Teaching the Great Recession
This free half-day workshop is tailored to 9th – 12th grade economics, business, government, and social studies teachers throughout the state.
Teachers attending will receive:
3.5 hours of Professional Development credit
A $25 stipend
A $25 Office Depot gift card
*Travel stipends are also available for those traveling from outside Central Arkansas.
The 2007-2008 recession was the most significant economic crisis since World War II, featuring the collapse of major financial firms, a disruption of credit and investment, an unemployment rate of 10%, and a 15% drop in production. As we commemorate the ten year anniversary of the fall of Lehman Brothers, the Great Recession reminds us that economic events do not have simple or obvious causes. Was it low interest rates, uneducated financial decisions, greed, or deregulation that caused the crisis? During this training, we will run through activities to help students understand the numerous and interconnected causes of the Great Recession, and how they exemplify some of the most important topics in macroeconomics.