Workshop Leader's Guide

Welcome to the Focus: Understanding Economic in U.S. History Workshop Leader's Guide (WLG)

The purpose of this online guide is to help state Councils on Economic Education and university Centers for Economic Education to provide professional development for teachers so they can effectively use the Focus: Understanding Economic in U.S. History curriculum in their classrooms. But the materials here also are useful to teachers. For example, there are 10 PowerPoint presentations ready to use in your workshop. Check it out!

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If you would like to download the individual components of the WLG, use the links below. If you would like to download all of the WLG documents (Word, PDF, and PowerPoint documents) as a zip file, use the following link:

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Workshop Nuts and Bolts

The WLG contains strategies for recruiting teachers for workshops, sample workshop agendas, PowerPoint presentations and an evaluation form.

Workshop Description

A sample workshop description is provided. This is designed for use on brochures or to submit as a session at your state council for social studies meetings.

Sample Agendas

The WLG has a sample agenda for a one hour, a half-day workshop and a one-day workshop. Everything you need to implement these agendas is listed below. Just point and click and the right PowerPoint presentation or lesson to be demonstrated will be ready for downloading.

PowerPoint Presentations

There are 10 PowerPoint presentations ready to download and use. They are:

Sample Lessons

There are PDF files of the lessons demonstrated in the half-day and one-day workshops. These are duplicates of the lessons in the book. The lessons are: