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

The Marvelous World of Economics: Using the MCU to Teach Econ!

November 16 6:00-7:00pm ET
Time: 60 mins,
Updated: November 17 2021,
Presenter: John Kruggel

Objective

Teachers will be able to:

  • Use characters and storylines from popular culture to introduce basic economic concepts.
  • See lessons and activities suited for middle and high school classrooms.

This video is available to view for EconEdLink members only.

In this economics webinar, see ready-to-use activities to teach concepts using exciting material from the Marvel Comic Universe.

Description

Harness something more powerful than the TVA:  the power to grab the attention of teens!  This presentation will be especially fun for fans of all things Marvel.

We will use materials inspired by familiar franchises to introduce ways of teaching concepts like competition between businesses, gains from trade and substitutes and complements, using superheroes from fantasy universes in popular comics, television shows and movies.