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Blankets and Bedding (Come From Away)

When emergency strikes on September 11, 2001, a community steps up to help. There are several hundred people need assistance through a place to stay and essential supplies, which increases the demand for many goods! Learn about principles of demand and supply, as well as what the shop owner does to help alleviate the increased […]

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Barbara 2.0 (Beetlejuice)

Barbara and Adam are in their attic looking over their belongings. Barbara first realizes, followed by Adam, that they no longer get the same enjoyment from these as she once did. This can be explained using the principles of tastes and preferences as well as an introduction to utility, which will be explored in this […]

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Stuck (Groundhog Day)

Stuck (Groundhog Day) What are the value of credentials? When Phil Connor needs psychiatric help, he runs into all sorts of people willing to help —- but not all have the training he might have wanted. Learn about credentials – and government mandates on them – in this video. Warning- Explicit Content (Profanity) Discussion Questions […]

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Anything You Can Do (Annie Get Your Gun)

In “Anything You Can Do”, Annie Oakley and Frank Butler playfully claim they can outdo each other with increasingly complex tasks. From singing softly to buying cheaply, Annie and Frank assure the other that they can complete the given task(s) best (with the exception of baking a pie). This song connects to the introductory economics […]

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Almost Real (Bridges of Madison County)

In “Almost Real”, Francesca is singing about how she came to America while reflecting on her life in Italy as a girl and young woman. As a young woman in Italy, Francesca was expected to act promiscuously in order to attract numerous male partners. However, Francesca decides to “go against the grain” and remain reserved […]

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My House (Matilda)

In “My House”, Miss Honey reflects on the ownership of and belongings within her home – an old shed. Although her housing is meager, Miss Honey is content and happy. She continually reassures herself: “It isn’t much but it is enough for me” as she sings about her gratitude for her roof, pillow, lamp, etc. […]

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Where You Are (Moana)

In “Where You Are” Chief Tui of the island of Motunui is explaining to his daughter, Moana, how the islanders work and live together. Chief Tui sings: “The village of Motunui is all you need… We share everything we make.” However, the village’s resources are scarce – there are no more fish to be caught […]

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Beauty School Dropout (Grease)

In “Beauty School Dropout”, Frenchy is seeking advice after recently failing all of her classes and dropping out of beauty school. The heavenly Teen Angel accompanied by back-up singing angels visit Frenchy to provide her some life advice. Within the lyrics, the Teen Angel suggests that Frenchy goes back to high school since she has […]

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