JMU’s own Lynne Stover will be doing three national webinars this semester. Here are details and registration information:The “Not So Great” Depression (October 23, 2018)
This webinar demonstrates how popular works of historical fiction, set during the Great Depression, can be used to teach economic concepts such as scarcity, opportunity cost, and economic choice. Featured titles include Al Capone Does My Shirts, Esperanza Rising, Bud, Not Buddy and Out of the Dust. Session includes classroom ready lessons and a topical bibliography.
Register at: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/937579244752041219
Using Harry Potter to Teach Economics and Personal Finance (November 20, 2018)
Featuring the entrepreneurs of Diagon Alley, the Wizarding World’s Gringotts Bank, and Hogsmeade’s goods and services, this webinar engages the students as they learn about economics and personal finance. Concepts covered include money conversion, decision-making, and how to write a business plan.
Register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3723891243117832963
Spotting Economics in Young Adult Literature (December 4, 2018)
This webinar introduces methods of identifying and teaching economic concepts found in popular young adult literature. Content titles include, Twilight, The Lord of the Rings, The Hunger Games, Pride and Prejudice, and Jane Eyre. Session features classroom ready lessons and a topical bibliography.
Register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6762359740639630339
Here’s a link to all the webinars in this national series: