High school students from around the Treasure Valley participated in this year’s International Economic Summit, which was held in the Student Union Jordan Ballroom December 10-11. The event is hosted by the Idaho Council on Economic Education.
The International Economic Summit is a hands-on, activity-based learning program for high school students where student teams represent a country as economic advisors with the goal to raise the standard of living in their country. Teams research their country and propose a solution to a global problem. At the summit, students both compete and work together to complete tasks like building trade alliances, securing resources through importing and exporting, investing in long term development projects, and testing their knowledge of geography, economics, and current events.
The Idaho Council on Economic Education is housed in the Center for School Improvement and Policy Studies in the College of Education.
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