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Your class members have been selected by the president to help solve the budget crisis as part of a special deficit commission. After learning about fiscal policy, economic theories, and the federal budget through a detailed PowerPoint presentation, class members will simulate a press conference in which they will recommend cutting or reducing programs and/or increasing taxes. 
In this Sorting Out Macroeconomic Theories, students match thirty-one ideas with the economic theory they are aligned with. Students write the idea under the name of the correct theory.
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.
In this economic worksheet, students answer questions and examine graphs representing the two views on economics. Students are then asked to write about their own opinion.
Instruct your future businessmen and women about the different theories of economics in this informative presentation. With graphs and thorough explanations, these slides would couple well with a lecture on Classical and Keynesian Economics.
In this economics worksheet, students read a summary of the different theories, examine graphs, then determine which model each graph is illustrating.
Review macroeconomic theories and graphing using this resource. Learners analyze a diagram illustrating various supply curves, and then complete fill in the blank questions.
Could saving really harm the economy? Discover the paradox of thrift and how decreases in consumption can affect economic recovery and various markets and industries.
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.
Students 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.
High schoolers 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.
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.
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.
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 instructional activity, students examine data about Gross Domestic Product (GDP) that is included in the instructional activity. Students also discuss inflation and unemployment statistics.    

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