The textbooks are supported by many supplemental materials, which I have developed and/or edited, are designed to help instructors quickly customize their courses and enhance student learning. To receive a copy of the textbooks or access to MyEconLab (and supplements), please contact Claire Varley, Marketing Manager at Pearson Canada at

Material Description

Instructors Manual

The Instructor’s Manual (IM) will assist you in preparing for and teaching this course, whether you are a neophyte teaching the course for the first time, or an experienced instructor looking for ways to enliven your classroom or to adapt to the growing world of fully or partially online courses. The IM is organized by chapter, paralleling the textbook organization.

To make it easy and efficient for you to customize your lectures, each chapter includes an overview and concise summary of the main ideas, concepts and key graphs. You will find class discussion questions and answers to the student Refresh questions for each chapter.

Whether you are teaching 30 students or 500, we provide proven strategies for enhancing the interactivity of your classroom or online environment. Strategies, current discussion topics, economic data, and media stories will be updated regularly on my teaching blog.

Instructor’s Manual Sample (Chapter 4)

PowerPoint Presentations

The PowerPoint® slides are a set of lectures based on the textbook content, paralleling the Chapter Summary found in the end-of-chapter Study Guide material. Professor Cohen selected, developed, and edited all of the content in the slides to allow you to be able to prepare and present a focused and manageable lecture without having to wade through an excessive number of slides. You can, of course, still elaborate on each slide’s material. The parallels between the slides and the Study Guide’s Chapter Summary make it easier for students to connect the textbook material, your classroom presentation, and the Study Guide exercises.

The design of the slides matches the textbook design so students connect more easily the material they have read and the content of your classroom presentation. The font sizes of the slides have been tested for readability from the back of a 500-seat lecture hall as well as on mobile devices. The graphs’ slides are dynamic — as you click through them, curves shift and new equilibrium points appear.

The primary Lecture deck is a curated set of slides set up as I teach the chapter. Most analytical graphs have transitions that appear (like shifting curves) as you click through. (ppsx)

The secondary deck contains alternative versions of graphs in the lecture deck – e.g., smaller-sizes of graphs in the Lecture deck but paired with tables of numbers; Figures in the textbook that contain multiple graphs. Also included are all textbook Refresh Questions, which you can add to show how to work through the problem or to stimulate a discussion about the answer. (ppsx)

Narrated Dynamic Graphs

The PowerPoint graphs, built from the textbook graphic files, are the basis of the Narrated Dynamic Graphs. For each analytical graph in the textbook, there is a short MP4 video. In a voice-over, Professor Cohen talks the student through the meaning of the graph, and traces shifts of curves and changes in outcomes. There is a moving cursor directing students’ attention to the portion of the graph being discussed in the narration. These MP4 files, which tell the story of each graph, can be viewed online or downloaded to a student’s computer or mobile device.

Pearson TestGen

Professor Cohen created or edited all multiple choice and true/false questions in the testbank. Multiple choice questions have five good choices. “None of the above” and “All of the above” are actually used as correct answers, and sometimes the fifth choice is humorous. Questions are classified by level of difficulty (1 – 3) and as recall or analytical.

This computerized test item file enables instructors to view and edit existing test questions, add questions, generate tests, and print tests in a variety of formats. Powerful search and sort functions make it easy to locate questions and arrange them in any order desired. TestGen also enables instructors to administer tests on a local area network, have the tests graded electronically, and have the results prepared in electronic or printed reports.

These questions are also available in MyTest, which is available through MyEconLab at

TestGen will be available Spring 2015.


Pearson Canada’s online resource, MyEconLab, offers instructors and students all of their resources in one place, written and designed to accompany this text. MyEconLab creates a perfect pedagogical loop that provides not only text specific assessment and practice problems, but also tutorial support to make sure students learn from their mistakes. At the core of MyEconLab are the following features:
Dynamic Study Modules

Canadian study modules allow students to work through groups of question and check their understanding of foundational Economics topics. As students work through questions, the Dynamic Study Modules assess their knowledge and only show questions that still require practice. Dynamic Study Modules can be completed online using your computer, tablet, or mobile device.
Learning Catalytics

Learning Catalytics is a “bring your own device” student engagement, assessment, and classroom intelligence system. It allows instructors to engage students in class with a variety of questions types designed to gauge student understanding.
Study Plan

As students work through the Study Plan, they can clearly see which topics they have mastered — and, more importantly, which they need to work on. Each question has been carefully written to match the concepts, language, and focus of the text, so students can get an accurate sense of how well they’ve understood the chapter content.
Adaptive Assessment

Integrated directly into the MyEconLab Study Plan, Pearson’s adaptive assessment is the latest technology for individualized learning and mastery. As students work through each question, they are provided with a custom learning path tailored specifically to the concepts they need to practise and master.
Unlimited Practice

Most Study Plan exercises contain algorithmically generated values to ensure that students get as much practice as they need. Every problem links students to learning resources that further reinforce the concepts they need to master.
Auto-Graded Tests and Assignments

MyEconLab comes with two preloaded Sample Tests for each chapter. Students can use these tests for self assessment and obtain immediate feedback. Instructors can assign the Sample Tests or use them along with Test Bank questions or their own exercises to create tests or quizzes.
Learning Resources

Each assessment contains a link to the eText page that discusses the concept being applied. Students also have access to guided solutions, dynamic narrated graphs, news feeds, and glossary flash cards.
Experiments in MyEconLab

Experiments are a fun and engaging way to promote active learning and mastery of important economic concepts. Pearson’s Experiments program is flexible and easy for instructors and students to use. They include single-player experiments that allow students to play against virtual players from anywhere at any time and multiplayer experiments allow you to assign and manage a real-time experiment with your class.