Objective: Forward - Chapter 3 "Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science" is a nonfiction book by Charles Wheelan. In it, Wheelan takes the subject of economics and breaks it down so that the average reader can understand what makes an economy thrive or fail. It offers insight into morals, ethics and regulations associated with economic decisions. In this lesson, students are introduced to the book and will research and discuss author Charles Wheelan.
1) 1) Teacher Lecture: Introduce the students to the book and author. "Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science" is a basic, easy-to-understand introduction to finance and economics by Charles Wheelan.
2) Research Activity: Allow students time in the beginning of class to conduct independent research on the author and economist Charles Wheelan. What publications has Wheelan written for? How many books has he published?
3) Group Activity: Following the research activity, students are to gather into small groups of 3-4 each to...
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