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Posted by San Francisco, CA and Fresno, CA on 6/08/09

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    FREE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS TEACHING SOCIAL
    STUDIES/GEOGRAPHY/HISTORY/GOVERNMENT/INTERNATIONAL
    STUDIES/HUMANITIES/WORLD CULTURES! June 16-17, 2009 (San
    Francisco, CA) and August 4-5, 2009 (Fresno, CA)

    The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco offers The
    International Economic Summit (IES) program throughout its
    12th District AT NO COST TO YOU!

    IES is a world trade simulation for high school students,
    which teaches fundamental economic concepts within the
    context of international trade. Utilizing the experience-
    based learning model, the IES program challenges high
    school students to think critically about the benefits and
    costs of trade and to explore the multifaceted process of
    globalization. Throughout this ten-week curriculum,
    students work in teams as economic advisors to an assigned
    country, researching the social, political, and economic
    conditions in order to create a strategic plan to improve
    living standards for their population.

    The program culminates in a Mini Summit event at each
    school and a Regional Summit competition hosted at a local
    university. On that day, students implement their plans
    through a host of activities such as alliance negotiations,
    issue statement debates, flag and concept quizzes, and an
    energizing trade session, as well as a costume and table
    display competition.

    If you would like to learn more about IES or the Fed's
    other economic education programs, please visit
    www.frbsf.org/education. If you are in the Northern
    California/Central Valley regions, please contact Amy
    Ferraz at amy.ferraz@sf.frb.org to learn more about the
    Fed's FREE 2-day IES teacher professional development
    trainings for this program which include ongoing teacher
    support and teacher and student materials free of charge.

FREE Professional Development for Teachers - IES!