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Plain-English Economics

The Project

We are piloting a project to produce 'plain-English' resources requested by teachers involved in teaching global justice at the post-primary level. These resources are not just helpful for teachers - many adults would also benefit from them as dense, jargony articles are 'accessed-up', clarified and distilled.

We know that a lot of content out there can be long, dense and unsuited to your classroom - despite the information being interesting and relevant to many parts to the curriculum! We know that global justice educators want to use this information in their teaching, but are prevented from doing so because to translate dense reports into usable classroom-content would take far too long, and understandably because they perhaps feel that they don't have the know-how to translate the jargon.

That's where we come in. We have received feedback from teachers that having a bank of 'plain-English' resources based on that more dense content would be beneficial to their teaching practice, so we have been doing some of the translating for you!

See below for our Plain-English Economics content to date. These are all ready to be used in the classroom - by you!

Plain-English Economics 

 

LinkThemes ExploredType
Reprogramming Tax Table QuizTax
Healthcare
Distilled report
Quiz

We need a green fiscal plan to beat twin crises of climate and Covid

Climate Change
Macroeconomics
European Policy
Accessed-up article from the Business Post
Interactive activity

Debt and Covid-19: The Case of Zambia

Debt
Colonialism
Case study (Zambia default)
Reflection

Debt and Covid-19: The Case of Zambia - Crossword

Debt
Colonialism
Crossword

Profiting from the Pandemic: The How and Why of a People's Vaccine

Vaccine Nationalism
Trade
Responsible business
Monopolies
Intellectual property

Case study (TRIPS Waiver)
Definition Matching
Reflection
Moving debate

Why does the UN chief think a debt crisis for the global south is on the way?

Debt
Economic growth
Interest rates
Accessed-up article from Financial Times

How the Pandemic is worsening Inequality

 

Inequality
Labour
Gender
Accessed-up article in video format from Financial Times

What is the proposal for a Global Minimum Tax Rate?
And why is it important for Global Justice?

TaxDistilled articles and activities throughout (worksheet)
Definition-finding
Reflective questions
Debate

 

 

Please email meaghan@financialjustice.ie with any feedback on any of the resources.

Infographics

Vaccine Inequity 1

Vaccine Apartheid 3_V2

Vaccine inequity 2

Vaccine Apartheid 4_V1