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Economics of the Crisis - Micro and Macro Aspects [Head Start in A-Level Economics]

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Last updated 11 May 2020

This is the first of six online lessons for Year 11 students covering aspects of the economics of the coronavirus pandemic and global economic crisis.

Huge thanks to Paul Goldsmith who has produced and provided this worksheet to accompany this Head Start lesson. Download it here

Each lesson has three videos along side suggestions for wider reading.

This course has been taught to Year 11 students in recent weeks and these videos are designed to encourage students to think about how the coronavirus pandemic has an impact on so many different parts of the economic system both at a local, national and international level.

Video 1

This is an introductory video to our Head Start in A-Level Economics topic on the 2020 Global Economic Crisis.

Economics of the Crisis - Introduction

Video 2

This video features a range of news headlines relating to the 2020 Global Economic Crisis. Are they related to microeconomics or macroeconomics?

Economics of the Crisis - Micro & Macro Headlines

Video 3

In this part of our Head Start course on the global economic crisis, we look a little more closely at macroeconomics and in particular how the balance of Global GDP is changing between advanced and emerging countries.

Economics of the Crisis - Changing World Economy

Have a go at a topical Kahoot! quiz

Click here to access a Kahoot! quiz

The BBC looks in the video below at the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the global economy. It highlights the extent of the economic impact of the virus across the globe.

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