'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 a post-primary level. Feedback from teachers and educators was that they needed more jargon-free, accessible 'straight talking' current-affairs content for the classroom - and we listened!
This project has now been funded for a second year and five more 'Plain English Economics' resources on a variety of topics, such as the new tax rules, vulture funds, climate finance and more have been added below (June 2022).
See below for our 'ready to use' Plain English Economics content. These handy teaching materials are now ready to be used in the classroom.
Plain English Economics
Tax, Debt, Eonomics, IMF
|Teacher/educator learning resource on the formation of the World Bank and IMF, Wall Street Crash and The Great Depression|
Post-war growth, Inflation. Stagnation, Tax, Bretton Woods and Smithsonian Agreements
|Teacher/educator resources on Golden Age of Capitalism and The Nixon Shock|
Finance, Debt, Lending and Growth, Wall Street, Structural Adjustment Programmes, The Volcker Shock, IMF
|Teacher/Educator resources on oil price hike and 'gassless Sundays' and stagflation; Wall Street lending|
Finance, Debt, Economics,
|Teacher/educator resource with True/False quiz and discussion and resource activities|
Tax, Debt, Interest
|Teacher/educator learning 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.