Teaching resources & approaches
Free economics lesson resources
Here's a collation of all the free tutor2u economics lesson resources that have been designed throughout the year for the Beyond the Bike project, with the support of the RES - great for all your synoptic teaching, an important new feature of the new spec A level. Each of the links below takes you to the original entry on the tutor2u blog, which contains the background information needed for the resource and a hyperlink to the PDF resource. Now's a great time to download these resources and make sure they feature in your schemes of work for next year!
Resources for teaching Financial Markets
- This resource examines the nature and impact of mobile banking in LEDCs, specifically Uganda
- Here's a resource that takes a look at the role of London in the world's financial markets
- All analysts who work in financial markets need to spend some time making economic forecasts - this resource encourages students to Forecast the Future for the Chinese Economy
Resources for teaching International Trade
The pattern of International Trade
- How has globalisation changed the pattern of trade, if at all? Here's a resource examining Old and New Trade Routes
- This resource helps students understand the various Stages of Economic Integration - highly topical given the renegotiation of the UK's relationship with the EU!
The European Union
- How does the EU affect our everyday life?
- A resource encouraging students to examine the likely economic impact of Brexit
- There are a couple of resources in this section. Firstly, this resource takes a look at what is meant by Conflict Minerals and Blood Diamonds, and secondly, this resource can be used to explore the extension of the Fair Trade movement with Smartphones.
Resources for teaching Economic Development
Assessing Economic Development, and Development Constraints
- This resource encourages students to Compare the Netherlands with Uganda, and can be followed up with this resource on Assessing Development in Uganda. For a resource on a country whose development is somewhere between that of Uganda and the Netherlands, you could use this resource called Taking Thailand's Temperature.
- We have several resources for exploring the relationship between transport links and economic development. A good place to start would be with this resource examining the relationship between being Landlocked and Development. You could follow this up with a resource analysing the Relationship between Roads and Development, and at a more simple level, the Impact of Owning a Bicycle on Living Standards. Finally, still on the theme of transport and development, here's a resource examining the Impact of air travel on Africa.
- Here's a resource exploring the link between Education and Development
- And a fun resource examining the role that dictators might play in economic development - it's not always bad! Here's Date A Dictator!
- Finally in this section, a Spot the Shenzhen Difference resource - how has this remarkable city changed so quickly?
Policies for Improving Economic Development
- There are two resources linked with Aid - this first one helps students to get to grips with what is meant by the Different Types of Aid, and the second one specifically looks at the link between Savings and Aid in Africa
- Special Economic Zones have been used effectively by China to improve development levels there - this resource looks at whether this policy is deployable elsewhere. It can be followed by this resource that looks in more depth at the role of China in Zambia.
- For something a little more alternative, you could take a look at this resource on How Airport Hubs boost growth and development (taking a close look at Dubai!) and this resource on the Economic Impact of Hosting Sports Events (highly topical with the upcoming 2016 Rio Olympics!)
- These first two resources links contain material from other sources on the internet - Sustainable Development Goals video resources and SDG Data Analysis.
- This resource examines the Impact of Climate Change on the economies featured in the Beyond the Bike journey.
- Here are three specific resources that examine the ivory trade. There's an interactive PowerPoint game - The Price Of Ivory- looking at the impact on the ivory market of various economic shocks and scenarios. There's also a link to a Panorama documentary on the ivory trade. Finally, a policy solution resource which encourages students to use both traditional and behavioural economics solutions to tackling ivory poaching solutions to tackling ivory poaching.
- This resource analyses the Business and Economics of Uber
- And here's a resource looking at the microeconomics underpinning the global Smartphone market - the Global Mobile Economy.
And finally...! You can use this resource as a practice Data Response on the impact of China on the global economy.
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