This teaching note describes how to use Drew Carey's short public policy documentaries in the classroom, and as part of a writing assignment for an introductory microeconomics class. Students are challenged to identify the core microeconomic concepts that are relevant to real-world policy matters, including healthcare, immigration and jobs.
JEL Codes: A1, A22
Keywords: Video teaching tools
Commentators on the current state of higher education often point out that most teaching in universities is done the way Socrates did it 2,400 years ago (Vedder, 2004). Recendy, however, a number of writers have begun systematicaUy …