Grade 9-12
On-Demand Webinar

Comparative Economic Systems: Exploring the Big Economic Questions

March 25 7:00-8:00pm ET
Time: 60 mins,
Updated: January 19 2023,
Presenter: Theodore Opderbeck


Teachers will be able to:

  • Learn how to design a series of creative lesson plans that teach students all about economic systems and the means by which societies choose to produce and distribute resources.
  • Learn the key differences among the major types of economic systems.
  • Explore dynamic ways to guide students as they critically examine the strengths and weaknesses of each.

This video is available to view for EconEdLink members only.

In this economics webinar, teachers will design a series of creative lesson plans that teach all about economic systems.


This webinar will introduce teachers to the concept of comparative economic systems. We will examine the key characteristics of traditional, command, market, and mixed economies using real world examples and data. Then, we’ll explore a series of lesson plans and activities that will bring the content to life for students. We will have all the tools we need to actively engage our students as they ponder the three big economic questions every society must answer through dynamic class activities.