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Students read scenarios about the production of Bibles over five historical time periods. Working in small groups, students create skits and develop a retrieval chart that is used to analyze factors that impact economic growth.
Using real economic data, the class discusses changes in the unemployment rate, as seen in December 2011. They analyze the provided data, discuss the included background information, review vocabulary, and write an essay on the relationship between the GDP and the unemployment rate.
The CPI or Consumer Price Index is one tool used to identify changes in inflation rates. Kids examine other ways economists determine inflation changes as they review economic data. They analyze the data, then describe the impact economic fluctuations have on various US populations.
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.
Students research economic systems. In this economy activity, students prepare and deliver a presentation based on their research of the three major types of economic systems. This activity includes 6 activities which are designed to further their understanding of market economy.
Using the latest updates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Consumer Price Index, learners conduct economic data analysis. They examine the charts, graphs, and websites provided to draw conclusions on current and future economic trends.
Students explain what an economic system is and how it works. In this economic systems lesson, students create a sample item to produce. Students have a short window to create additional products. Students discuss and understand supply and demand.
Examine the North Carolina craft revival. In this economics lesson, explore the historical challenges that face North Carolinians in the early 1900's and research primary sources to determine how the craft revival came to be. As a culminating activity, students design visual webs that feature their research findings.
In this Russian geography worksheet, students read about the pursuit of economic reform in Russia. Students take notes and answer 2 short answer comprehension questions as they read the selection.
Eighth graders examine the history of South Carolina's military bases. In this South Carolina history lesson, 8th graders discover details about the history and economic impact of military bases in the state. Students analyze primary sources relative to the topic and share their findings with their classmates.
Fourth graders investigate and justify the geographic reasons why the colonists settled in the locations they did, and how this led to their economic system using a map of the original thirteen colonies.
Investigate the choices people make between economic growth and personal growth and development using the ethical/decision making model. Small groups create and present a position paper describing their feeling for or against the conservation of resources.
Students examine economic principles using a school store. In this school store development lesson, students explore consumer behaviors and concepts such as spending vs. saving, supply and demand, opportunity and cost, and inflation.
In this economics lesson, students examine the principle of supply and demand related to the oil market as they identify factors that cause curves and shifts and determine equilibrium. Upper graders read an informational article and use their economic math skills to determine a supply and demand curve for a given data set.
Go back to the year 2002 and analyze data trends related to international trade of goods and services. Great data and background information are provided. Learners use this to answer five critical analysis questions. Tip: Since data is from 11 years ago, why not conduct a comparative analysis with economic data from then and today?
What is monetary policy? What naturally follows from economic expansion? What is the definition of outsourcing? These are just a few of the 20 questions in this multiple choice assessment on influences of the United States economy, which can be used as a pretest or to end an appropriate unit in your economics course.
As your learners prepare for their next major economics assessment, or perhaps the daunting AP Economics test, these flashcards will be a great resource to have at their disposal! From fiscal policy to factor markets, this app offers hundreds of important key terms to review at their fingertips.
Economics can be hard to explain and not very interesting for learners. This video does a good job of explaining economic theory with clear examples, but it doesn't captivate its viewers. Production, price, and economic options are discussed. Time vs. cost, capital goods, and production costs are also covered.
Trade, exchange, and price are the focus of this basic economic video. Economic theory is used to describe whether exchange occurs, which relates to human wants and mutually beneficial exchange. The scenarios provided are used to explain involuntary exchange with regard to how government works in economics and how prices are formed.
Basic economics, according to this narrator, is based on human actions. This is a very academic video that describes economics in terms of means and ends, scarcity and choice. Note: This clip may be a bit dry for some students and is best used with those in the 11th or 12th grade.