This Month in the Economy Exercises

What is it?

These teaching packs are designed for 30-minute (online or offline) sessions that can be included within any lecture or tutorial class. They are designed to be suitable for university students, but could easily be adapted for higher or lower levels. Every month, we will publish at least one exercise that you can use to engage your students with current events. The main aims of these exercises are to give students practice in relating economic ideas to the real world and their own lived experiences.

Newspaper articles or videos are used as the entry point to an economic topic, which is then expanded upon by the instructor before the students are broken into small groups to engage in an activity. This will help students to develop the skills required to work as economists in the real world, and all the materials you need are provided for you.

What do we provide?

To enable teachers to renew their courses, we provide ready-to-use teaching packages with:

  • Lesson plans
  • PowerPoint slides
  • Readings
  • Classroom exercises

These teaching packs are open access and creative commons (CC BY), so feel free to share them with others and adjust them to better fit your purpose and context.

The materials are initially developed to fit academic economics bachelor and master programmes, but can also be used (perhaps in adjusted form) in high schools and professional and vocational educational programmes (such as ‘hogescholen’ in the Netherlands or ‘hochschule’ in Germany).

Every 1st of the month we publish the new teaching packages.

January 2023

December 2022

November 2022