Version 1.0 (September 2020)
This lesson is a creative way to look at the limitations of the model of humanity at the heart of mainstream economics - rational economic man, or ‘homo economicus’. The lesson centres around the video Humanity vs Rational Economic Man: A Puppet Rap Battle and the students are invited to review historical and academic sources that underpin the lyrics of the rap. The lesson can be done as one 90 minute lesson or as a pre-class homework and a single 45 minute lesson. There is also the opportunity for further creative projects for students to write and perform their own rap battles.
Educators | Students aged 16+
45 - 90 minutes
10 - 50
Original animation idea, storyline, references and lesson plan, Kate Raworth
Lesson plan written by Rob Shorter and Kate Raworth at DEAL
Puppet designer Emma Powell
Songwriter Simon Panrucker
Additional contributions from Andrew Fanning, Carlota Sanz, Peter Bullock and Stephanie Leite
Open the lesson plan in Google Docs
Open the lyrics to the rap in Google Docs
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Les Houches, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
My objectives : improve my knowledge of change, take action through the pedagogy of change and resilience
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London, England, United Kingdom
I'd like to bring doughnut economics into my KS3 Geography / KS5 Politics curriculum. Keen to collaborate with other educators.