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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.

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.

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.

Send-a-problem: Making the connection between data and models part of 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 Examples
This activity utilizes a cooperative learning approach to in-class policy debates.

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.

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.

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.

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

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