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Discussion Questions for Freakonomics

Instructor: Grace Pisano

Grace has a bachelor's degree in history and a master's degree in teaching. She previously taught high school in several states around the country.

After reading Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner with your high school students, use the following discussion questions to help students think critically about what they learned.

Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner

In 2005, economist Steven Levitt collaborated with author Stephen J. Dubner to write a book entitled Freakonomics. The goal of the book was to teach people to think critically about the economic decisions they made and how those decisions would go on to influence other areas of their life. This book is appropriate and relatable to high school or post-secondary students. Although these questions were designed with the book in mind, most could also be used after watching the film (of the same name), which came out in 2010.

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