Sunday, October 11, 2009

Using Cartoons in AP Economics

Summary:  Stand up Economist, Yoram Bauman, promotes learning economics with humor and cartoons. 

A link to the author's website is here.  Mr. Bauman believes in free markets and welcomes any competition to his claim that he's the only "the world’s first and only stand-up economist".  He believes that competition increases the quantity of a good produced, lowers the prices of the good, and increases consumer's surlus. 

Do you use cartoons in class?  I have found cartoons to be a great way to stimulate discussion and motivate students to dig into the work.

About the Author: Mike Fladlien is an AP Economics teacher from Muscatine High School in Muscatine, Iowa. He is an author, and blogs at Mikeroeconomics. After returning from the GATE Annual Conference, Mr. Fladlien is both inspired and awed by the work of teachers around the country.


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