Workshop Description


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

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James Madison University Center for Economic Education

May 11, 2016
3:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Ice House
127 West Bruce Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
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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: Lynne Stover, Associate Director for Programs
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Lynne Stover, Associate Director for Programs
Center for Economic Education
James Madison University

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