If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Students will be able to relate the main themes of the text to contemporary concerns and personal history.
Students will learn how conventional wisdom is often false and that things aren’t quite what they seem.
Students will learn how incentives lie at the root of most human behavior, and that incentives can act in unintended ways.
Students will learn that economics seeks to explain the actual world, without concern for moral posturing.
Students will learn the difference between cause and correlation, and how people often derive cause...