Inflation and Bubbles and Tulips

If a country needs more money, they should just print more currency, right? Not exactly. Learn about the economic ramifications of inflation and deflation with an engaging video from Crash Course Economics.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have young economists watch the video at home or on individual tablets for a flipped classroom activity
  • Conduct a hands-on inflation experience in an economics class with an increasing amount of play money and limited goods for learners to buy
Classroom Considerations
  • Part of a larger series on economics
  • Video is over 10 minutes long; consider pausing at key moments to reinforce concepts
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Applies real-life examples to common economic questions
  • Encourages critical thinking and awareness
Cons
  • None