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High schoolers examine a Federal Reserve announcement to lower interest rates. Using the information, they determine the effects of this announcement on spending by consumers and employment in the United States. After reading a case study, they identify the goals and tools of the Federal Reserve and answer comprehension questions.
Students examine announcements made by the Federal Reserve. Using data, they explain the decisions they have made and how they affect the economy. Using data, they analyze different trends in the past with the market. They answer questions and discuss them as a class to end the lesson.
Does technology affect our intelligence? It's definitely a question worth pondering. Pose it to your class, and then have them read the article provided. This difficult text would be best for 11th grade and higher. As their reading comes to a close, they complete the four thought-provoking questions provided. This article is sure to spark some interesting discussion.
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.
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 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.
Is economic growth necessary to remain a relevant world power? These slides discuss the definition and implications of growth economics, complete with global comparisons and ways to account for growth. Graphs and charts are easy to read and understand, even for the beginning economist.
Learners identify key economic indicators to understand real GDP growth. They calculate the historical and recent GDP, assess GDP data in relation to business cycles, and make predictions about the impact of currect GDP growth. Discussion questions, charts, background data, and web links are included.
Use a production possibilities curve to explain efficiency in terms of opportunity cost, consumption, and scarcity. A video shows how the Production Possibilities Curve is used to calculate opportunity cost and scarcity. Learners then practice using the formula and take a quiz.
Examine the Federal Reserve System and how monetary policy effects various aspects of the US economics system. Here you'll find all the necessary data and background information to lead a lecture on the Federal Reserve. You'll also find web links and two activity ideas intended to help upper graders understand how financial policies are made.
Forty-one pages of economics lecture notes provide an excellent resource to supplement your lessons. This includes explanations and graphics on major principles such as scarcity, supply and demand, production factors, and growth and productivity. There are also a few activities to engage the class. Fairly high quality, with few typographical errors.
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.
Use this packet of resources in your career unit about writing a resume. Filled with instructions, suggestions, and examples, this series of worksheets could be a great addition to a unit about careers and professional writing. Excellent for junior high, high school, college, or an adult ed class.
Students create and budgets. In this budgeting lesson, students use given income and expenses to create a chart and decide if they can afford a car. Web research is used to find current prices for each expense and selected terms and concepts. Students create a PowerPoint presentation as a final project.
Students examine economic policy. In this Economics lesson, students learn about the structure of the Federal Reserve System and the functioning of the Federal Open Market Committee. The four-lesson unit consists of simulations and internet research designed to have students take on the roles of participants in a FOMC meeting.