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Announcing our contest winners!

We’re excited to announce the winners of our 2020 Essay and Video Contests!
Essay Contest Winners / Video Contest Winners








Everyone’s A Criminal

Have you broken a law today? You might be surprised!

If you’d like to download this video, head on over to the Video Page.

Tools That Help You Teach Better

Stossel in the Classroom is committed to helping educators bring better economic education to our school systems. We believe that by bringing a balanced approach to economic education, we can help the next generation become better caretakers of society.

Teacher's Guides

We have developed teaching guides for many of our videos filled with compelling questions to help continue the conversation in the classroom.

Online Quizzes

Our Online Quizzes are a great way to get even more out of our videos. You can assign quizzes and activities tied to specific videos and manage your students’ results using our handy Classroom Management Tool.

Free Classroom DVDs

Every year, the team at Stossel in the Classroom compiles a group of video segments that we believe to be relevant to the classroom. You can find these videos online, but we have made FREE DVDs available to help teachers needing an offline resource.

Tools That Help You Learn More

Stossel in the Classroom isn’t just for teachers; it’s for students, too. Our videos will help you learn in an entertaining and engaging way, and our contests and college resources are opportunities just waiting to be seized.

Student Contests

Stossel in the Classroom hosts an Essay Contest and a Video Contest every year, giving students opportunities to showcase their knowledge and win great prizes. This year, we’re giving away $20,000!

College Resources

To help make the college hunt easier for students, we have compiled a list of excellent resources to help make the decision of higher education less complicated.

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Solving Student Debt

Solving Student Debt

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONA new idea called "income share agreements" could help solve the student debt crisis.Download Teacher's GuideDownload Video (.mp4 FILE)To download this video or the Teacher's Guide that goes along with it, please login. If you don't have an account,...

Lessons from Africa

Lessons from Africa

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONWhy is Africa poor? Magatte Wade has some answers.Download Teacher's GuideDownload Video (.mp4 FILE)To download this video or the Teacher's Guide that goes along with it, please login. If you don't have an account, register now for free!Enjoy this...

Are We Doomed?

Are We Doomed?

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONWe're told that when it comes to climate change, the debate is over. But is it? Should it be? Has the case been closed, or could we use some healthy debate?Download Teacher's GuideDownload Video (.mp4 FILE)To download this video or the Teacher's Guide...

Dear Educators,

Once I learned some economics, I started doing TV stories that illustrated basic economic principles. Teachers often wrote me, “Can I get a copy of that? I wished I’d recorded it for my class!”

Unfortunately, I couldn’t. So I was thrilled when the Center for Independent Thought volunteered to do just that! Now teachers tell me that the free videos bring lesson plans to life, and also fulfill curriculum requirements.

More than 150,000 teachers have made STOSSEL IN THE CLASSROOM part of their lesson plans. We invite you to provide your feedback to help us improve future materials.

I hope you’ll join these teachers, and request your free DVD or access our streaming versions of the segments today. I look forward to hearing what you and your students think.


John Stossel