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Can you get reelected as a Fed Chairperson: A group activity part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Starting Point: Economics in Two-Year Colleges:Activities
This activity uses the Fed Chairman Game as a small group activity of 4-5 students within a larger class setting. Students in groups will play the game and report their results to the entire class.

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

Think-Pair-Share: Analyzing changes in supply & demand and predicting impacts on equilibrium part of Examples
An exercise designed to facilitate understanding of supply and demand shifts as well as impacts on market outcomes with follow up exercises covering these and related concepts.

A Send-a-Problem Exercise for Applying Labor Force Participation Models to Popular Press Articles part of 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.

Think-Pair-Share Activity for Understanding Price Controls part of 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 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.

Using Note-Taking Pairs to Enhance Understanding of Difficult Concepts (such as Income and Substitution Effects) part of 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.

An Extended Think-Pair-Share Application: Trends in the U.S. Wage Structure part of 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.

A Cooperative Learning Approach to Policy Debates (with Application to an Economics of Poverty and Discrimination Class) part of Examples
This activity utilizes a cooperative learning approach to in-class policy debates.

Being Aware of Health Care: Using Cooperative Learning to Synthesize and Communicate U.S. Health Care Reform Issues part of 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.

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