Tuesday, December 11, 2012

"The story of stuff" -- a great resource for economics teachers and students

While reading George Monbiot's column (published in today's Guardian), I followed his footnote to this great site that I hadn't seen before: The Story of Stuff Project. I watched their first 20 minute video of the same name -- thought provoking stuff! Perfect to show to my introductory economic class next term just after they've read the chapter on 'resource maintenance' and are doing the one on consumption and consumerism (in Microeconomics in Context, by Goodwin, Nelson, Ackerman, & Weisskopf).

There's a series of other videos, all with annotated transcripts freely available, where sources and more background information is given. A great resource!


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