Macroeconomics Teacher Resources

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Students view a PowerPoint presentation on macroeconomic policies. They identify and define the main distinctions between the three key economic policies used by governments and debate their merits.
Students examine the main distinctions between the three key economic policies used by governments. They analyze key terms and learn to apply them to real life examples. They develop the key skills of analysis and evaluation.
In this economics activity, learners respond to 10 true and false questions regarding macroeconomic indicators, such as employment rates and GDP. Students should explain their answers on a separate sheet of paper.
Using real economic data, the class discusses changes in the unemployment rate, as seen in December 2011. They analyze the provided data, discuss the included background information, review vocabulary, and write an essay on the relationship between the GDP and the unemployment rate.
Learners explore the meaning of key macroeconomic targets set by the UK government. They research these targets and determine how they have developed over time
In this economic systems worksheet, students read and follow the provided 5 tips to locate, analyze, and discuss macroeconomics current event issues. 
First, review key economic indicators as they relate to the Federal Reserve and macroeconomics. Then, analyze economic data that reflects the Federal use of money through monetary policy. Data, teacher notes, and multiple web links are included.
Young economists will enjoy this approachable and informative presentation. It is full of helpful graphs and definitions. Especially interesting will be the graph that measures the global perspective of the underground economy as a percent of GDP, as well as a discussion about an expenditures approach versus an income approach to economics.
Let your scholars test their economics skills with this 55-question quiz! They respond to fill-in-the-blank and multiple-choice questions pertaining to the study of microeconomics and macroeconomics. All answers are provided, and the format is such that it would be best to print this out for your class, checking their answers either together or on your own. Consider using this as a pre-test before your course begins, and then post-testing them at the end to show growth.
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.
Economics students explore the impact of immigration on the economy, along with other aspects of the Muslim migration into Europe. While the lesson may be effective, the PowerPoint on which it is based is not accessible. Nevertheless, some of the questions may be useful. This should be implemented after a solid introduction to economic policy issues like growth, the business cycle, inflation, and unemployment.
In this economics instructional activity, students respond to 72 short answer and problem solving questions regarding the study of macroeconomics.
Students explain that 11 European countries have united in the European Monetary Union. The new single currency bloc includes almost 300 million consumers and creates the second-largest economy in the world. They study the effects of this union.
Our motivation to understand and measure the economy is a relatively new, yet also incredibly vital, endeavor. Quickly review the importance of macroeconomics and the major topics it entails, including GDP, CPI, the business cycle, and the natural rate of unemployment.
Students identify the main phases of the business cycle and the conditions that are expected during a recession and boom. They discuss the difficulty of economic policy making. They practice solving equations using interest rates.
Using the classic game of Monopoly and a revised set of rules provided in this resource, your class members will discover how GDP is calculated and practice enacting expansionary or contractionary fiscal policies. What a great way to learn about this fundamental concept of economics!
In this economic worksheet, students answer 55 multiple-choice questions. Most of the questions are microeconomic in nature but there are macroeconomics questions as well.
Explore the foundations of macro and microeconomics with a discussion on using the production possibility curve to answer specific economic questions. Learners view videos, read text excerpts, and complete worksheets that put their understanding of scarcity and opportunity costs to the test. 
Students explore the consequences of unemployment. In this macroeconomics instructional activity, students listen to the songs “Johnny 99” and “Worried Man.” Students discuss the socioeconomic costs of unemployment as they analyze the songs.
Examine the nation's economic health using this GDP and CPI worksheet, which features helpful graphic depictions of complex concepts. The first 2 pages include 17 short-answer questions intended to guide reading from a text (not included). Concepts include macroeconomics, functions and calculations of both GDP and CPI, and net exports. The next pages outline notes students can take- consider using this as your guide, and possibly utilize the PowerPoint slides in a lecture.