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Focus on Economic Data: US International Trade in Goods and Services - October 2002
Go back to the year 2002 and analyze data trends related to international trade of goods and services. Great data and background information are provided. Learners use this to answer five critical analysis questions. Tip: Since data is from 11 years ago, why not conduct a comparative analysis with economic data from then and today?
Partners in Trade
Sixth graders become familiar with the importance of trade through history and how trade fosters interdependence. In this trade lesson, 6th graders discuss distribution of raw materials and create a hypothesis of how distributipon affects trade. Students take part in a simulation and have to negotiate trades.
US Agriculture and the World Market
Sixth graders investigate the world trade market. In this sixth grade mathematics lesson plan, 6th graders analyze data from import/export charts. Students choose five products that the US imports and exports and select a graphing method to compare the values and/or volumes of the products over a specific time period.
The insulation of sound is investigated by physics fanatics during this inquiry. Audacity® free sound editing software is required for collecting data. A link to the website for downloading it and a few screenshots are included to help you make this happen. A rather simple set of questions is included on a worksheet. Since participants are measuring and recording sound, they can print out the data to turn in along with a lab report.
A Case Study: Gross Domestic Product - March 2002
Students gain access to easily understood, timely interpretations of monthly announcements of rate of change in real GDP and the accompanying related data in the U.S. economy. They categorize items into GDP categories.
Focus on Economic Data: US Real GDP Growth, August 26, 2011
Young economists answer a series of critical thinking questions as they analyze real data that shows GDP Growth. They examine the provided charts, read through the background information, and discuss changes that occurred in the third quarter of 2011.
Focus on Economic Data: US Real GDP Growth, 4th Quarter 2011 (Final Estimate, March 29, 2012)
What are the economic implications of business cycles and GDP Growth? Identify current GDP growth, compare current data to historical data, then determine the connection between economic indicators and the Real GDP. Vocabulary, resource links, and data are all included.
Focus on Economic Data: Consumer Price Index and Inflation, March , 2012
Learners use the CPI-U index to determine how inflation changes have affected consumerism, labor, and the urban landscape. Young economists take a critical look at some hard-hitting data to explore the similarities in inflation rates related to the CPI from the past few years.
Focus on Economic Data
It's hard to think of a 16 or 17-year-old being able to speculate about the impact of current economic conditions based on GDP data and business cycles, but that's just what they're going to do. This lesson plan provides background information, tons of web links, statistical data and solid activities to build a real world understanding of how the US Economic system works.
Canada and its Trading Partners
Students identify the relationship between Canada and its trading partners. They use two data sources, Canadian Statistics and E-STAT, on the Statistics Canada website to explore the growing importance of trade in general.
Conducting a Scientific Investigation
Students investigate a possible health problem in the local school district through inquiry into attendance records, activities, maps, graphs, and data tables. The simulation continues as solutions for the problem are sought.
Critical Reading, Technology, and Math
Students review signals for order of operation. In this algebra lesson, students locate data text, export data to an Excel spreadsheet and graph data using charts. They follow specific steps to solve word problems.
Focus on Economics Data: US Real GDP Growth, August 26, 2011
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.
The Importance of Imports
Junior high schoolers participate in a series of activities focused on world trade, U.S. economy, and American consumerism. They engage in a class discussion, search through their closet and note where their clothing comes from, and conduct research to build an essay on imports and world trade.
Data on Chinese US Balance of Payments
Sal references the US Bureau of Economic Analysis to demonstrate discrepancies in US imports and exports with actual documentation. A financial account chart documents the inflow and outflow of asset ownerships, and Sal observes how few Chinese assets America invests in comparison to American assets China invests in. He points out the trade deficit, drawing learners back to previous videos to remind them that this imbalance is what China remedies by investing in US and other foreign assets.
The American Revolution: 1775 - 1783
Track the ins and outs and wartime strategies used by both the British and the Americans during the Revolutionary War. Multiple comparisons are made between both factions, maps, statistical data, images, and light text is used throughout the presentation. This would be a good resource to accompany a full lecture and could span several class periods.
NAFTA: Are Jobs Being Sucked Out of the United States?
Pupils examine the North American Free Trade Agreement. Using the text, they identify how the countries intend to reduce tariffs on goods between them. They explain the differences in comparative and absolute advantage and present argument for and against free trade. Examining data, they identify the effects of NAFTA on employment in the United States.
Partners in Trade
Sixth graders are provided with a trade simulation, practice using economic vocabulary and an opportunity to use research skills focused on trade interdependence. The pre-assessment engages students in a vocabulary match game to help students make links with their prior knowledge.
A Case Study: Gross Domestic Product
Students read a case study about Gross Domestic Product. They analyze historical perspectives of the issue and participate in activities related to the concept. They describe major issues surrounding the announcement of data to the public.
Global Job Hopping
Pupils examine basic trade terms and data about the economies of countries increasingly used as outsources for American jobs.