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Simulating A Great Econ Class

Teaching economics is notoriously difficult. The concepts are abstract. The understandings are self-evident but shrouded in jargon. And the real world explanations always come with caveats....

November 4, 2016

Bitcoin

Sometimes history can be witnessed in a transition no one quite grasps at the time. On Tuesday June 17, GPB’s “On the Story” plans to re-air a recent segment on Bitcoin, the virtual money that some...

June 12, 2014

Virtual Field Trip: Ecosystems and Ecotourism in Kenya

Discovery Education and The Nature Conservancy invite you on October 19 at 1:00 PM ET to take your classroom on an amazing Virtual Field Trip of Kenya. You can register online for the free excursion...

October 18, 2012

New GA City for Classroom Inspiration

Last night’s primary elections show that voters have approved a new city in Georgia. In what has been a series of new metro Atlanta cities (Sandy Springs, Johns Creek, Milton, and Chattahoochee...

August 1, 2012

Economics of Genealogy

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is an impressive historian. He has managed to make ancestry and genealogy mainstream, hip, and important with his previous two biographical PBS programs African American...

May 17, 2012

Happy 200th Birthday, Mr. Dickens!

February 7 marks Charles Dickens' 200th birthday. An English author from the Victorian period, Dickens continues to be widely popular for his iconic novels and characters. His great works were not...

February 6, 2012