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Effective QW assignments in economics come in a variety of flavors from simple to complex. They can be used in courses at all levels from principles of economics to senior capstones. They can be done in-class or out-of-class. They can be individual or group assignments. The analysis can be simple or complex. For examples in other disciplines, see the Pedagogy in Action collection.


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Economic Development of British Colonial America part of Examples
Serena Zabin, Carleton College
Through a close study of a rich set of demographic and economic statistics, students will see the development over 150 years of two similar yet divergent colonies (Virginia and Barbados). They will work through population, land use, and trade statistics with closely-guiding questions in order to find links between one set of numbers and another.


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