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- Eric H., Teacher
- Vina, CA
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Upper graders consider contemporary Chinese economics, political viewpoints, and government. This unit covers a span of several class periods or six days, and engages learners in a variety of skills based activities. They conduct Internet reasearch, engage in discussion groups, create essay outlines, present multimedia presentations, and synthesize and evaluate informational resource. A full appendix is included.
Upper graders listen to a podcast on the EconTalk website featuring economist Keith Hennessey. The podcast focuses on the Budget Control Act of 2011, the national debt, and government spending. They read specifics about the BCA, then give an opinion about what the government's next move should be. Related questions are included to check for comprehension or to use for a group discussion.
Students complete a graphic organizer on the economic cycle. In this government and the economy lesson, students discover ways that the government can have an impact on the economy. Students view a slideshow and complete a graphic organizer on steps the government can take to speed up or slow down the economy.