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Disney-nomics: Using Short Animations to Teach Economics

Animate your class by using film clips from The Lorax and The Little Mermaid to teach economic concepts.

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University of Lynchburg Center for Economic Education

Nov 10, 2016
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Lynchburg College Hall Ballroom
1501 Lakeside Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24501
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Grade Level: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Middle School
Potential Recertification Credits: 2

Disney animations provide some of the most memorable scenes from childhood.  This workshop will introduce educators to a sampling of how Disney (and Pixar) film clips relate to economics.  Featured titles include The Little Mermaid, Up!, and the Lorax.  The scenes are short, targeted examples designed to illustrate concepts such as supply and demand, financial planning, and scarcity.  Lesson plans are provided for each featured movie clip.


Instructor: Rebecca Booth, Director
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Rebecca Booth, Director
Center for Economic Education
University of Lynchburg

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