The Berry College Center for Economic Education is collaborating with the Georgia Council on Economic Education to host two summer economic institutes for area teachers.

Although registration is free, a $75 deposit is required that will be refunded on the first day of each program.

Instructional materials and hands-on activities will be provided for all participants.

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On-campus lodging is also included, along with field trip admission, fees, transportation and all meals except one.

Economic history content will be based on Georgia Performance Standards (GPS), and two Professional Learning Unit (PLU) credits will be available.

The Georgia Economic History Program will be offered June 15 through June 17.

Designed for eighth-grade teachers, this institute brings together a variety of resources meant to help educators lead students in a study of their own local economic history.

Participants get hands-on experience with the tools of the historian and learn to work with local history groups.

The World Studies Program will be offered June 28 through June 30.

Back by popular demand after a highly successful debut in 2009, this institute for teachers in the sixth and seventh grades features presentations by economists, state economic development officials and master teachers, as well as off-site field trip experiences.

The program provides educators with content that focuses on world history, world geography, international economics and Georgia’s place in the world economy.

Instructional materials incorporate active learning approaches and are keyed to GPS and Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT).