Teach your economics students about the difference between real and nominal values with this activity that uses movies as a learning tool. Students will learn how to adjust a value like a ticket price for inflation, giving the real value.

Grade Level



  • Real values
  • Nominal values
  • Inflation
  • Cost of living

Time required

 Quick Pick: Steps 1 through 3 (5 minutes)
 Power Up: Steps 1 through 7 (10 minutes)
 Deep Dive: Steps 1 through 8 (20 minutes)