Program Topics and Content

We know incentives matter. Here are just a few of the benefits you can gain by participating in the Socialism: Myths vs. Realities.

Program content will examine key themes and issues of socialism that middle and high school teachers can use to understand and teach in their classrooms. These themes include: 

  • Definitions and perceptions
  • Control Problem
  • Incentive Problem
  • Knowledge Problem
  • Pathologies of Privilege 

Each day of the workshop will focus on different topics linked by the themes above.  

Instructors will use proven pedagogical practices and will draw from research and academic resources produced by the Fraser Institute. This research examined the experiences with socialist policies of five different countries (Poland, Estonia, Denmark, Sweden, and Singapore). 

Teachers will leave with both a better understanding of modern perceptions of socialism and activities for use in the classroom.