Grade 9-12
On-Demand Webinar

MCEE Presents The Economics of Trade for Grades 9 – 12

August 19 11:15-12:15pm ET
Time: 60 mins,
Updated: July 20 2020,


Teachers will be able to:

  • Learn how to teach the essentials of trade.
  • Help students understand trade from “micro” and “macro” viewpoints.



In this webinar, focus on active learning lessons to teach the essentials of trade.


Presented by Dr. Scott Wolla and Andrea Caceres- Santamaria, both of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

The first lesson is an active learning lesson that teaches the basics of trade, and it makes a great first day of school activity. Next, we’ll take a “micro” view of trade with a lesson that makes comparative advantage as easy as pizza and brownies. From the “macro” view we’ll use a lesson about GDP that draws special attention to the way imports get counted in GDP statistics. Finally, participants will learn about how to assign articles such as Making Sense of the Trade Deficit and Does International Trade Create Winners and Losers? using the Econ Lowdown Teacher Portal.