Grade 6-8, 9-12
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On-Demand Webinar

COVID Isolation Abroad: Economic Lessons from Barbados

January 18 5:00-6:00pm ET
Time: 60 mins,
Updated: January 21 2022,
Presenter: Amanda Stiglbauer

Objective

Teachers will be able to:

  • Describe COVID isolation and quarantine policies in different countries.
  • Evaluate the economic impact of being isolated in a foreign country due to COVID 19.

This video is available to view for EconEdLink members only.

In this webinar, you will see the economic lessons learned from the most expensive “vacation” taken by economics teacher Amanda Stiglbauer.

Description

Spending an extra ten days on a Caribbean island sounds amazing, but what if you’re in COVID isolation?! Join us for a firsthand account of the economic lessons learned from the most expensive “vacation” taken by economics teacher Amanda Stiglbauer.

Economics teachers often use the analogy of being stranded on an island to drive home the concepts of scarcity and opportunity cost. But what happens when the Econ teacher ACTUALLY gets stranded on an island in COVID isolation? In this webinar, Amanda Stiglbauer will detail what it’s like to be in isolation for 14 days on the island of Barbados, and the economic lessons learned from an island country that just gained its status as a republic. Ripe with pictures and jaw-dropping anecdotes, Amanda will detail her new outlook on scarcity, opportunity cost, public vs private goods, and navigating a market during the Omicron outbreak.

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