In this teaching pack, we take a look at satellite crop monitoring and how it is used for both real and financial economic activities. By looking at commodity futures, we give students a sense of what financialization can mean. In the active exercise students learn to discuss these matters and reflect upon them.
The central aim of this lesson is get students to understand and reflect upon a case of financialization. For this, students need to have a rough idea of what satellite crop monitoring and commodity futures are, but do not need to be able to perfectly reproduce all the details.
This teaching material was designed by Economy Studies and is part of the "This Month in the Economy Exercises" series.