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*A New Economics Curriculum*


The Economics & Science of Hate: Teaching the Holocaust

The H.K. Barker Center for Economic Education’s 2nd annual Teacher Study Tour in Global Economic Education took area educators to Germany and Poland to learning about the economics and science of hate. Participants used the Holocaust as a case study to better understand and confront hate in all its forms. Students applied principles and foundations in economic and science education. In economic education, learners studied how political choices influence economic outcomes; with a focus towards identity, expropriation, and extermination in Nazi Germany during the Holocaust. In science education, learners engaged in a critical analysis of false and doubtful assertions made by Nazi leaders in the name of science before and during WWII. In particular, students investigated Nazi Germany’s use of pseudoscience and eugenics as a means to ‘improve’ the genetic quality of the human population.

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Featured Workshop

2018 Visit to Bounce

Budgeting Basics: Teaching Financial Literacy

Saturday, September 21st  (9:30 am - 11:30 pm)

With professional guidance from certified financial experts from AIG Financial Services, this session will prepare K-12 educators to assist youth in fostering well-informed decisions about personal finance, such as earning income, budgeting, saving, borrowing (credit and credit scores), investing, and money management. Real world economic scenarios and engaging, hands-on instructional resources will be provided which advance concepts and active learning in economic education. All content is aligned to state and national standards in economics, personal finance, mathematics, and language arts.

$30 honorarium available to participating teachers.

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2019-20 Programming

Workshop Title and Location
Date and Time

Budgeting Basics: Teaching Financial Literacy (w/AIG Retirement Services)
University of Akron

September 21, 2019, 9:30-11:30 am

Entrepreneurship & STEM Education

Ohio Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference
Dublin, OH

October 14, 2019

The Economics & Science of Hate

Ohio Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference
Dublin, OH

October 15, 2019

Enspire Conference (w/YEI)
Lyndhurst, OH

November 8-9, 2019

Diversitas (w/CBA Financial Planning Department)
University of Akron

November 21, 2019, 8:00 am-1:30 pm

Financial Fitness 4 Life Workshop
University of Akron

March 14, 2020, 9:30-11:30 am

Global Economic Education
Location TBA

Summer 2020

Youth Summer Camp: Think Tank to Shark Tank
University of Akron

July 6-10, 2020, 9:00 am-3:30 pm