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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 examine the economic impact of the Great Depression. In this modern history lesson, students use various primary sources including speeches to determine what some of the economic options that were available to the US during the Great Depression. They then decide what might have worked best and explain their thinking.
Focus on the third quarter estimate of the US real GDP. Kids will determine current GDP growth, identify the GDP, discuss the relationship between the GDP and various economic indicators, and predict future economic conditions. Vocabulary, background information, charts, and web links are all included.
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.
Ensure your economists understand demand and supply curves with this 13-question inflation and unemployment worksheet. 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.