Instructional Video

The Economics of WALL-E

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If you've seen the popular Disney Pixar animated film WALL-E, did you catch the film's allusions to key economic concepts as the tragedy of the commons, collective ownership, personal incentive, and consumerism? It's all there, and EconPop is ready to explain it all to you and your class!

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • As a writing prompt, have learners consider one of the main ideas expressed during the film,"What affect does consumerism and technology have on our humanity?"
Classroom Considerations
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Engaging video clip
  • Clearly illustrates economic concepts
  • None
Common Core