Wednesday, August 29, 2007

First Stavros Workshop of the Year

Mysteries of Nations: Why Are Some Rich, and Others Poor?

Where: DeVoe Moore Conference Room 150E
First floor of the Bellamy Building
FSU Campus

When: Monday, September 17, 2007
5 PM to 8 PM

Topic Mysteries of Nations: Why Are Some Rich and Others Poor?

Workshop Leader: Mark C. Schug
Professor of Economics and Director of the University of Wisconsin -Milwaukee Center for Economic Education and Senior Fellow for the National Council on Economic Education.

For Whom: All teachers, Grades K through 12

About the Workshop

In the upcoming presidential race, all sorts of policies are being proposed from universal health care to abolishing tax cuts. Candidates make competing claims about which policies will enhance the wealth of individual citizens. How should social studies teachers respond? This workshop focuses on strategies that successful nations have followed to build wealth for the long term. How can it be that one nation has an economy that is 20 times larger per person than another nation when the two share the same border and culture? Does the answer lie in natural resource endowments? Population size? Oil reserves? This workshop will use data from various "mystery nations" to develop an understanding of why some nations have become economically successful.

Please contact Harriet Crawford (850-644-4772) or E-mail ( if you would like to attend this workshop.

Note: Sandwiches and other light refreshments will be served during the workshop.

About Mark C. Schug

Mark C. Schug is Director of the Center for Economic Education and Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin‑Milwaukee. He is a Senior Fellow with the National Council on Economic Education. Professor Schug has taught for over 30 years at the middle school, high school, and university levels. A widely recognized scholar, he has written and edited over 180 articles and books. He has co-authored numerous curriculum materials for the National Council on Economic Education, including Capstone: Exemplary Lessons for High School Economics, United States History: Eyes on the Economy, Economics and the Environment: EcoDetectives, Learning from the Market: Integrating the Stock Market Game Across the Curriculum, Teaching Ideas for Social Studies, Economics and Business Classes, The Great Economics Mysteries Books for Grades 4-8 and 9-12, Financial Fitness for Life: Bringing Home the Gold, and Learning, Earning and Investing. He has won national awards for research, curriculum writing, and leadership in economic education. Professor Schug often speaks about economic and financial education issues in urban schools. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Milwaukee Urban League Academy of Business and Economics, Association of Private Enterprise Education, and Economics Wisconsin.

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