Access, Analyze, Act:From Economic Theory to Financial Reality
Understanding the economy and its many facets can be challenging -- particularly in light of the ongoing economic crisis filled with complicated concepts (e.g., securitization, frozen credit) and economic tools (e.g., derivatives, government bailouts).
In order for high school students to feel invited to access economic information, analyze it, and act on it, they must successfully connect abstract economic principles to tangible, real-world examples. Recognizing relevance in specific manifestations of economic theory will help students better understand the general characteristics of the U.S. market economy. As a result, students will be much more likely to gain meaningful perspective on the constantly evolving economy.
About This Site
This website is made possible by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) as part of an economic collaboration project leveraging public media's local-national structure and editorial expertise.
Twelve public media organizations have formed a tightly linked collaboration to serve the public's need for comprehensive, thoughtful editorial coverage of wide-ranging stories on the American economy and its global implications.
More information about partner projects can be accessed through a project web site at www.economystory.org.