The Avengers video was also a hit - relevant to the unit and to what the kids care about. 

Donita C., USA 

Video: Relate the global economy to students’ lives 

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Game: Guess at the effects of creative destruction

These resources are brilliant. How engaging and relevant. Hooks them right in. 

Lorna W., Australia 

Culminating Project: Apply these concepts to career choices

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1) Fill out this form to request curriculum and answer keys.

2) MRU will verify you’re an instructor.


3) MRU will send you an email with assignments and answer keys in the format that matches your preferences. There will be detailed instructions on how to load this into your learning platform.


4) If you have any questions, 
email us!

Technical Info

• Google Docs-based materials for easy editing and adaptation.

• If you’re using Google Classroom, multiple-choice questions will be provided in Google Forms for easy integration of and auto-grading in Google Classroom.

• Assignments available in other formats to ease grading in other learning management systems.

I liked the way the lessons ended up with the students examining their own college majors and career paths. 

Richard P., USA 

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Help students navigate tomorrow’s economy

• 100% Free  

• University or High School 

• Easy to Use for Virtual Classes 

Get Curriculum Now
ONLINE CURRICULUM

Teacher Friendly

No grading. Simple to use. This 
Google doc-based curriculum integrates with a variety of 
classroom technology.  

Relevant

Guide your students on their decisions of education and career in a rapidly changing economy. 

100% Online

Easily deploy this material during COVID-19. 

In partnership with:

Online Version   |

In-Class Version
Get Curriculum Now

Get Started!

Get Curriculum Now

Get Started!

Get Curriculum Now

Get Started!

Creators

Tyler Cowen 
Professor of Economics

Mix and match what works for you out of this five-day online curriculum.

Applicable University Courses:

• Principles of Microeconomics

• Principles of Macroeconomics

• Survey of Economics

Applicable High School Courses:

• AP World History 

• AP US History

• AP Geography 

• AP Microeconomics

• AP Macroeconomics

• High School Economics

• Social Studies 

• Personal Finance 

Curriculum Overview

See Standards Alignments

Ian Bremmer 
Political Scientist

Day 1 

Avengers: The Story of Globalization 
What is globalization and how universal is it?

Activity
Explore a real-world global supply chain to find out how many people and places are involved in making a pair of Nike Air Jordans.

30 MINS

Video + Comprehension Q’s
Discover how the worldwide success of the Avengers helps us better understand globalization and its history.

15 MINS

Day 2 

Creative Destruction: Technology and Trade  
What is creative destruction and what is its 
relationship to globalization? 

Video + Comprehension Q’s
Explore the two sides of creative destruction through the fall of Kodak and the rise of Instagram.

15 MINS

Game
Guess the effects of creative destruction on agricultural jobs, TV prices, and more.

15 MINS

Challenge Questions
Multiple-choice

5 MINS

Day 3 

The Elephant Graph   
Who benefits most from globalization? 

Video + Comprehension Q’s
Explore how globalization has affected wage growth among different groups of people.

15 MINS

Activity
Interpret the elephant graph. 

30 MINS

Challenge Questions
Multiple-choice

5 MINS

Day 4 

The Economics of Choosing the Right Career   
How will globalization impact labor markets?  

Game
Guess how the wages of high school and college grads have fared over time.

10 MINS

Activity
Find salary estimates, likelihood of automation, and more, for a variety of careers.

30 MINS

Day 5 

How to Navigate a Globalized Economy  
How can we navigate the economy of a globalized world?  

Video + Comprehension Q's
Understand how supply and demand in the labor market can better inform education and career choices.

15 MINS

Culminating Project
Create a presentation that applies previous learning to personal career decisions.

45 MINS

The Avengers video was also a hit - relevant to the unit and to what the kids care about. 

Donita C., USA

Video: Relate the global economy to students’ lives

Game: Guess at the effects of creative destruction

These resources are brilliant. How engaging and relevant. Hooks them right in. 

Lorna W., Australia

Culminating Project: 
Apply these concepts to career choices

I liked the way the lessons ended up with the students examining their own college majors and career paths. 

Richard P., USA

Technical Info

• Google Docs-based materials for easy editing and adaptation.

