|Critical thinking skills used in economic analysis can allow kids to interpret history in new and exciting ways. Using the French Revolution, understand how price controls meant to protect the poor actually led to one of the bloodiest democratic revolutions in history. Bloodshed could have been avoided with simple changes to economic policy. How would this understanding change the way they view history? How might this understanding change how they interact in modern politics? Teachers will understand the economic factors that caused the French Revolution and come away with activities to use in the classroom.|
In this economics lessons, students will examine why some nations are economic successes and some countries struggle.
Key Concepts: Economic Growth, GDP, Human Capital
In this economics lesson, students derive a Lorenz Curve and Gini coefficient in order to represent income distribution.
Key Concepts: Income, Income Distribution
In this economics lesson, students will evaluate fiscal policy objectives to learn the challenges of sustainable national budget formation.
Key Concepts: Budget Deficits and Public Debt, Fiscal Policy, Roles of Government
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In this economics series of articles, The Hutchins Center Explains current debates and key concepts in fiscal and monetary policy.
Key Concepts: Fiscal Policy, Monetary Policy