How can you make topics like debt-equity ratio, gross domestic product, inflationary tendencies and price elasticity interesting to teenagers? For Mr. Ostick's AP Economics classes, they're doing it by writing songs and creating music videos about these and other topics (though it must be hard to find words that rhyme with 'economist').
The Economics students have entered their capitalist-focused videos in the 2012 AP Econ Music Video Competition, a worldwide music video contest, as their 3rd quarter project. "Here are our students at their best as they show that AP Economics rocks," said John Ostick, Malvern's AP Economics teacher and the East Coast judge of the video contest.
The YouTube contest was organized by Jacob Clifford, a young, enthusiastic AP Economics teacher from San Pasqual Public High School in San Diego, CA. Since 2009, he has been making YouTube
videos to help students understand economic concepts. This week, students and teachers all over the world will be able to vote for the video that they like best. Voting
ends on March 30. After voting ends, a panel of judges will look at the results and determine the top music videos. The winners will be contacted and the results posted on April 2.
Malvern's videos are embedded below. To cast a vote, click here
Fiscal Policies - Team Greskoff
Graphs, Graphs, Graphs Rap - Team Aceto
What Is Debt? - Team Tran
Econ-In-The-Mix - Team Gonzalez
AP Economics Make It Change - Team Sassano
Graphs: That's Econ In My Veins, Baby! - Team DeStefano
Keep the Money in Our GDP - Team McGlynn
AP Econ - I'll Make An Economist Out of You - Team Glocke
One Economy- Team McDonough