Economics Teacher Resources
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College or Bust?
Based on a New York Times article, "The College Drop-Out Boom," participants in a fishbowl discussion formulate and express opinions about the correlation between level of education, career options, and economic mobility. Ample procedural details and discussion questions are provided in this resource from the Learning Network.
6th - 12th Language Arts 42 Views 445 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
Geography and Cultures of Muslim Countries
Here is a fun lesson sure to boost your class' understanding and global awareness. They group up to research and describe the political, economic and social history of a chosen Muslim country. After researching population, statistical data, religion, politics, and economics of their country, they create a website and TV commercial to be shown at a UN conference.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 3 Downloads
Marriage and Financial Goals, Budgeting Strategies
There is no more useful life skill to learn, than budgeting and setting financial goals. It's math that is used by every person, everyday. Learners examine the responsibilities and costs involved in family economics. Through a series of interviews, problem-solving activities, and research assignments they'll understand how to set goals and create a family budget.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 36 Views 48 Downloads
Time Inconsistency: Today’s Actions = Tomorrow’s Regrets
Why do we choose instant gratification over maximizing lifetime satisfaction? How is this reflected in government and macroeconomics? Learn how one research analyst proposes individuals and governments can accomplish greater lifetime utility in the face of time inconsistency.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Reagan Revolution
"We're going to talk about the forces that predated Reagan's presidency that led to the so-called Reagan Revolution." John Green details Ronald Reagan's conservative platform, abilities as a communicator, and implementation of trickle down economics.
14 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Econ in a Bag
Here is a nice idea, have your young entrepeneurs form their own companies. Each company is given a paper bad to locate and place resources in that they can use to create products their businesses sell on Sale Day. They identify and analyze economics terminology, earn play money, create prints and video ads, plus develop a jingle and display for sale day.
2nd - 3rd Social Studies & History 5 Views 81 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
Comparing Economic Systems
How do people make decisions in a world where wants are unlimited, but resources are not? How do individuals and governments utilize scarce resources (human, natural, and capital) in different economic systems? Introduce your learners to the concept of economics with this lesson plan, and then guide them through a collaborative role-playing activity that will give them a better understanding of how, while all societies face the same economic questions, governments answer these questions differently through unique and varied economic systems.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 84 Views 69 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Deflation: Who Let the Air Out?
Why do decreasing prices (deflation) restrain economic growth, and why is this a real concern? Here you'll find reading materials and a related worksheet that gets right to the heart of this question, using recent events and real statistics as evidence.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Ford, Carter, and the Economic Malaise
Discover 1970s America in an incredibly engaging and enlightening manner with this resource, which primarily details the major economic landscape of the decade of the period and the volatile presidency of Jimmy Carter. Topics covered include stagflation, gradual decline in manufacturing in the United states, Carter's efforts to cut government spending and invest in nuclear power, and Carter's notable foreign achievements and domestic political downsides.
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
A Public Hearing on a Proposed Airport: Economic Boon or Environmental Mistake?
How can the decisions of local government impact each individual citizen? Your class members will take on the roles of shareholders and consider a proposal to build an airport in their community. Working in groups, they will make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners by delivering a two-minute presentation and then hold a final vote.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 20 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Introduction To Economics
High schoolers examine the fundamental nature of economics - unlimited wants and scarce resources and the need to make choices, the three questions related to the economic problem and its implications for an economy. This lesson plan come complete with attached PowerPoint, activities, and handout.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 45 Views 236 Downloads
Writing Exercises: Modern Economic Issues, #2
Modern day economics is definitely a hot topic. Critical thinkers answer three questions regarding the economic gap and turn around in today's global economy. They'll use the five W's to determine the meaning of globalization, Korea's economic turn around, and the economic gap between developing and developed countries.
9th - 10th Language Arts 4 Views 19 Downloads
Before beginning any lesson, learners need to have a basic understanding of the terminology commonly used in that content area. Build basic economic vocabulary with this resource. Each economic term is completely defined and then used in an economic context and with an example to help learners understand each word in working economics.
7 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 6 Downloads
Writing Exercises: Economic Issues since World War II
How have things changes economically since the end of WWII? Thoughtful writers will consider three questions and compose responses for each. They'll discuss Cold War science and technology, US involvement in Japanese and European economic recovery, and the meaning of OPEC.
9th - 11th Language Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads
Writing Exercises: Modern Economic Issues, #3
Developing nations tend to deal with economic issues differently than developed nations. Learners explore modern economic issues such as the Latin American economy, cash-crop economy, and industrial economy by responding to three short-answer questions.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 50 Downloads