An economics lesson often involves charts and graphs to demonstrate data, but it also helps to show the people, companies, and governments that the data represents. Reffonomics is full of the kind of visual lessons that good economics teaching requires.

Developed by an accomplished educator named Steven Reff, the site features interactive lessons that work like slide shows, advancing with a click of the mouse. The lessons are colorful, visual, and often repeat key concepts so students know what’s important. The topics range from the basic “What is Economics?” to advanced concepts that would fit in an AP Microeconomics or Macroeconomics course. In fact, due to Mr. Reff’s experience as an AP consultant, many of the lessons align with AP standards.

These lessons are great for illustrating topics that might otherwise be a challenge for students to understand. You can also share links to the lessons so students can watch on their own.


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