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.
Learners 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.
Federal Reserve's Monetary Policy
Twelfth graders identify and define in writing, various economic terms by conducting a Web search. In this macroeconomics lesson, 12th graders explain the development process and purpose of the Federal Reserve's Beige Book by conducting a search and completing a question sheet. Students also list and describe the significant of major economic sectors outlined in the Beige Book.
European Muslim Unemployment
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.
Wage Curve 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.
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 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.
Macroeconomic Targets in the UK
Students explore the meaning of key macroeconomic targets set by the UK government. They research these targets and determine how they have developed over time
Mr. Yamada’s Tips for Success on Current Events Commentary: Macroeconomics
In this economic systems worksheet, students read and follow the provided 5 tips to locate, analyze, and discuss macroeconomics current event issues.
Chapter 7: Measuring Domestic Output, National Income, and the Price Level
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.
The Trial of Monty Terry
Young scholars research and analyze the Federal Reserve System. They participate in a reader's theater, acting out the roles typical of a courtroom drama as they determine whether the defendant, Monty Terry, is guilty or innocent of manipulating the economy.
Problems on Macroeconomic Indicators
In this economics worksheet, students 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.
Economic Health Indicators: GDP and CPI Worksheet
Examine the nation's economic health using this GDP and CPI activity, 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.
IB Economics: Unit 3 – Macroeconomics Study Guide
In this economics worksheet, students respond to 72 short answer and problem solving questions regarding the study of macroeconomics.
The Euro Makes its Debut
High schoolers 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.
A Case Study: The Federal Reserve System and Monetary Policy - December 2001
Students analyze the decisions by the Federal Reserve to lower interest rates. Using data and announcements, they develop reasons why the rate would be lowered and how it would affect spending and employment in the United States. Using monetary policy, they gain insight into the concept of macroeconomics.
Production Possibilities Curve
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.
Focus on Economic Data: US Employment and the Unemployment Rate, March, 2012
Read all about the various types of unemployment and the United States is are currently at the low-point of an unemployment cycle. Kids examine what economic factors affect the unemployment rate, and what data shows for different US populations.
Focus on Economic Data: The Federal Reserve and Monetary Policy, April 25, 2012
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.
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.