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Exploring and Explaining Determinants of Supply and Demand: Utilizing the Think-Pair-Share Technique part of Teaching Methods:Cooperative Learning:Examples
This is a two-part activity that implements an extension of the "think-pair-share" cooperative learning technique to study the determinants of supply and demand through hypothetical and real world examples.

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.

Law of Diminishing Marginal Returns part of Teaching Methods:Interactive Lecture Demonstrations:Examples
An ILD to help demonstrate the Law of Diminishing Marginal Returns using an experiment.

Cooperative Learning Exercises to Teach the Gains from Trade part of Teaching Methods:Cooperative Learning:Examples
This is a cooperative learning exerise that allows students to learn about comparative advantage and the gains from trade.

Being Aware of Health Care: Using Cooperative Learning to Synthesize and Communicate U.S. Health Care Reform Issues part of Teaching Methods:Cooperative Learning:Examples
This is a three-part project spanning five weeks that uniquely interweaves individual and cooperative learning in the context of health care reform and the 2008 United States presidential campaign.

The US economy during your lifetime part of Teaching Methods:Interactive Lecture Demonstrations:Examples
Students predict the best graphical representation of US real GDP/capita during the last twenty years, choosing from graphs showing: cyclical decline, cyclical change with no net change, cyclical increase, or erratic wide fluctuations. Using actual US data, students graph real GDP/capita to find out the actual pattern: a rising series with periodic dips, not a flat series, a falling series, or a highly erratic series as students often predict. Students then reflect on why this pattern is often misunderstood and why it may not fully describe the well-being of the US population.

Using Note-Taking Pairs to Enhance Understanding of Difficult Concepts (such as Income and Substitution Effects) part of Teaching Methods:Cooperative Learning:Examples
A variation of the think-pair-share technique is used to reinforce understanding of the income and substitution effects associated with a price change.

A Send-a-Problem Exercise for Applying Labor Force Participation Models to Popular Press Articles part of Teaching Methods:Cooperative Learning:Examples
Send-a-problem exercise used to link economic theory covered in a labor economics course with related trends exemplified in a popular press article.

Using Cooperative Peer Editing to Develop Effective Economic Research Questions part of Teaching Methods:Cooperative Learning:Examples
Students engage in peer editing and cooperative discussion to enhance research questions based on criteria designed to generate effective economic research questions.