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How the Dutch Are Reshaping Their Post-Pandemic Recovery

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  • This video is about doughnut economics and changing from a goal of growth in GDP to a goal of thriving within our planet's boundaries.
Teaching Tips


  • The video does a nice job of explaining the concept of doughnut economics.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should be familiar with GDP and other economic measures.
  • The beginning and end of this video is an introduction to doughnut economics. The middle part of the video focuses on how doughnut economics is being applied to Amsterdam in the Netherlands.


  • This video could be used in social studies, economics, civics, and history classes to introduce new ideas for how we measure success and prosperity. 
  • This resource could be incorporated into biology and environmental science classes when discussing the drivers of climate change, environmental destruction, and solutions to reduce our impacts on the planet.
  • Other resources about doughnut economics include this activity and this interactive resource.
Scientist Notes
The resource outlines the concept of doughnut economy and how it can transform the global economic system. There could be some limitation in its scalability and replicability as a result of political resistance and other social factors. This is recommended for teaching.
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      • SS.Econ1.a.m Predict the opportunity costs of various decisions and explain why the opportunity cost might differ from person to person or in different situations. Assess how limited resources (e.g., money, land, natural resources, workers, time) impact the choices of individuals, households, communities, businesses, and countries.
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