Assignment: The “Big Mac” Index

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Young economists learn about the method of predicting changes in the exchange rate with Big Macs in an instructional video. After an understanding the index, learners write a post on a discussion board and respond to class members' posts as well.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use during a unit on global economics
  • Have scholars create an additional discussion board posting about an observation they made after learning the material and discussing more in class
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires Internet access to complete the activity
Pros

  • Builds media literacy skills
  • Enhances writing and research abilities
Cons

  • None