Category Archives: Economics

Global Rich List

Go to the Global Rich List Web site. Choose a currency (Canadian dollar might be closest to the Australian dollar). Enter the amount you or  a friend might earn from a part-time job (for example someone working at a fastfood … Continue reading

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Chocolate and Fair Trade

“Parts” Cluster   Use clustering software like Bubble.us or Thinkature What’s the main idea or feeling? Put it in the center. Work as a class to brainstorm as much as you can about the movie. Group or connect any of … Continue reading

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Only 100 People on Earth!

Watch this thought-provoking presentation and consider the following question: How does the presentation make you feel about your own existence in the world? What is it about the presentation that surprises you? How can you make a difference in the  … Continue reading

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Dealing with Telemarketers

(Suitable for older students only) Do you think this is an appropriate way to deal with unwanted phone calls? Imagine that you work in a call centre and are just doing your job, how do you think you would react? … Continue reading

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Global Debt

What is the current US National Debt? Based on this clock, how much did it go up in one second? Claim-Support-Question Make a claim about the topic Identify support for your claim Ask a question related to your claim

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