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What is EcoNetflix?
EcoNetflix is a website that offers lesson plans based on clips from Netflix series or movies. We have selected popular series/movies and memorable scenes to leverage student interest in Netflix for teaching economic concepts. Discussion questions and exercises directly relate to our selected Netflix Originals series and movies and can be used for classroom discussions and activities. Don’t hesitate to contact us for answer keys. Through the numerous clips available, students completing principles and upper-level economics courses are exposed to a wide range of economics concepts from series and movies filmed worldwide.
Teaching material is broken down by series/movies and economics concepts to ease navigation on our website. We also strongly recommend reading our website’s How to Teach section before using our material in the classroom. We also encourage material submissions from educators who have developed their resources from Netflix Originals creations on our contact page.
The Economics discipline has a well-documented diversity problem (Allgood et al., 2019; Bayer and Rouse, 2016; Bayer et al., 2020a); most economics classrooms are no different (Bayer et al., 2020b). Using material from Netflix can help promote diversity and inclusion in our classroom. A step in the right direction is to follow Al-Bahrani’s (2022) advice that the diversity of our students should be reflected in the content presented. In other words, instructors should increase representation in their teaching material. So, because it provides original content from every continent, Netflix is an ideal candidate to generate content from.
Using Netflix clips as a teaching tool can also foster student motivation and increase engagement while exposing students to people, languages, and cultures from all over the world. The resources we provide on this website come from a diverse pool of regions, including Africa, Asia, Australia, the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East, allowing instructors to take their students on a learning journey through the continents, exposing them to various forms of diversity such as languages, cultural, ethnic, and sexual identities.
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The clips come from a diverse pool of regions, including shows filmed in Africa, Asia, Australia, the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East. Our goal was to create a learning journey through the continents.