Economic indicators Teacher Resources
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Twelfth graders collect the data of the leading economic indicators over the last six months and create graphs plotting the data. They analyze/evaluate the data collected in order to predict economic trends for the next six month period.
Learners identify key economic indicators to understand real GDP growth. They calculate the historical and recent GDP, assess GDP data in relation to business cycles, and make predictions about the impact of currect GDP growth. Discussion questions, charts, background data, and web links are included.
Students explore the economic indicators and the role they play in our economy. In this economy exploration lesson, students are able to understand what takes place during a recession, they analyze charts provided, compare and contrast past recessions, complete worksheets provided and have group discussions over provided questions.
Young economists answer a series of critical thinking questions as they analyze real data that shows GDP Growth. They examine the provided charts, read through the background information, and discuss changes that occurred in the third quarter of 2011.
Discuss how the Federal Open Market Committee makes decisions concerning the use of federal funds. After that, identify monetary policy and goals. The functions of the Federal Reserve System are explained with data, charts, and background information.
The CPI or Consumer Price Index is one tool used to identify changes in inflation rates. Kids examine other ways economists determine inflation changes as they review economic data. They analyze the data, then describe the impact economic fluctuations have on various US populations.
Using January 2012 economic data, learners will review changes in employment and unemployment rates in the US. They'll determine which economic factors influenced these changes, and describe the impact unemployment has on various individuals and groups. Data, hyperlinked resources, and focused vocabulary are all included.
Upper graders examine a series of graphs that show economic data related to the growth of the GDP. They use the charts and the information provided in lecture to respond to several discussion questions that require critical thinking and data analysis to answer.
Provide your class with the definitions to several key economic concepts related to the Federal Reserve and macroeconomics. Then, engage them in a discussion using the new vocabulary in the context of factual economic data analysis.
Learners examine The Employment Report from April 2010. In this economic data lesson, students review data provided and explore links to figure out the changes in U.S. employment and unemployment and what factors have influenced it by completing provided questions through assessment.
Learners investigate entry and exit of recessions. In this economics lesson, students examine industrial production, payroll employment, inflation-adjusted personal income, and volume of sales of the manufacturing and trade sectors as they look for the bottom of the recession.
What are the economic implications of business cycles and GDP Growth? Identify current GDP growth, compare current data to historical data, then determine the connection between economic indicators and the Real GDP. Vocabulary, resource links, and data are all included.
Focus on the third quarter estimate of the US real GDP. Kids will determine current GDP growth, identify the GDP, discuss the relationship between the GDP and various economic indicators, and predict future economic conditions. Vocabulary, background information, charts, and web links are all included.
First, review key economic indicators as they relate to the Federal Reserve and macroeconomics. Then, analyze economic data that reflects the Federal use of money through monetary policy. Data, teacher notes, and multiple web links are included.
Learners investigate the indicators the Fed uses to determine the course of monetary policy. In this monetary policy lesson, students define economic indicators and the conditions they reflect and explain the three functions of the Federal Reserve System. Learners explain the use of monetary policy to affect the economy in this 45 page packet of activities.
Students develop an understanding of monetary policy. In this monetary policy lesson, students define economic indicators and specify the economic conditions they reflect. Students explain the three functions of the system and play a card game to review vocabulary associated with economic indicators.
Extensive explanation, charts, and links help young economists understand inflation, changes in the Consumer Price Index, and economic indicators. The lesson includes fun online tools such as an inflation calculator and an assessment, the results of which can be sent to you. Because the information is often linked, it's best if learners have computer access in class. Click "View Student Version" for the page without teacher hints and answers. Extension activities included.
Young scholars research the growth of real gross domestic product in the US. In this economics lesson, students identify real GDP data, indexes of economic indicators and business cycles. They compare the economic condition of today to that of the future.
Students gain knowledge of Gross Domestic Products and how they are used as an economic indicator. They bring articles that mention GDP and decide how it is used in articles. Students present orally their findings to the class.
Discover the impact and importance of data releases about current economic conditions in the United States. Your class members will learn about data revision and the GDP, and how these figures can alter people's views on the economy.