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.
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.
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.
Students 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. Students 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.
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.
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.
Students 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.
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.
Read all about the various types of unemployment and the United States is are currently at the low-point of an unemployment cycle. Kids examine what economic factors affect the unemployment rate, and what data shows for different 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. 
Students define gross domestic product, real GDP, consumer price index, interest rate, and unemployment rate. They explain how GDP, the consumer price index, industrial production, Treasury interest rates, changes in non-farm payrolls, and the unemployment rate are calculated.
Students examine economic policy.  In this Economics lesson, students learn about the structure of the Federal Reserve System and the functioning of the Federal Open Market Committee.  The four-lesson unit consists of simulations and internet research designed to have students take on the roles of participants in a FOMC meeting.
It's hard to think of a 16 or 17-year-old being able to speculate about the impact of current economic conditions based on GDP data and business cycles, but that's just what they're going to do. This instructional activity provides background information, tons of web links, statistical data and solid activities to build a real world understanding of how the US Economic system works.
Currently inflation, unemployment, our GDP, and Federal Reserve are all impacting the consumer price index. But what does this mean for consumers and producers under the US Economics system? Learners research data and websites, and engage in a class discussion to find out.
Students examine how the GDP, the consumer price index, industrial production, Treasury interest rates, changes in non-farm payrolls, and the unemployment rate are calculated and what they assess.
Students investigate the economic growth and employment rate. In this algebra lesson, students collect data on employment and unemployment. They graph their findings and draw conclusions.
Students research the economies of countries in the Group of 8 and present how their economies have changed over the past five years and how the relationships among these countries affect each other in light of world events.