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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
High schoolers 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.
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.
Research and connect America's current economic downturn with the 1929 Stock Market Crash and the Great Depression.
The upcoming royal wedding can lead students on an exploration of economics and finances.
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.
Students examine racial discrimination and how it affects the economic outlook. In this economics instructional activity students view videos and examine economic strategies.
Eleventh graders examine the economy of Korea. In this Economics lesson, 11th graders research how Korea transformed its economy in such a short period. Students read documents on Korea's transformation.
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.
Pupils 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. They participate in class store activities to reinforce the economic concepts they studied.
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. The next pages outline notes students can take- consider using this as your guide, and possibly utilize the PowerPoint slides in a lecture.
In this economics worksheet, students respond to 10 true or false, 10 multiple choice, and 3 short answer questions about the attributes of market economies.
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. This activity is a good way to practice evaluating claims in a text. All links and handouts are included. Use this resource to emphasize textual evidence to support an argument.
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.
Students recognize why people trade and barter when supplies are scarce. In this economics instructional activity, students complete a flag but must negotiate for the supplies they are missing. Students present their flags and a description of how their assignment was completed.
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. A very thorough and comprehensive instructional activity.