'Plain English' Economics
Between January and May 2021, we piloted a project to produce 'plain-English' resources that were requested by teachers involved in teaching global justice at the post-primary level. Feedback from teachers and educators was that they needed more jargon-free, accessible current-affairs content for the classroom - and we listened!
This project has now been funded for a second year, and we will be producing five more 'Plain English Economics' resources on a variety of topics, such as the new tax rules, vulture funds, climate finance and more.
You can find them in the 'resource finder' on our website by searching 'Plain English Economics' under 'type'.
See below for our Plain English Economics content to date. These are ready to be used in the classroom.
Plain English Economics
Tax, Debt, Interest
|Teacher/educator resource with video, quiz and follow up activities|
|Reprogramming Tax Table Quiz||Tax, Healthcare||Distilled report|
|Accessed-up article from the Business Post|
|Debt, Colonialism||Case study (Zambia default)|
Vaccine, Nationalism, Trade
Case study (TRIPS Waiver)
|Debt, Economic growth|
|Accessed-up article from Financial Times|
|Accessed-up article in video format from Financial Times|
|Tax||Distilled articles and activities throughout (worksheet)|
|Austerity, Inequality||Distilled working paper and essay from the Third World Network|
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any feedback on any of the resources.