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Teach the basics with the imaginative Little Book of Economics
An excellent nonfiction book to supplement your textbooks, The Little Book explains basic macroeconomic, finance, and globalization concepts. Read a concise review and get access to guided discussion questions in this issue.

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Welcome to the blogosphere: Connecting technology, economics, and literacy skills
Teachers can find a treasure trove of economic resources in blogs, for use in teaching economic basics. We offer a list of established blogs as well as tips for teachers to help students and classes start their own.

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Battling dads illustrate supply and demand? Using movie clips in the economics classroom
We discusse how clips from popular movies can extend learning beyond the textbook and help teachers reinforce some basic economics concepts.

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"Physical economics": Get students moving while they learn economics
We discuss how clips from popular movies can extend learning beyond the textbook and help teachers reinforce some basic economics concepts.

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Using humor and fiction to teach market basics to middle schoolers
Gary Paulsen's book Lawn Boy is a zany adventure about an enterprising boy looking for a way to make some cash. This book is also an excellent tool for teaching your middle schoolers basic market terms.

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Selling Korean tractors in Italy: Introducing middle school students to global linkages
Reading the apartheid-era Journey to Jo'burg will help your middle school students learn about human capital, especially how apartheid affected the development of human capital. We suggest this book and others for the middle school classroom.

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History, literature, and economics in the middle school classroom
Reading the apartheid-era Journey to Jo'burg will help your middle school students learn about human capital, especially how apartheid affected the development of human capital. We suggest this book and others for the middle school classroom.

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Ready-made current events for the economics classroom
EconSouth, the Atlanta Fed's quarterly economic and business magazine, is a treasure trove of current economic events. This article reviews some of these stories and offers accompanying discussion questions to help economic educators link core economic concepts to the real world.

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I want to study economics, but what do economists do?
Help your economics-loving students learn what they can do with an economics major. This article considers colleges offering degrees in economics as well as the many career paths available to those with an economics degree.

Interview with Nobel Laureate Christopher Sims: What do economists do?

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Health care employment: The prognosis is good
In an economy still struggling to regain jobs, the health care sector has added jobs every month since July 2003, even during the 2007–09 recession. Where are the industry's greatest needs? We summarize and update a third-quarter 2011 EconSouth story.

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Lords of Finance: History, economics, and finance
In 2010, Fed Chairman Bernanke mentioned the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lords of Finance as a resource for helping people understand the recent financial crisis. We review this important book, which chronicles the Great Depression, and offers questions to facilitate classroom discussion.