Economics students ask "Why do I need to learn this?" and "Why is economics a required course?" In this activity students are presented with six different reasons why an understanding of economics might be valuable in their daily lives. Students rank the reasons in order of significance to them and then the whole class examines their opinions.
How could I use this?
- As an introduction to the class
- As a reflection at the end of the course
- In the standard economics course, AP Macro, AP Macro
- Teacher instructions
- Reproducible student handout