Before You Watch
Respond to the following questions:
- How do you bring economic concepts to life for your students?
- What is the role of review in learning?
- What are some ways to highlight important concepts at the end of the semester?
- What are some ways to make the review meaningful even after the exam?
- How do you keep students from becoming overwhelmed during a review?
- How do you keep student interest during a review?
- How can teachers help students apply their knowledge outside of the classroom?
Watch the Video
As you watch "Economic Dilemmas and Solutions," take notes on Mr. Page's instructional strategies, particularly the way he makes the review meaningful to students. Write down what you find interesting, surprising, or especially important about the teaching and learning in this lesson.
Reflecting on the Video
Review your notes, then respond to the following questions:
- What struck you about the classroom climate, background, preparation, strategies, and materials used in this lesson?
- How did Mr. Page indicate to students that certain concepts are important to learn?
- Explain how the semester review served more than one purpose.
- Why do you think Mr. Page organized the review around dilemmas?
- What prior experiences do you think students need in order to make a review session like Mr. Page's effective?
- How does Mr. Page determine that students are learning?
- How does Mr. Page set up the lesson to ensure that students both reveiw familiar content and engage in additional learning?
Let's take a second look at Mr. Page's class to focus on specific teaching strategies. Use the video images below to locate where to begin viewing.