Keynesian Economics Teacher Resources
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Students examine both the Phillips Curve and the Wave Curve theories of economics. They read case studies which have implications for labor economics as well as macroeconomics.
Pupils examine and analyze the characteristic problem of each phase of the business cycle. Students articulate the appropriate choices for each of the problems described. Pupils apply the writing process to write an essay.
Now that scholars understand more of currency imbalance and artificially suppressed currency, Sal discusses motivations of the different actors. He briefly touches on the difficulty of unwinding a cycle like this once it has begun. Learners see the Chinese perspective, looking historically back at the big-picture goal of being on-par industrially with the developed world. They examine the impact of an offshore manufacturing base, both on the US and China. Sal also brings up the US point of view and outlines the economic problems that will ensue if this cycle were to stop. He sets up a brief parallel to the recent recession, so consider challenging scholars to think more deeply on that connection.
What tools doe the Congress and the Federal Reserve can use to correct economic problems. Interested minds examine how the use of those tools affects the money supply, interest rates, and aggregate demand. This is a great resource with attached links, activities, and handouts.
High schoolers determine differences between Keynes' and Hayek's economic philosophies. They describe economic freedom according to Hayek, as current economists describe it, then explain how Keynes' economic policies could limit economic freedom .
Students identify the reasons for the mass starvation in Ireland in the 1800's. They analyze the historical and political forces that caused the famine and discuss the potato blight itself in detail.
Students examine the tools of fiscal and monetary policy. They identify how economic stabilization tools affect the money supply, interest rates, and aggregate demand.
In this economy terminology worksheet, students review, define and discuss eighteen key terms associated with economy and then locate and circle each key term in a word search puzzle.
In this economics worksheet, learners read a summary of the different theories, examine graphs, then determine which model each graph is illustrating.
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.
Currently inflation, unemployment, our GDP, and Federal Reserve are all impacting the consumer price index. But what does this mean for consumers and producers under the US Economics system? Learners research data and websites, and engage in a class discussion to find out.
Research and connect America's current economic downturn with the 1929 Stock Market Crash and the Great Depression.
In this economic systems worksheet, students read and follow the provided 5 tips to locate, analyze, and discuss macroeconomics current event issues.
Students explore the root causes of inflation. In this economics lesson, students examine data about Gross Domestic Product (GDP) that is included in the lesson. Students also discuss inflation and unemployment statistics.
Ensure your economists understand demand and supply curves with this 13-question inflation and unemployment learning exercise. Although it references a text, information students need is included on a separate notes handout (included). Consider having students take notes instead of simply reading. Simple definition questions include concepts such as stagflation and aggregate, and several short-answer questions have students considering the influence of supply and demand on GDP.
For this online interactive history worksheet, learners respond to 50 multiple choice questions about the Great Depression. Students may submit their answers to be scored.