Type: Student material ¨ ‘bite sized’ items that you can use with your students. The emphasis is on applications of Economics to current situations or events that are relevant to the syllabus content for a particular year.
Item: Crash course – Economics
Type: Video – select the topic you wish to show a Youtube video from the series.
Item: Australian Bureau of Statistics
Type: Range of economic statistics; choose for particular year level and purpose
Item: Oxfam Education
Type: Select from a wide range of resources; able to apply filters to sort
Type: Free teaching material developed to dismantle misconceptions and promote a fact-based worldview. Data visualization tools (photos, slides, videos, statistical tables) to let people explore the vast treasure of global statistics. Examples are demographics, comparative living standards
Item: Bullseye Economics poster
Type: Posters showing occupations relating to the learning area of economics
Item: The Pearl Exchange Game
Website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yd-jCFDhGQ or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KH06hccMpJQ (Full 1 hour activity) or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsePWJpJSSY (Simulation)
omic statistics; choose for particular year level and purpose
Type: Youtube that explains and demonstrates the game “The Pearl Exchange” demand and supply activity that teachers equilibrium, shortage, surplus, and shifts in demand and supply. The first video explains the game, the second shows the full game in operation and the third is a simulation.
Item: My Money Coach
Type: Canadian website providing information, advice and resources on saving money, budgeting and clearing debt.
Item: Economic forecasts
Type: Website. Provides economic analysis and forecasts for various countries including Australia.
Item: Using pop colture to explain economics
Type: Website. Extracts from movies and TV programs to help facilitate engagement on economics – eg Jurassic Park, Big Bang Theory, The Office, Star Wars
Item: The Big Issue – Inequality – homelessness
Type: Website. See workshop and E Classroom on ‘homelessness’
Item:Free Financial literacy lesson plans
Type: Website. Provides 14 free financial literacy workbooks and lesson plans. Lesson plans are in PPT and PDF format. American material but can be adapted.