When I found out I’d be teaching Economics, I wouldn’t be lying if I said I was a little nervous. I took (and got an A!) in introductory micro and macro economics courses, but beyond recalling how my professor said “opportunity cost” with a lovely Southern drawl, I didn’t remember much.
I first sought to relearn Economics — hence “My Economics Education.” Here is a collection of some ideas and lessons I’ve shared with my students. I teach primarily Juniors in a rather affluent suburb. Economics is a required class in my district and, although we do offer an AP Econ course, I have students of all abilities and interest levels.
Most of my lessons focus on the Financial Literacy component of the course and I hope there’s something teachers may be able to adopt for use in their own classrooms.
- Teaching the Fundamentals of Economics
- 2 Money Lessons I Share With Students
- The First Day of Class: A Lesson in Scarcity
- Investing 101: What are some common options for students (and adults) to know?
- Marginal Costs and Marginal Benefits with Conscious Consumption
- Budgeting Lesson Plan: Part I
- Budgeting Lesson Plan: Part II
- Budgeting Lesson Plan: Part III
- Should Teenagers Get Credit Cards?
- Reflections of a First Year Econ Teacher
- Money Narratives – How I talk about issues in the classroom