Economics Teacher Resources
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The Ethics of Outsourcing to China
After viewing clips from a documentary on factory work in China and US outsourcing, learners have a fishbowl discussion. They work in groups to build both personal points of view and strong arguments on the effects of outsourcing in China. This lesson includes excellent resources and wonderful discussion questions intended to engage learners in building an economic and global perspective of US business overseas.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 82 Views 316 Downloads CCSS: Designed
GDP: Does It Measure Up?
Here is resource that offers a very clear explanation for how economists measure economic growth by comparing real GDP over time. There is also an additional worksheet that details the expenditure method and four components for calculating GDP.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 34 Views 28 Downloads CCSS: Designed
What would your class members say to the opportunity to take two years off of school between grades 10 and 11? Examine the economic concepts of costs, benefits, and unintended consequences with this unique and engaging approach.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 25 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Learning About the Federal Budget: “Get a Pencil, You’re Tackling the Deficit!”
Your class members have been selected by the president to help solve the budget crisis as part of a special deficit commission. After learning about fiscal policy, economic theories, and the federal budget through a detailed PowerPoint presentation, class members will simulate a press conference in which they will recommend cutting or reducing programs and/or increasing taxes.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 34 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Real Life Economics 101
Your learners will take key economic concepts, such as identifying needs versus wants and the four factors of production, and design a video to explain their topic choice to the class. Rather than have one person in charge of dispensing all information, this project allows for whole-group collaboration and creativity!
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 27 Views 31 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
“Dewey Defeats Truman”: Be Aware of Data Revisions
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.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Designed
Natural Disasters: From Destruction to Recovery
What are the major economic implications, both good and bad, of natural disasters? Discover the effect that natural disasters can have on labor market conditions, capital, household incomes, and opportunities for reconstruction in local economies.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 20 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Practice Test of Economics
From scarcity and supply and demand to entrepreneurship and the stock market, here you'll find a multiple-choice assessment that includes 34 questions covering all the major concepts of a traditional economics course.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 41 Views 30 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Practice Test of Influences on the US Economy
What is monetary policy? What naturally follows from economic expansion? What is the definition of outsourcing? These are just a few of the 20 questions in this multiple choice assessment on influences of the United States economy, which can be used as a pretest or to end an appropriate unit in your economics course.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
An Economic Snapshot
Analyze the issues that affect the state of the economy. Have your class explore media reports about recent economic recessions, the housing bubble, and loan defaults in order to chart information about recessions and participate in an activity based on the labor market.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 36 Views 677 Downloads
Focus on Economic Data
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 lesson 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 30 Views 185 Downloads
Focus on Economic Data: Consumer Price Index and Inflation, May 13, 2011
Budding economists use hard data to analyze the current changes in the CPI. They identify factors that change inflation rates, such as policy and economic conditions. They also describe the impact inflation/deflation has on various consumer groups in the US economic system.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 14 Views 23 Downloads
The Business Cycle and Important Economic Measures
Help your class understand the natural cycle of growth and decline in an economy, and the importance of GDP, the unemployment rate, and inflation. Your learners will begin with reading, worksheets, and detailed direct instruction on these topics.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 42 Views 30 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Legacy of the Olympics: Economic Burden or Boon?
Do the economic benefits of major sporting events such as the Olympics or the World Cup outweigh the expected costs? Using fundamental economic terms, discover the explicit and implicit costs and benefits for countries that host these worldwide competitions.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 22 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Chapter 17: Economic Growth and the New Economy
Is economic growth necessary to remain a relevant world power? These slides discuss the definition and implications of growth economics, complete with global comparisons and ways to account for growth. Graphs and charts are easy to read and understand, even for the beginning economist.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 49 Downloads
Economic Goals and Measuring Activity
Explore the role of government in the economy market. Young scholars analyze the economic decision-making process and how it takes into consideration additional cost, benefits, and public awareness of what they are trying to accomplish. Vocabulary, mythconceptions, and an optional class activity are included.
9th - 10th Math 26 Views 72 Downloads
The Economy in the 1980s
Examine economic policies put into place during the Reagan administration. Pupils read an informational passage about the 1980s and the impact of the economic policies. They then respond to seven questions about the text. Consider assigning an additional reading task or requiring learners to mark the text to increase engagement in the reading.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Money and Inﬂation: A Functional Relationship
What is the difference between money and bartering, and how is money valued when considering inflation? Delve into the correlation between these fundamental components of economics with this detailed resource, which consists of reading materials, a worksheet, and great ideas for extension lessons.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Designed