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Public Goods and Asteroid Defense Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan: The subject of public goods is best taught with examples. But why start with the same old examples, like national defense, which put students to sleep? This creative lesson plan jump starts with the (surprisingly real) danger of an asteroid hitting the earth! If this is such a real danger, why aren't we better prepared for it? The answer is that asteroid defense is a public good. The lesson plan then uses a mix of unique examples, videos, podcasts, and a fun classroom activity to cover the four types of goods: public, private, club, and common.


You can view the lesson plan instructions and materials as a Google Doc or download it as a PDF.


Activity included in this Lesson Plan: Finding Home: What Type of Good Is It?

Gregory Caskey
Economics Teacher


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eloisegilbertEloise Gilbert commented 6 months 1 week ago

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RandyBonnetteRandy Bonnette commented 5 months 1 week ago

I have downloaded the lesson plan in a pdf version. However, we have a Moodle platform for written paper submissions at https://writemyessaytoday.net/ like an editors' WordPress database. We offer new courses of Microeconomics at Millsaps College.

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TakahiroTakamatsuTakahiroTakamatsu commented 1 month 1 week ago

信じられないほどのもの、どうもありがとう。 私はhttps://joypanda.jp/のサイトで日本のギャンブルのファンですが、同時にあなたの記事を読んでうれしいです。 一緒に進めましょう。

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