It's All Greek to Me: Understanding the Debt Crisis in Europe
Why is Greece experiencing a major financial crisis? How are its fiscal woes connected to the rest of the European Union, Europe and global financial markets? In this lesson, students complete a List/Group/Label activity to familiarize themselves with key terms, then research a single term further in order to teach their classmates about it. They then create a math or financial problem that demonstrates how the term "works." They not only become conversant with the European crisis but also develop financial literacy by putting key economic terms in context.
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Economics, Current Events/issues, Mathematics, Writing (composition)
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