Teaching with Scenes from the Movie
There are a variety of scenes from the movie that demonstrate foundational economic concepts, which could explain why economic educators rated it among the Top 10 films for teaching economics. Below we highlight scenes from the film that are hosted on Critical Commons for educators to download. Critical Commons provides educators with a special account that allows them to download the files directly from their site. Once downloaded, these files can be embedded in your course slides for a more seamless presentation.
There are a variety of ways to teach with media in the classroom. Educators can integrate these clips with think-pair-share activities, follow-up with questions using a classroom response system, or could allow for open discussion afterward. The Science Education Research Center (SERC) at Carleton College provides a variety of resources for faculty who are interested in effective pedagogy techniques.