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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.

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.

An Extended Think-Pair-Share Application: Trends in the U.S. Wage Structure part of Teaching Methods:Cooperative Learning:Examples
This activity uses a think-pair-share approach to helping students connect observations about disparate changes in the market for skilled/unskilled labor to long-run trends in wage inequality.

Send-a-problem: Making the connection between data and models part of Teaching Methods:Cooperative Learning:Examples
The send-a-problem activity helps students make a connection between real world data and theoretical models.

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.

Think-Pair-Share Activity for Understanding Price Controls part of Teaching Methods:Cooperative Learning:Examples
An exercise designed to facilitate understanding of the impacts of price controls on market outcomes, with a follow up exercise covering these and related concepts.

Using cooperative peer editing to improve writing assignments in economics part of Teaching Methods:Cooperative Learning:Examples
This peer review of writing tool helps students improve their writing by asking their peers in the class to provide feedback in a constructive manner.

Think-pair-share: Functions of money part of Teaching Methods:Cooperative Learning:Examples
This cooperative learning activity helps students gain a deeper understanding of the three functions of money and provides practice applying those ideas to real-life items.

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.