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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.

What are the causes and remedies to the racial achievement gap part of Teaching Methods:Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching:Examples
The lcture is an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the causes and remedies of the racial achievement gap.

Documented Problem Solving: Calculating Bank Reserves part of Teaching Methods:Documented Problem Solving:Examples
The lecture focused on the banking system and included a discussion about total reserves, required reserves and excess reserves. Students practiced calculating each category in pairs and then compared their ...

Documented Problem Solving: The Long Run Competitive Market part of Teaching Methods:Documented Problem Solving:Examples
During the lecture, the competitive market was introduced. A graph was used to demonstrate a competitive market in which there was an economic profit. The profit motive causes an increase in supply. As additional ...

Documented Problem Solving: Price Elasticity of Demand part of Teaching Methods:Documented Problem Solving:Examples
The concept of price elasticity of demand was introduced in class. Elastic and inelastic goods were discussed. The impact that a change in price will have on total revenue was also presented.

Documented Problem Solving: Determining the Tax Structure part of Teaching Methods:Documented Problem Solving:Examples
Determining a Tax Structure - The different tax structures are reinforced through the calculation of the tax rate at two different income levels.

Documented Problem Solving: Calculating the Unemployment Rate part of Teaching Methods:Documented Problem Solving:Examples
Following a lecture about unemployment, students are asked to calculate the unemployment rate. They will need to apply their knowledge about unemployment and the labor force in order to make the calculation.

Documented Problem Solving: Identifying a Change in Demand and Its Impact part of Teaching Methods:Documented Problem Solving:Examples
Students in an economics course are asked to write a doumented problem solution to explain how a change in a determinant of demand will impact the equilibrium price.

Application of oral history to economics: Family Economic History part of Teaching Methods:Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching:Examples
Application of Oral History to Economics: Family Economic History The assignment will connect an oral history approach to the examination of economic concepts such as opportunity cost of attending school, economic crises (inflation and unemployment, etc.), and standard of living over time. Particularly, students will interview parents, grandparents, or family members from older generations regarding the types of work they performed, economic decisions they have made, and the economic conditions while they were growing up. The project develops a student's ability to understand and integrate these concepts from a variety of perspectives and real world situation.

Application of oral history to economics: Immigrant Economic Experiences part of Teaching Methods:Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching:Examples
Application of oral history to economics: Immigrant Experiences This assignment will connect an oral history approach to the examination of economic development concepts such as push and pull factors related to immigration decision, job opportunities in the host country, and issues related to brain drain. In addition, students will be able to explore other relevant migration concerns such as assimilation and discrimination. The project develops a student's ability to understand and integrate these concepts from a variety of perspectives and real world situations.