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Wants and needs are the basis of most economic exchanges. This lecture-based video covers the value of money, monetary exchange, production consumption economy, and exchange rates. Note: The video is not very engaging.
Delve into the concept of economic growth with your class members, including why economic growth is important, what causes it, and how can countries encourage it.
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.
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.
High schoolers compare and contrast all of the world's major economic systems. They are also to catergorize the economic systems in terms of ownership and distribution.
Students examine the visual aids of this activity to study the costs and benefits of decisions about diet and exercise. They investigate human choice as it affects behavior and in turns effects economics and consequences.
High schoolers engage in study of the economic crash of The Stock Market in 1929. They examine the trends of the market at the time and discuss the indicators in classroom small groups. Then suggestions are made as to how this could have been avoided.
Students explore the root causes of inflation. In this economics instructional activity, students examine data about Gross Domestic Product (GDP) that is included in the instructional activity. Students also discuss inflation and unemployment statistics.    
Students examine the functions of the Federal Reserve. In this economics lesson plan, students discover the history and duties of the Federal Reserve as they listen to their instructor lecture on the topic. Students may complete an online interactive quiz at the end of the lesson plan.
Students define important vocabulary related to business. In this algebra lesson, students identify the current and historical growth of US gross domestic product. They speculate about the future economic conditions and what would cause it to get better or worse.
Eighth graders explore a unit on basic economic principles. On the computer, they demonstrate how to track and simulate the purchase of stocks on the Stock Market.
Young scholars, after reading Chapter 1 in the book, "Latino Economics in the United States: Job Diversity," write an essay that compares the cultural as well as the historical factors (experiences with jobs, discrimination, education, etc.) of the three dominant Latino groups that directly affects their current economic positions in this country.
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. 
Twelfth graders collect the data of the leading economic indicators over the last six months and create graphs plotting the data. They analyze/evaluate the data collected in order to predict economic trends for the next six month period.
What indicators do economists use to create an education economic forecast? Young finance analysts prepare a professional report to describe their predictions to a client using linked online resources. They complete the assignment which is outlined in four steps and includes researching the GNP and inflation rate, explaining trends of the last year, creating a chart of these trend indicators, and synthesizing information in a forecast report. Consider providing some guidance or introduction to the many resource links to get learners started without becoming overwhelmed. Check all links as some may not work.
Students work together to define key terms related to Economics. They rotate between posters as they discover new terms. They discuss how economies function.
Students explore the root causes of inflation. In this economics instructional activity, students examine data about Gross Domestic Product (GDP) included in the instructional activity. Students also discuss inflation and unemployment statistics.    
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. 
Pupils learn the fundamental concepts of economics as it relates to government.
High schoolers retrieve up-to-date, key economic statistics which provide valuable hints about the state of the future economy. They access websites imbedded in this plan, which enable them to answer economic questions.