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Economic Health Indicators: GDP and CPI Worksheet
Examine the nation's economic health using this GDP and CPI activity, 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.
Brainstorming Ideas and Determining Your Position for a Persuasive Essay
Meat eater or vegetarian? Here’s a series of activities that prepare writers for crafting a persuasive essay. Using the included worksheets, the class works together to craft arguments for and against eating meat. They discuss issues (economics, personal freedoms, safety, personal beliefs, environmental impact) and brainstorm support that could be used for either position. The packet includes a detailed plan, flow charts, and graphic organizers that can be used with any topic, and a link to a site that lists issues and resources appropriate for this type of exercise.
New! International Aid and Fragile States
"States suffering from internal conflict, weak infrastructures, lack of economic development, and general instability are emerging as a large threat to the international security." What factors contribute to the creation of a fragile state? Do international actors have a duty to intervene or give aid to others? Pose these complex and important questions to your class as you watch a series of videos on fragile states in the international community and discuss guiding questions provided in the lesson plan.
Making the Classroom Desk a Trading Desk
Create a stock market simulation to motivate pupils and make economic concepts meaningful.
Keynes vs. Hayek: Rise of the Chicago School of Economics
High schoolers determine differences between Keynes' and Hayek's economic philosophies. They describe economic freedom according to Hayek, as current economists describe it, then explain how Keynes' economic policies could limit economic freedom .
ANDERSONVILLE PRISON: AN ECONOMIC MICROCOSM
Students identify the conditions faced by the prisoners of war at Andersonville during the Civil War. They examine how a group of civil war prisoners developed an economic system within their camp.
Fundamental Economic Questions and the Industrial Revolution
Ninth graders assume the role of an entrepreneur during the Industrial Revolution of the 1700s in Great Britain. They investigate how changing methods of production affected the way that the fundamental economic questions were being answered at that time.
Economic Incentives in Our Community
Students examine positive and negative economic incentives used in their communities. They recognize that incentives encourage people to make choices and analyze several examples. Then they discuss how different people react differently to an incentive.
Graphics Creation and Statistical Interpretation: Relating Local Economics and the Global Environment
Young scholars apply statistics, and graphical interpretation to economics, the environment and populations. In this statistical lesson students construct graphical displays and classify data.
Economic Development in China
Students create a poster which depicts and summarizes Rostow's 5 stages of economic development. They make a list of 8 data measures that help identify which level of economic development a country is at. They gather data and determine China's status as DC or LDC.
Third graders look at pictures of assembly lines to determine the economics associated with them. In this economics lesson, 3rd graders determine what historical images can tell about how assembly lines affect the economy. They learn the associated vocabulary such as producers, goods, interdependence, and supply and demand.
Students relate economics and government policies. In this lesson, students explore the relationship between economics and government policies. They understand how the economy works and can make better decisions as it relates to the future.
Fourth graders study the effects of economics in their daily life. In this economics lesson, 4th graders construct a list of wants and needs if they had an unlimited supply of money. Students discuss how economics help people make decisions with their money. Students select an article from a magazine that is related to economics.
Centuries of Economic Growth: From Feathers to Robotics
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.
Conceptual Analysis in Economics
Help develop assertive, critical-thinking skills that enhance growth and change while teaching economics. In groups, select a topic from a list and then discuss the pros and cons of each topic. Debate why advertising is necessary to our economy. End with individuals writing a critque of the issue they discussed in their group.
Economic Activity and Markets
Students identify and interpret that economic activity involves making choices in the face of scarcity, therefore making choices involves a cost. They also identify that individuals interact in markets by inducing one another, through the prices they offer, to supply the goods each wants, and that there is nothing mysterious about this process.
Learning Economics through Comics
Students summarize the historical development of money. In this economics lesson, students describe the process of bartering and explain how money facilitates trade and exchange. Students also define and describe inflation and a modern banking system and its services.
Students research economic systems. For this economy lesson, students prepare and deliver a presentation based on their research of the three major types of economic systems. This lesson includes 6 activities which are designed to further their understanding of market economy.
Focus on Economic Data
Students investigate the economic growth and employment rate. In this algebra lesson, students collect data on employment and unemployment. They graph their findings and draw conclusions.