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Macroeconomics Teacher Resources
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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.
Use this economic activity to focus on writing summaries of informational text. First, middle schoolers define common economic terms used to describe news about the economy. They closely read news about the federal budget deficit and present their findings in order to better explain the fundamental questions underlying current economic policy.
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.
Practice reading comprehension with this informational economics learning exercise. Learners read a 2-page explanation of the beginnings of modern economics and how it plays a role in society. This reading discusses natural, human and capital resources, microeconomics and macroeconomics, and the 3 types of economies. Students then use the information they read to answer the 9 questions in the packet, which are multiple-choice and true/false. Consider having students mark the text.
Twelfth graders identify and define in writing, various economic terms by conducting a Web search. In this macroeconomics instructional activity, 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.
Here is a great tool to help you introduce basic economics to your upper graders. You'll find four separate activities that work alongside each of the defined terms and concepts. Each activity helps learners better understand basic economic principles through application. Wants and needs, circular flow, opportunity costs, production, labor, and scarcity are all covered.