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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Recession is Not Recess
An impressive lesson plan produced by The Washington Post on various aspects of economics. This nine-page page lesson has an amazing variety of activities embedded in it for high school students. There are great worksheets, websites, articles, and in-class economic simulations embedded in this plan.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 55 Downloads
Consumer Price Index and Inflation
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.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 47 Downloads
A Piece of The Energy Pie: Lesson 10
Cost-benefit, green initiatives, global economics, and renewable energy are the topics of this thought-provoking lesson plan. Learners watch the video, NASCAR Goes Green, engage in a circular written discussion, then talk about the green initiative as a targeted market to increase product loyalty and overall profit margarine.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 39 Downloads
Focus on Economic Data: US Real GDP Growth, 4th Quarter 2011 (Final Estimate, March 29, 2012)
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 7 Downloads
Focus on Economic Data: The Federal Reserve and Monetary Policy, April 25, 2012
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 10 Downloads
Focus on Economic Data: US Real GDP Growth, December 22, 2011
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Focus on Economic Data: US Employment and the Unemployment Rate, January 6, 2012
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 22 Downloads
Focus on Economic Data: US Real GDP Growth, 4th
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.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
Conceptual Analysis in Economics
Help develop assertive, critical-thinking skills that enhance growth and change while teaching economics. In groups, select a topic from a list and then discuss the pros and cons of each topic. Debate why advertising is necessary to our economy.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 20 Downloads
Focus on Economic Data: US Employment and the Unemployment Rate, December 2, 2011
Using real economic data, the class discusses changes in the unemployment rate, as seen in December 2011. They analyze the provided data, discuss the included background information, review vocabulary, and write an essay on the relationship between the GDP and the unemployment rate.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads