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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.
High schoolers are introduced to the economic roles of the federal government. Using the internet, they read information related to government spending and the actual dollar amounts attached to budget items. In groups, they develop their own budget for the government and compare them with the actual budget. They also discuss the shifts in economic policy since the end of the Cold War.