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The Economics of Drug Legalization: A Double Entry Journal part of Teaching Methods:Interactive Lectures:Examples
The activity is designed to be an interative lecture segment during a larger interactive lecture class period. The technique demonstrated through this example is a double entry journal.

Pro-Con-Caveat Grid part of Teaching Methods:Interactive Lectures:Examples
The pro-con-caveat activity is a quick and easy way to engage students through a more interactive lecture experience.

Interactive lecture on diminishing marginal product: tennis ball production part of Teaching Methods:Interactive Lectures:Examples
In this interactive lecture, students "produce" tennis balls with fixed capital and increasing labor, generating a production function. Students calculate the marginal product of each work and discover that marginal product falls as the number of workers rises.

Externalities in the cashmere market: Colbert Report interview part of Teaching Methods:Interactive Lectures:Examples
In this interactive lecture, students watch a video clip from The Colbert Report that addresses pollution externalities. Students graph the market and use the write-pair-share technique, then brainstorm ways to move the market to the socially efficient equilibrium.

The Price Mechanism, Subjective Value and The Antiques Road Show part of Teaching Methods:Interactive Lectures:Examples
An interactive lecture segment utilizing videos from the Antiques Roadshow, designed to create an interactive experience for students and the instructor. After watching an expert appraisal of a rare/unique object students respond to discussion questions. Instructors lead the discussion toward issues of subjective value, willingness to pay, and the price mechanism.

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching the Causes and Consequences of Unemployment part of Teaching Methods:Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching:Examples

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Activity to help students differentiate how disciplines focus on a problem.

Confronting the political economy of climate change part of Teaching Methods:Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching:Examples
Students apply economics, politics and sociology to better understand why cap and trade is the preferred political approach, but also why it's potentially problematic.

To Raise or Not to Raise the Minimum Wage part of Teaching Methods:Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching:Examples
In this interactive exercise, students explore the normative and economic issues that arise from minimum wage increases.

Teaching Case: This American Life Episode 391: More is Less, 2009 part of Teaching Methods:Classroom Experiments:Examples
This case study is based on NPR's This American Life Episode 391: More is Less, which originally aired in 2009. The story highlights the role health care providers, patients, and health insurance companies play in driving up the cost of care.

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