# Activities

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Introducing money: a just-in-time teaching activity part of Teaching Methods:Just in Time Teaching:Examples

In this just-in-time activity, students submit responses before class to demonstrate their ability to use concepts from a textbook reading on money. In-class follow-up activities are recommended.

Monetary Policy and the FOMC part of Teaching Methods:Just in Time Teaching:Examples

Describing and analyzing monetary policy from FOMC press releases.

Economies of scale part of Teaching Methods:Cooperative Learning:Examples

Working in groups of three, students analyze economies of scale. Each student constructs an individual short-run ATC curve, then the three students collaborate to determine if there are economies or diseconomies of scale and to create the long run ATC.

Impact of federal deficits part of Teaching Methods:Cooperative Learning:Examples

Based on a fable about government debt, students identify the relevance of crowding out, monetizing a debt, external debt, and stimulus spending.

Counting GDP part of Teaching Methods:Cooperative Learning:Examples

Working in small groups, students determine how 18 items are included in GDP (or if they are excluded.) Cards turned over one at a time encourage participation by all group members.

What's the best payment? part of Teaching Methods:Interactive Lecture Demonstrations:Examples

After predicting which of two earnings streams has the highest currrent value, students use a discounted values table to compare the two earnings streams, discovering that earlier earnings has higher value and that ...

Understanding money: Where is most of my money? part of Teaching Methods:Interactive Lecture Demonstrations:Examples

This activity uses an Interactive Lecture Demonstration to help students understand the definition of money in a modern economy. Starting with the common misconception that money is coins and currency, the ...

Which U.S. President generated the highest budget deficits? part of Teaching Methods:Interactive Lecture Demonstrations:Examples

Students compare budget deficits and surpluses generated between 1969 and 2008 measured in nominal terms and then as a percentage of GDP.

What is the opportunity cost of attending class? part of Teaching Methods:Interactive Lecture Demonstrations:Examples

Students calculate the opportunity cost of attending one class. The exercise reinforces learning about implicit, explicit and total opportunity costs.

A Cooperative Learning Approach to Policy Debates (with Application to an Economics of Poverty and Discrimination Class) part of Teaching Methods:Cooperative Learning:Examples

This activity utilizes a cooperative learning approach to in-class policy debates.