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Browse Economics Concepts
Q: If there are more than 1,400 complete lessons on Virtual Economics, why are there also Tips?
A: Tips are quick ideas you can use in class. The lessons involve full-blown activities, including worksheets, lesson plans and visuals.
Q: What are some ways to use the Concept Videos with students?
A: All of the Concept Videos have illustrated narratives that can be used as an introduction or as closure for a concept. Several also have interactive activities. For example, students can drag resources to the correct category, see how interest rates and time affect investment returns and see how long it takes to pay off credit-card balances.
Q: I want to learn more about a particular economic concept. Can Virtual Economics help?
A: Yes. Virtual Economics is organized around 51 important economics and personal finance concepts. First check the Concept Overview for an explanation of the concept and key terms. You can click on those terms for their definitions to appear in the Glossary, or browse the Glossary if you have a certain term in mind. Then play the Concept Video for a more informal explanation of the concept.
Q: How do I access the Glossary?
A: Go to Browse Economics Concepts and click on the tab on the right-hand side of the screen. You can also access the Glossary by clicking on the underlined terms in the Concept Overviews section.
Q: Are the lessons listed under the "Lessons" tab in Browse Economics Concepts different from the lessons in Browse Economics Lessons?
A: No. The "Lessons" tab contains a sub-set of the lessons found under Browse Economics Lessons. The "Lessons" tab has some of the best lessons displayed for each particular concept as selected by a team of curriculum specialists.