Please join us for our Everyday Economics discussion event at Ottawa University

Details below!

The goal of our Everyday Economics Event Series is to explore how economics is all around us every day, once we know what we are looking for.  Students will be provided video clips and readings from the
Common Sense Economics curriculum.  By reading and watching the material before the event, students will be ready for the Socratic discussion Saturday morning during Session 1.  This is a special type of discussion where the students talk about the content that was meaningful to them rather than being lectured too.  The professors will be there to provoke discussion with open-ended questions but otherwise let the students discuss their opinions about the topics they found most appealing or appalling.  During Session 2, some new topics will be introduced, and students can apply economic principles to entrepreneurship and economic freedom. 

A $50 honorarium, materials, snacks and lunch will be provided.  We welcome parents or friends of students to join us for lunch at 11:30am.  We will ask for a final count of lunch attendees a few days prior to the event.  There is limited space available, please register as soon as possible. 


8:45 AM Check-in - snacks and drinks provided
9:00 - 10:15

Session 1 - Common Sense Economics Socratic Discussion

High School students exchange ideas from open-ended questions about the "12 Key Elements of Economics" text and videos from Professors Russ and Levi

10:15 - 10:30 Break - snacks and drinks provided
10:30 - 11:30

Session 2 - Connecting basic principles of economics to Entrepreneurship, Economic Freedom, and "The Good Society"

Interactive discussion between students and professors with some short videos and an exercise on economic freedom around the world

11:30 - Noon Lunch discussion - Parents and others may join. We will continue discussion and concluding remarks


Students will need to create a free account with Certell.
Once you have registered using the form above, an email will be sent to you to do this.

Here is an example of some of the material you will be reading and watching in preparation for the event!