Make economics resonate to high school students. This practical handbook will help economics and social studies teachers foster critical thinking by introducing students to the real-life dimensions of the major controversies in contemporary economics. Filled with useful teaching tips and user-friendly information on finding engaging materials and activities for the classroom, the book also includes detailed coverage of the Voluntary National Content Standards for economics. "Introducing Economics" is a one-stop resource for high school teachers who want to make economics relevant to their students' lives. It includes more than 50 sections with lists of suggested "Activities and Resources," many with Internet links. It features boxed "Hints for Clear Teaching" tips for presenting particularly difficult topics. It provides an annotated resource guide to more than 30 organizations involved in economics education, with associated Internet links. It follows the flow of topics in a typical economics course. It addresses real-life topics that are ignored or glossed-over in traditional textbooks - economics and the environment, the distribution of income and wealth, discrimination, labor unions, globalization, the power of corporations, and more. It offers critical guidance for meeting all 20 Voluntary National Content Standards in economics, and also provides an overview of the political and intellectual history and contemporary state of economics education.
A comic-book introduction to economics from David Orrell, the author of Economyths: 11 Ways Economics Gets it Wrong. With illustrations from Borin Van Loon. Part of the internationally-recognised Introducing Graphic Guide series. Today, it seems, all things are measured by economists. The so-called 'dismal science' has never been more popular - or, given its failure to predict or prevent the recent financial crisis, more controversial. But what are the findings of economics? Is it really a science? And how can it help our lives? Introducing Economics traces the history of the subject from the ancient Greeks to the present day. Orrell and Van Loon bring to life the contributions of great economists - such as Adam Smith, Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes and Milton Friedman - and delve into ideas from new areas such as ecological and complexity economics that are revolutionizing the field.
Offers ways to master the language of economists. This is a basic economics book in basic language, accompanied by charts, diagrams, and cartoons to help decode the economic jargon. It is a lighthearted attempt to decode the language of economics and present theories in layman's terms.
Economics is a huge subject, and this book is the perfect place to start. Designed specially for undergraduates, it includes features such as questions that may come up in exams, quotes from leading theorists that you can use in your essays, and case studies providing real-life examples. The book is written by Dr Thomas Coskeran, a lecturer at Durham University School of Business, who has been an advisor to both HM Treasury and the NHS. This really is the only book you need to start getting great results in economics.
Updated and revised edition of a text on basic economics for Higher School Certificate Year 12 students, first published in 1990. Includes updated statistics and information about the dramatic changes in domestic and international economics which have occurred in recent years. Divided into five parts, focusing on income and expenditure analysis, macroeconomics and international, development and industry economics. Chapters contain revision and discussion questions and tables of key concepts. Includes a glossary of important terms and an index. The industry economics option was written by Peter Ireland, who, along with co-author Peta Batty, is a member of the NSW Catholic Schools Trial HSC Economics Examination Committee. Barry Collier is a former economics consultant and is currently a practising solicitor. A related workbook is also available.