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The Economics Classroom: How Economists Think

58 minutes 37 seconds

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First in an eight-part series of professional development workshops designed to give high school teachers ideas about how to present economics in a way that will excite, inform, and entice students. Illustrates why economics is much more than a bundle of concepts. Teachers in actual classrooms demonstrate some key ideas that constitute an economic way of thinking: opportunity costs, trade offs, incentives, and voluntary trade. Hosted by Timothy Taylor.

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Runtime: 58 minutes 37 seconds

4 young women sit at school desks and look at papers. Woman in a blazer faces away from camera and gestures toward them. Caption. Please follow a pattern in your reporting instructions.
The Economics Classroom
Episode 1
58 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Woman in glasses and apron turns to the side as she speaks. Teenage girl with a confused expression looks on in background. Caption. So how much do you wanna charge for these cookies?
The Economics Classroom
Episode 2
58 minutes 25 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Woman in glasses holds palms together and purses lips as she speaks. She stands next to a cluttered desk. Caption. We've spent a lot of time looking at government.
The Economics Classroom
Episode 3
58 minutes 24 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Woman faces to the side as she parts her lips to speak. 2 young men sit at desks beneath a world map in the background. Caption. Into an account that receives compound interest.
The Economics Classroom
Episode 4
58 minutes 25 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Young woman looks to the side and speaks. Caption. More customs revenue because the tariffs will be so high.
The Economics Classroom
Episode 5
58 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Young man in glasses sits at a desk with an open book and a calculator. He furrows his brow and parts lips as he speaks. Voiceover Caption. Every student, every citizen needs to understand about G, D, P.
The Economics Classroom
Episode 6
58 minutes 24 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Teenage boy points to a flowchart on a poster that rests in front of a chalkboard. Caption. How the Federal Reserve system sells bonds.
The Economics Classroom
Episode 7
58 minutes 35 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Man in a collared shirt faces away from camera as he writes on a whiteboard. Caption. What does I, P, O stand for?
The Economics Classroom
Episode 8
58 minutes 38 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -