Forms,” (pp. 161-165) 1 SET per group of 5 teachers
                         Bring: One calculator for each group of 5 teachers
                         Bring: 5 prizes (Can be pens, markers, note pads, etc.)
                         Display: Powerpoint
                         Presenter: Jan Wolcutt, Wichita State University

Noon – 1:00              LUNCH/DISCUSSION
1:00 – 2:15 pm           KU SITE
                         Immigration (C&G Guide-Lesson 19)

                         Display: Powerpoint

                         Copy: Visual 19.4 “Concept Map,” (1 per group of 2-4 people)
                         Copy: Activity 19.1 “Concept Map,” (1 per person)
                         Presenter: Dr. Barbara Phipps, University of Kansas
2:15 – 2:30 pm           BREAK
2:30 – 3:30 pm           KU SITE
                         Immigration (continued)
                         Display: Video, Immigration and American Identity, Speaker: Charles Hirschman,
                         professor of sociology at the University of Washington --
                         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLhYOU6Tlic&feature=endscreen&NR=1
                         25” Start at 2:28

                         Discussion: Pros & Cons of Immigration: Who should be allowed to immigrate?
3:30 – 4:00 pm           Wrap-up; Post-Test

								
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