Economics Book Club

Tim Harford's "Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy"


9 a.m. Oct. 6, 2020 to Noon Nov. 15, 2020


Online: Link provided to registrants


Middle and High School Teachers:

Back by popular demand. If you are looking for intellectual stimulation and practical content and strategies for teaching economic principles, then this virtual book club is for you!

Join us to explore economic history through Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy by the eminently readable and witty British economist Tim Harford. Through breezy reading and short chapters, he surprises you with the transformative impact of things we usually take for granted. Arizona educators will find fascinating content for middle or high school social studies, history, business, economics, and career-tech ed. 

We will send registrants a copy of the book (either electronic or hard copy, your choice), and host a Google classroom to facilitate discussion. A short kickoff meeting at 4:30 pm on Tuesday October 6 will include dinner (on us!) via Grubhub.

Participation will include three brief written responses and a survey, completion required to receive a certificate and be admitted to future book clubs. 

Hosted by the UA Office of Economic Education, with funding from the Thomas R. Brown Foundation. There is no fee for this program. Note that a personal (non-school) Google Account is necessary to participate. These are free and easily created. 8 professional development hours. 

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