'Plain-English' Economics

The Project

Between January and May 2021 we piloted a project to produce 'plain-English' resources requested by teachers involved in teaching global justice at the post-primary level. Feedback from teachers was that they needed more jargon-free, accessible current-affairs content for the classroom - and we listened!

Luckily thsi project has been funded for a second year, so between December 2021 and May 2022 we will be producing 9 more 'Plain English Economics' resources; about 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 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

Global austerity alert! 'Looming public budget cuts' after covid-19, and alternative pathways.

 

Austerity
Inequality
Distilled working paper and essay from the Third World Network

 

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