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Use our Economy toolkit
Use this set of tools to help you discover the economy around you. Use it in a classroom, in a group of friends, at a family gathering — anywhere you’d like. The tools are divided into three sections: find out how you feel about the economy, get to grips with the jargon and piece together what the economy really is and discover how you might want the economy to change and how you can help it happen.
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Take part in (or host!) a crash course which mirrors the sections of Learn, or just host a single session about the part of the economy you’re most interested in. If you’d like tips on how to host a session, or want to find out whether there’s one going on near you, get in touch at email@example.com.
Host a quiz
How much does Beyonce’s hair cost? What’s a currency derivative? Since when has ‘economics’ even been a word? We’ve put together this kit for you to get your competitive edge on in the pub or just with a group of friends. There’s a good mix of geeky questions and silly ones in there for it not to seem too much like school.
Hold a Kids Economy workshop
We’ve created an outline for workshops for five to eighteen year olds to explore their ideas of what economics and the economy are that start to develop from the very first time they encounter words like ‘bank’, ‘money’, ‘inequality’, or ‘value’. Workshops might involve creating content for the website, or simply providing a space for young people to talk about what the economy is, who economists are, and what economics involves.
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Screenings of Boom Bust Boom
Great minds think alike. As Rethinking Economics was developing its public education projects, the brains behind Monty Python were coming up with this film on the financial crash. The student movement featured in the film, and Economy has learnt a lot from its approach.