Right Start in Teaching Economics

The Right Start in Teaching Economics lessons were designed for those new to teaching economics – even if not new to teaching! An excellent review or refresher if college economics courses have become a distant memory, Right Start lessons help teachers enter the classroom with renewed confidence in their own understanding of economic reasoning.

Key topics/concepts:

  • Scarcity/Opportunity Cost
  • Incentives and the Role of Profit
  • Markets and Prices
  • The Role of Government
  • Trade
  • The Banking System
  • Competition and Market Structure
  • Externalities and Property Rights
  • Factor Markets and Economics Development
  • Tragedy of the Commons

Lesson Outlines

Activities (Associated with EFL)

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