Economics Teacher Resources
You demand, we supply! You'll be ready to capitalize on the opportunity to teach your next economics class with our fantastic set of lesson plans and activities, which also include an array of resources on financial literacy and business.
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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
Chapter 8: Introduction to Economic Growth and Instability
Help your young economists put the current financial situation into context with this fluid and informative presentation. Complete with a thorough list of key terms at the end and a useful navigation tool on each slide, the presentation takes viewers through the business cycle and the dynamics of unemployment.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 27 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 36 Views 677 Downloads
Practice Test: United States Economic System
Here is a well-designed, traditional multiple choice exam that includes 27 questions on concepts ranging from economic systems and corporations to supply and demand and competitive markets.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 22 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Legacy of the Olympics: Economic Burden or Boon?
Do the economic benefits of major sporting events such as the Olympics or the World Cup outweigh the expected costs? Using fundamental economic terms, discover the explicit and implicit costs and benefits for countries that host these worldwide competitions.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 22 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 16 Views 49 Downloads
Take It To the Bank
Examine how the economics of a school store relate to real world economics. Elementary students explore various websites, complete a Venn diagram, create a schedule of wages for the students, read the book "A Chair For My Mother" and discuss wages.
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History 10 Views 59 Downloads
The Economy in the 1980s
Examine economic policies put into place during the Reagan administration. Pupils read an informational passage about the 1980s and the impact of the economic policies. They then respond to seven questions about the text. Consider assigning an additional reading task or requiring learners to mark the text to increase engagement in the reading.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Money Smart Choices
Your class can explore personal finance concepts with this money and philanthropy lesson. They define and discuss the terms spend, save, donate, and invest as they relate to the personal use of money. In groups, they work to explore many aspects of economic literacy and create financial plans that include graphs representing their decisions.
6th - 8th Math 45 Views 111 Downloads
To Market We Will Go
Introduce your class to the world of economics in this ELD lesson plan, which takes them through a market simulation. They work in teams to create businesses and produce products or services. Each team must buy materials as well as pay off loans and make hourly wages.
2nd - 9th English Language Development 31 Views 117 Downloads
Investigate the culture and economics or Southern Africa in this text-companion instructional activity. Learners read about the gold trade, apartheid, wealth division, and traditional lifestyles in this region. They take notes and answer 4 short-answer comprehension questions as they read the selection.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 89 Views 253 Downloads
The Story of Jack and the Bank Stalk
Students use Jack and the Beanstalk to explain economics and money. In this money lesson, students read the fairy tale and answer questions on the online website. They see how money is accepted as a medium of exchange and beans are not and complete activities.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 7 Views 15 Downloads
EconMovies 2: Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Marginal Analysis)
Who knew that so many of the hilarious moments from Monty Python and the Holy Grail would be perfect for illustrating one of the most important concepts in economics: marginal analysis. In the second video of this fantastic series, your class members will learn about making decisions based on increments and the need to re-evaluate our decisions so we can react appropriately to changes and perceived benefits/costs.
5 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Students recognize why people trade and barter when supplies are scarce. In this economics lesson, 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.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 24 Views 49 Downloads
Focus on Economics Data: The Federal Reserve and Monetary Policy
Provide your class with the definitions to several key economic concepts related to the Federal Reserve and macroeconomics. Then, engage them in a discussion using the new vocabulary in the context of factual economic data analysis.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Focus on Economics Data: US Real GDP Growth, August 26, 2011
Upper graders examine a series of graphs that show economic data related to the growth of the GDP. They use the charts and the information provided in lecture to respond to several discussion questions that require critical thinking and data analysis to answer.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
An Introduction to Modern Economics
Practice reading comprehension with this informational economics instructional activity. Learners read a 2-page explanation of the beginnings of modern economics and how it plays a role in society. This reading discusses natural, human and capital resources, microeconomics and macroeconomics, and the 3 types of economies.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 39 Views 276 Downloads