Make ecomics resonate to high school students. This practical handbook will help ecomics and social studies teachers foster critical thinking by introducing students to the real-life dimensions of the major controversies in contemporary ecomics. Filled with useful teaching tips and user-friendly information on finding engaging materials and activities for the classroom, the book also includes detailed coverage of the Voluntary National Content Standards for ecomics. Introducing Ecomics is a one-stop resource for high school teachers who want to make ecomics relevant to their students' lives. It includes more than 50 sections with lists of suggested Activities and Resources, many with Internet links. It features boxed Hints for Clear Teaching tips for presenting particularly difficult topics. It provides an antated resource guide to more than 30 organizations involved in ecomics education, with associated Internet links. It follows the flow of topics in a typical ecomics course. It addresses real-life topics that are igred or glossed-over in traditional textbooks - ecomics and the environment, the distribution of income and wealth, discrimination, labor unions, globalization, the power of corporations, and more. It offers critical guidance for meeting all 20 Voluntary National Content Standards in ecomics, and also provides an overview of the political and intellectual history and contemporary state of ecomics education.