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Focus on Economic Data
Young scholars examine the functions of the Federal Reserve. For this economics lesson, students discover the history and duties of the Federal Reserve as they listen to their instructor lecture on the topic. Young scholars may complete an online interactive quiz at the end of the lesson.
Focus on Economic Data
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.
An Analysis of the Past and Present Economic Systems in the United States and Throughout the World
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.
Economic Provisions of the Articles of Confederation
Eighth graders debate the pros and cons of four economic provisions of the Articles of Confederation. They investigate the economic problems that arose from the weak government under the Articles and the demise of the Articles due to these problems.
Book: Latino Economics in the United States: Job Diversity
Students, 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.
The Future of China's Economic System
Ninth graders explore China's economic system and the future of the system. They define economic terms, research websites to find examples of how China is developing into a mixed economy system and how it competes with the U.S. for resources. Afte researching, they list three factors of production China is using in its growing economy.
Leading Economic Indicators
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.
Economic Forecasting: An Internet WebQuest
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 review economic trends from the past 30 years. They compare and contrast GDP and GNP. They identify other social indicators of economic progress as well.
Economics Lesson Plan #2
Students work together to define key terms related to Economics. They rotate between posters as they discover new terms. They discuss how economies function.
Comparitive Economic Systems
Students research communist and third-world economic systems and compare them to that of the United States. They asses the three types of economies and determine the impact of natural resources and arable land on a nation's economy.
Economic Incentives in our Community
Pupils identify positive and negative economic incentives in their community and determine the purpose for these incentives. They brainstorm to create a new economic incentive that will help community, explain what it is, and discuss whether they think the incentive will influence people's behavior.
Focus on Economic Data: Consumer Price Index and Inflation, May 19, 2010
High schoolers examine Consumer Price Index and Inflation from April 2010. In this economic data lesson, students review charts, information, and graphs and use them to answer multiple choice and essay questions over rates and changes in CPI, influences and impacts of inflation, and implications of current economic conditions.
Focus on Economic Data: Real GDP Growth
Students examine a report by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) covering an estimate of the level and growth of GDP in the U.S. For this economic data lesson, students find out what growth has taken place by reviewing the report which includes charts and graphs and then answering questions provided on an assessment and essay.
Focus on Economic Data
Students explore the root causes of inflation. In this economics lesson, students examine data about Gross Domestic Product (GDP) included in the lesson. Students also discuss inflation and unemployment statistics.
Globalization and the Economic Crisis
Students take a closer look at the global economic crisis of 2008. In this global issues lesson plan, students analyze political cartoons related to the crisis that struck several nations. Students discuss their impressions of the crisis.
What are the Economic Functions of Government?
Twelfth graders identify the six economic functions of government and the classify examples of government actions and policies within various economic functions. They identify and evaluate two different positions on the role of government in the economy.
What is Economics? An Economic Board Game
Students learn the fundamental concepts of economics as it relates to government.
Eco the Gecko and the Story of Economics
Second graders explore the basic concepts of economics through a puppet called Eco the Gecko.
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.