Resources for Instructors
Colleges and universities that have used Dollars & Sense books
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This resource page is for instructors looking for ideas about how to use Dollars & Sense books. On this page is a list of colleges and universities where D&S books have been used, syllabi (in pdf form) that include D&S books, and a list of resources that instructors might find useful in their own classrooms. If you would like to have us add something to this page or if you have any inquiries, please contact us.
The following are a list of syllabi that have been used at different univerisites and which have used Dollars & Sense
books either as primary texts, supplementary,
or as a part of a large collection of readings. Please click on the links to see the syllabi.
Poverty and Discrimination
Introduction to Macroeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Money & Banking
Radical Political Economy
Income Inequality, Poverty, and Discrimination
Honors Seminar Program: Conversation about the World
Labor Studies: Labor in the Global Economy
Political Economy: Money, Justice, and Politics
Sociology: Wealth, Poverty, and Inequality
The following is a list of links that will help you with getting up-to-date information on news and issues that revolve around typical topics in Dollars and Sense
textbooks. We recommend visiting our Progressive Resources for Teaching Economics
page for links to progressive articles, books, data centers, programs, and activist organizations. We also encourage you to visit our blog
National Priorities Project
- This website has charts and data showing how much the U.S. spends on the military, and what the opportunity costs would be (in terms of the foregone social spending).
- This quiz, hosted by Redefining Progress
examines the footprint of our lifestyle. It can be used in a discussion that examines the relationship of Economic Growth (or the GDP) with environmental sustainability and well-being.
- At this website, students can enter their zip code and find out information about pollution in their local communities.
Films and Videos
- The Budget Explorer home page presents a brief history of the US Federal Budget. Also has a budget calculator; students can adjust spending and revenues to enable the budget to be in deficit, surplus, or balanced.
- This calculator has a similar feature as the one above, but for the Washington State budget.
The Federal Reserve
- Students can go to the Fed's website to find the most recent Fed chair testimony.
The Global Economy
- Students can enter their zip code and find information on companies that are exporting jobs overseas.