“In Memoriam:” Influential Economists and Their Theories

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Here is a great activity that will help your class members review the theories of classic economists regarding markets, competition, and individual initiative. After dividing into groups, learners will plan a eulogy to celebrate the life of a classical or Keysnesian economist, such as Adam Smith or John Hicks. These presentations will include research, visual aids, and summaries of the economist's theories and accomplishments.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros
  • Very engaging activity
  • Handouts and rubric included for eulogy activity
  • Lesson plan is thorough and detailed
Cons
  • Initial online scavenger hunt is no longer available