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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 lesson plan.
Support your next lesson on Agriculture, economics, and policy with this presentation. Intended for use with a McGraw-Hill/Irwin textbook on Economics, this presentation notes key points regarding farming and economics in America. Definitely intended for a 12+ student.
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.
Connecting mathematics with economics can be a liberating force for all involved.
Students can discuss the stock market and economics by using the Harkness method.
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.
The right money lesson plans can teach students about economics in an engaging way.
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.
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.
A joke or cartoon is only funny when you get the punch line. Learners apply their understanding of economic theory to analyzing economic jokes, quotes, and cartoons. They watch and discuss a video clip of Paul Solman entitled, "Stand-up Economists Play off FInances for Laughs," then they analyze several economic jokes and cartoons. A good concept-application instructional activity, your pupils will enjoy learning.
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.
Forty-one pages of economics lecture notes provide an excellent resource to supplement your lessons. This includes explanations and graphics on major principles such as scarcity, supply and demand, production factors, and growth and productivity. There are also a few activities to engage the class. Fairly high quality, with few typographical errors.
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. 
Examine the Federal Reserve System and how monetary policy effects various aspects of the US economics system. Here you'll find all the necessary data and background information to lead a lecture on the Federal Reserve. You'll also find web links and two activity ideas intended to help upper graders understand how financial policies are made.
What do sports have to do with economics? A lot, if you're talking about professional sports franchises. Learners investigate the costs, revenue, and incentives in investing in professional sports teams. They'll use data from Forbes magazine and a worksheet to complete their investigation.