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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.    
Learners take a closer look at the global economic crisis of 2008. In this global issues activity, students analyze political cartoons related to the crisis that struck several nations. Learners discuss their impressions of the crisis.
High schoolers learn the fundamental concepts of economics as it relates to government.
Students 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.
Students define the economic concepts of sarcity and opportunity cost. They discuss ow incentives influence the behavior of individuals, in encouraging saving. Students discuss how interest rates affect savers and borrowers. They explore the emergence and growth of industralization in the United States in the 19th Century.
Students examine the employment and unemployment rates for March 2010 as given by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In this economic data instructional activity, students review reports, determine changes from past reports, determine factors influencing change in rates and explain how the employment and unemployment rates have implications on everyone by completing an essay question provided.
Students examine the Korean economy. For this economics lesson, students compare and contrast the command and market economies of North Korea and South Korea as they examine data.
Eighth graders explore economic systems of the world. In this economics lesson, 8th graders discover the meaning of economics terminology. Students make foldable booklets that feature the vocabulary and learn an economics song.
Students develop definitions for words related to economics through teacher directed deductive reasoning. Students write definitions on the computer in order to improve the use of technology skills.
Students define economics; Explain the importance and process of making economic choices and decisions; Identify the factors of Production; Determine the goal of entrepreneurship. Students identify and describe the difficulties associated with barter; Identify and describe the difficulties associated with barter; Explain why true self-sufficiency is rare; Identify the economic benefits of interdependence.
Practice reading comprehension with this informational economics worksheet. 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. Students then use the information they read to answer the 9 questions in the packet, which are multiple-choice and true/false. Consider having students mark the text.
Students examine the characteristics of market economies. In this United States economics lesson, students analyze the Constitution to understand how it contributes to the market economy established in the United States. Students also make predictions regarding the government's role in the economy of China.
Economics after the Great Depression and the effects of the Great Depression on the US economy are covered in 10 questions. Learners answer five multiple choice and five matching questions related to the Federal Reserve System, thrift institutions, and savings and loans. 
High schoolers examine The Employment Report from April 2010. In this economic data lesson, students review data provided and explore links to figure out the changes in U.S. employment and unemployment and what factors have influenced it by completing provided questions through assessment.
Students examine Consumer Price Index (CPI) and rate of inflation from the February 2009. In this economic data lesson, students review charts, graphs, and information found covering the meaning of CPI data, the change in consumer prices and the impact of the change in the price level on groups in the U.S. by answering provided multiple choice and essay questions.
Students examine the employment and unemployment rates from January 2010. In this economic data lesson, students review employment and unemployment rates and reports, determine changes from past reports and reviews, come up with factors that can help and hurt the rates by completing provided questions and interactive quizzes.
Investigate economic geography through this text-companion worksheet. Learners read about and compare economic systems, examine the role of natural resources and infrastructure, and are introduced to GDP and GNP statistics. They take notes and answer 5 comprehension questions as they read the selection. A graphic organizer is provided for notes, but is quite small. Vocabulary words are defined on the side. Intended for use with the McDougal Littell World Geography text.
The class is divided into thirds and each third conducts Internet research on one of the three economic systems. They use an Inspiration template to type in a definition and facts about their assigned economic system. A four-two-one strategy is employed to assist students in sharing what they have found out about their systems with each other.
In this economic geography worksheet, students complete a graphic organizer as they read several passages about subsistence agriculture, different types of economies, and infrastructure, then answer five comprehension questions.
Students examine data over employment and unemployment rates from February 2010. In this economic data lesson plan, students review information, charts, and graphs provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and use the given data to answer provided multiple choice and essay questions.