Workshop Description

The Marvelous World of Economics: Using the MCU to Teach Econ!

This online workshop will make you want to bring all of your variants with you when you attend! Gain ready-to-use activities to teach econ and personal finance using the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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James Madison University Center for Economic Education

Dec 01, 2021
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Registration Deadline: November 30, 2021
Grade Level: High School, Middle School
Potential Recertification Credits: 2

This virtual workshop will give you a something more powerful than the Infinity Stones, the power to grab the attention of a teenager. Bring all of your variables with you to this workshop, no need to worry about creating a Nexus Event!

Topics covered will include:

  • Building a decision making template using super heroes
  • What Iron Man can teach us about competition
  • Using superheroes to introduce substitutes and complements
  • What Thanos can teach about economics
  • Should governments subsidize the movie industry?
  • Protectionism and Wakanda
  • And more!


Instructor: John B. Kruggel, Associate Director
Contact Person:
John B. Kruggel, Associate Director
Center for Economic Education
James Madison University

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