John Maynard Keynes Teacher Resources
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"Fear the Boom and Bust" a Hayek vs. Keynes Rap Anthem
8 mins 11th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Opt out of another dry economics lesson with this crazy video featuring a performance and rap song about the contributions and theories of economists Friedrich Hayek and John Maynard Keynes. The primary topic of focus is a boom and bust...
Fight of the Century: Keynes vs. Hayek Round Two
10 mins 10th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
In a witty and entertaining video, world-renowned economists John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich Hayek come to life and debate impact of government spending on the economy through the medium of a rap song and metaphor of a boxing match.
Robert Skidelsky on Keynesian Economics - It's All About Spending
15 mins 10th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Get the full scoop on John Maynard Keynes and the origins of his incredible influence on macroeconomics and the role of government. British economist Robert Skidelsky offers unique insight into Keynesian economics and its fundamental...
An Intro to Keynes’s The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money
3 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
How quickly can an economy recover from a shock? John Maynard Keynes challenges the classical economist view of a self-correcting economy with his 1936 work, The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money. A short view features the...
Economic Schools of Thought
10 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and John Maynard Keynes held different beliefs about economic systems that evolved from their predecessors, and then shaped by their countries' economic situations. A video from Crash Course Economics explains the...
“In Memoriam:” Influential Economists and Their Theories
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Here is a great activity that will help your class members review the theories of classic economists regarding markets, competition, and individual initiative. After dividing into groups, learners will plan a eulogy to celebrate the life...
The Worldly Philosophers by Robert Louis Heilbroner
10th - Higher Ed
CliffsNotes provides a list of study questions to help your high schoolers grapple with The Worldly Philosophers. Some of them are simple and straight forward, while others offer an opportunity to dig in deeper! Consider printing this...
Keynes vs. Hayek: Rise of the Chicago School of Economics
9th - 12th
Students determine differences between Keynes' and Hayek's economic philosophies. They describe economic freedom according to Hayek, as current economists describe it, then explain how Keynes' economic policies could limit economic...