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It's a small (and often shaky) world after all: Exogenous shocks in a global economy
Japan's triple disaster this past March took a horrific human toll and shook up economies around the world. Read how this exogenous shock disrupted the manufacturing sector in the United States.

Interview with Nobel Laureate Christopher Sims: Impact of globalization

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Using multimedia—and T-shirts—to teach globalization
A variety of resources, including books, podcast, videos—and even the Made in tags attached to your students T-shirts—can launch your classroom discussions about globalization. Read more in the newest Extra Credit.

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Share the Wealth: Teaching tips for international economics
As world trade shrinks the world, students must understand the basic concepts of international trade and global trade policies. Read this article to learn how other teachers use creative teaching methods to enhance their teaching of international economics.

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Upcoming Classroom Economist: Making sense of unemployment metrics
Unemployment, most frequently used to measure the health of the economy, is a cornerstone in the study of macroeconomics. But can students make sense of the way it is measured and recorded? Coming in first-quarter 2012, the Classroom Economist will explain.

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Beyond the economic textbook: Using popular nonfiction in the classroom
Looking for a way to take your class beyond the standard textbook? Engage your students while introducing them to real-world applications of economic theories by using popular nonfiction books on economics.

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Share the Wealth: Teaching economics and personal finance concepts to middle school students
Middle school teachers: take your teaching to the next level by sharing important life skills information with your students. This month, two southeastern educators share their ideas for ways to integrate economics and personal finance into the curriculum.

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Many styles, one goal: Using learning style theory to achieve academic success in the middle grades
Middle schoolers come in all shapes, sizes, and colors—and they all approach learning in their own ways. This article looks at how some teachers handle different learning styles in the classroom.

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Understanding monetary policy: Online tools from the Classroom Economist
One of the most important concepts for students to learn, monetary policy is also one of the most difficult. The fourth-quarter edition of the Classroom Economist will provide numerous resources, including an economist's perspective, to help improve students' comprehension.

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Evening with the Fed: After the storm—The long road to economic recovery
The Atlanta Fed and its branches invite you to join us at one of our annual Evening with the Fed events. Topics will include the national economic update and outlook, local and regional economic overview, and the Fed's actions to support the economy.

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The case of the ailing economy
How do you engage your students in a real discussion of current economic conditions? Make the discussion a project. Here is an activity that gets them to hone their critical thinking skills.

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Coming soon: Teach and learn with the Classroom Economist: Fractional reserve banking
Everyone knows what a bank is, but does everyone know how banks work? What happens to your deposit after you leave the bank? The third edition of the Classroom Economist looks into the fractional reserve banking system.

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Share the Wealth: Three teachers' strategies for presenting circular flow
How many young consumers ponder the economic relationships between businesses and households? How many understand that this interaction is essential for market economies to function? Three Atlanta-area teachers share lessons and strategies for teaching circular flow.