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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Fidelity Fiduciary Bank (Mary Poppins)

Thanks to Brian O’Roark and Dirk Mateer for creating this video. The bankers singing the song Fidelity Fiduciary Bank in the movie version of Mary Poppins provide a perfect example of how lending and saving go hand in hand to facilitate investment. This is a rare song that includes the topic of compound interest and […]

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Shipyard (The Last Ship)

The musical The Last Ship is set in Wallsend, England.  In this town, there is one shipyard that will close in the near future. The workers sing about how “the only life we’ve known is in the shipyard”. With the closing of the shipyard, the workers will be unemployed. If their skills don’t translate easily into […]

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The Winner Takes It All (Mamma Mia)

The singer, Donna is singing to her one-time romantic partner.  In singing “The Winner Takes it All”, she is implying that romantic relationships are a zero-sum game, that one person’s gains are another person’s losses.  This is an incorrect view, as consenting relationships must provide benefits to both parties.   Discussion Questions for “The Winner Takes […]

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Welcome to the Renaissance (Something Rotten)

This song sets the stage for Something Rotten (the musical), but it also gives us insight into an interesting period of time. Many new products were invented during the renaissance period. These new products improved the well-being of society dramatically, and include the printing press and improved methods of freezing food products. Discussion Questions for […]

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