While these presentations will technically function in Google Slides, they won't work well. Download the file as a PowerPoint and run it from your Desktop for best results!
Why Econ? - Always start with a why!
Economic Decision Making - An introduction to the Economic Decision Making process. Media files have been removed for copyright purposes. Basically, you want any pop culture clip where a decision has to be made. Bella from Twilight, Peter Parker choosing to join the Avengers, Batman choosing who to save, etc. There's a ton!
Lessons and Activities
EA: Scarcity and the Budget - a short, annotated reading where students consider how scarcity is not just a personal problem.
Incentives Featuring Freakonomics - Students analyze how incentives function using segments from both the book and movie versions of Freakonomics.
Economic Inquiry 1: To Build or Not to Build? - (adapted from econedlink.org) - Examine the costs and benefits of publicly funded sports spadiums.
Behavioral Economics: Human or Econ? - What if humans weren't completely rational beings? (Hint: We aren't.)
More Behavioral Econ (Peardeck) - A series of mini-activities using PearDeck to further show we may not be fully rational beings.
History x Econ: The Lowell Mill Girls - An inquiry-based activity where students consider the economics that drove young girls to work in factories in the 1800s and compare it to issues of child labor today.
Economic Mysteries - (adapted from econedlink.org) 3 mysteries of the world explained by economics!
Human Capital Inventory Featuring Soul - Soul is an amazing movie. Use it to guide students to finding the value of their human capital.
The Game of Life - Student Guide Sheet - (scarcity, opportunity cost, human capital) - Students make a monthly budget based on education and income levels determined by dice rolls. Teachers, present this Slides file while students follow along and complete this Sheet.
EI 2: New or Used? - On the theme of personal budgeting, let's do some Economic Decision Making on what your first car should be.