Economics in Action
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Grades: 9 - 12

Focus Area Description:  Videos take the economic principle on paper and see how it comes to life in the real world.

Our current library of 30 videos in this Focus Area are available in the “Related” column to the right; to view them click a thumbnail and become a member of Educate.Today. 

To see sample videos in this area of the collection, click any of the titles below:

New December 2022! Creation of America’s Wealth Gap
Other Samples:
New August 2022! The Federal Reserve and Monetary Policy
Reducing African Poverty Through Microfinancing

Quick Ideas for Using our Economics in Action Videos:

  • Use the videos as real life case studies for students to respond to and determine economic principles they see in action and how well those principles are being applied.
  • As part of their study, have students go into their community to investigate how different economic principles are being applied by businesses, charitable organizations, financial and educational institutions, etc. Once their research is done, have students create videos and/or reports/presentations on what they learned.  Prior to conducting their own interviews, have students watch videos to help them determine questions to ask and how to organize their video or presentation.
  • Have students include insights gained through the videos as part of their projects, papers, and presentations on an economics-related subject by:
    • interpreting and/or summarizing what they saw and learned in the video.
    • citing quotations from the expert in the video.