Thursday, September 10, 2009

Summary: Weekly outline for teaching Microeconomics.

This week I covered Morton activities, 13, 14, 15, 15, 17, and 18 in microeconomics. I use Virtual Economics for easy electronic access to the activities. I have found that the discussion on each activity reinforces the textbook concepts. As a wrap-up to Activity 15, Demand and Marginal Utility, I explain marginal decision making. A pencast of my wrap-up is here. If you use Capstone: Exemplary Lessons for High School Economics, Unit 4, Lesson 23, "Do the Math" emphasizes using marginal decision making in all activities.

What acronyms do you use to help students remember demand and supply shifters? In the next blog, I'll tell you mine.

About the Author: Mike Fladlien is an AP Economics teacher from Muscatine High School in Muscatine, IA. He is an author, and also publishes the Mikeroeconomics and iMacroeconomics VB blogs.


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