• If you’re using Google Classroom, multiple-choice questions will be provided in Google Forms for easy integration of and auto-grading in Google Classroom.

• Assignments available in other formats to ease grading in other learning management systems.

Getting Started

1) Fill out this form to request curriculum 
and answer keys.

2) MRU will verify you’re an instructor.


3) MRU will send you an email with assignments and answer keys in the format that matches your preferences. There will be detailed instructions on how to load this into your learning platform.


4) If you have any questions, 
email us!

Outstanding videos and practice questions - nothing like it anywhere. This is reshaping how I teach and what I teach - I have shared it with my colleagues. Thank you for your forward-thinking approach to teaching.

– Dave S., Canada

I've found this new format (connecting video-homework-multiple choice, etc. in a "pill" format) absolutely terrific! 

– Mario S., Spain 

My students loved the globalization lessons. They were really engaged and particularly liked the videos.  

– Kathleen B., USA

I love it! It looks like so much fun to teach. I can't wait.

– Joe P., USA

Globalization is a huge curriculum need. This fills the void.

– Michelle C., USA 

I really enjoyed the curriculum as it made globalization real for the students.

– Michael S., USA 

I will 100% be replacing my current unit on globalization with this!

– Kyle D., USA 

– Testimonials –

Outstanding videos and practice questions - nothing like it anywhere. 
This is reshaping how I teach and what 
I teach - I have shared it with my colleagues. Thank you for your forward-thinking approach to teaching.

– Dave S., Canada

I've found this new format (connecting video-homework-multiple choice, etc. in 
a "pill" format) absolutely terrific! 

– Mario S., Spain 

My students loved the globalization lessons. They were really engaged and particularly liked the videos.  

– Kathleen B., USA

I love it! It looks like so much fun to teach. I can't wait.

– Joe P., USA

Globalization is a huge curriculum need. This fills the void.

– Michelle C., USA

I really enjoyed the curriculum as it made globalization real for the students.

– Michael S., USA

I will 100% be replacing my current unit on globalization with this!

– Kyle D., USA

– Testimonials –

Curriculum Overview

Mix and match what works for you out of this five-day online curriculum.

Day 1 

Avengers: The Story of Globalization 
What is globalization and how universal is it? 

Activity
Explore a real-world global supply chain to find out how many people and places are involved in making a pair of Nike Air Jordans.

30 MINS

Video + Comprehension Q’s
Discover how the worldwide success of the Avengers helps us better understand globalization and its history.

15 MINS

Day 2 

Creative Destruction: Technology and Trade  
What is creative destruction and what is its 
relationship to globalization? 

Video + Comprehension Q’s
Explore the two sides of creative destruction through the fall of Kodak and the rise of Instagram.

15 MINS

Game
Guess the effects of creative destruction on agricultural jobs, TV prices, and more.

15 MINS

Challenge Questions
Multiple-choice

5 MINS

Day 3 

The Elephant Graph   
Who benefits most from globalization? 

Video + Comprehension Q’s
Explore how globalization has affected wage growth among different groups of people.

15 MINS

Activity
Interpret the elephant graph. 

30 MINS

Challenge Questions
Multiple-choice

5 MINS

Day 4 

The Economics of Choosing the Right Career   
How will globalization impact labor markets?  

Game
Guess how the wages of high school and college grads have fared over time.

10 MINS

Activity
Find salary estimates, likelihood of automation, and more, for a variety of careers.

30 MINS

Day 5 

How to Navigate a Globalized Economy  
How can we navigate the economy of a globalized world?  

Video + Comprehension Q's
Understand how supply and demand in the labor market can better inform education and career choices.

15 MINS

Culminating Project
Create a presentation that applies previous learning to personal career decisions.

45 MINS

Applicable University Courses:

• Principles of Microeconomics

• Principles of Macroeconomics

• Survey of Economics

Applicable High School Courses:

• AP World History 

• AP US History

• AP Geography 

• AP Microeconomics

• AP Macroeconomics

• High School Economics

• Social Studies 

• Personal Finance 

See Standards Alignments

Creators

Tyler Cowen 
Professor of Economics

Ian Bremmer 
Political Scientist