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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 15 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review 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 16 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review “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 0 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review 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 9 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 15 Views 49 Downloads
Economics - Sculpture Of American Life
Students discuss supply, demand, scarcity, and opportunity costs and how these may affect business decisions in this Economics lesson for an upper-level High School class. The lesson includes possible cross-curricular extensions.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 37 Views 90 Downloads
The Big Picture-Economic Security in the Country and your Community
Students explore current economic security at the local and national level. In this economics lesson, students work in groups to analyze survey results concerning high priority economic issues in their community. Groups do research, and conclusions are drawn about the local economic state.
9th - 12th Math 13 Views 13 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 25 Views 72 Downloads
If You Give A Mouse A Cookie: A Lesson In Economics
Students explore the concept of cause and effect as it relates to economics through the story "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie." Students discuss simple cause and effect relationships and make predictions according to the story. They play a memory chain game and are introduced to the concepts of good and services.
K Social Studies & History 16 Views 33 Downloads
Economics: Specialization in Trade
Students explore economics by participating in a financial role-play activity. In this fair trade lesson, students discuss the production necessities to running a business in the agriculture world. Students create a paper clown by trading with classmates to acquire the necessary materials.
5th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 31 Downloads
Native American Economics
Twelfth graders explore the different type of economic issues of Native Americans. In this economics lesson, 12th graders examine various facts to further their understanding. Students create a graph that represents their findings.
12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Using the Class Store to Teach Economic Principles
Students examine concepts associated with money such as spending vs. saving, supply and demand, opportunity cost, and inflation that are appropriate for their grade level. They listen to books about money concepts and complete associated worksheets over a period of weeks.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 16 Views 61 Downloads
Students explore economics by participating in a role-play activity. In this small business instructional activity, students identify the factors necessary in order to run a small business and identify the proposed costs to do so. Students create an economics chart which details the potential income vs.
K - 5th Math 9 Views 74 Downloads
Economic Health Indicators: GDP and CPI Worksheet
Examine the nation's economic health using this GDP and CPI worksheet, which features helpful graphic depictions of complex concepts. The first 2 pages include 17 short-answer questions intended to guide reading from a text (not included). Concepts include macroeconomics, functions and calculations of both GDP and CPI, and net exports.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 14 Views 97 Downloads
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 28 Views 670 Downloads