Macroeconomics Teacher Resources

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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.
Students explore the world of tobacco bag stringing. In this North Carolina history lesson plan, students read the provided article about tobacco bag stringing and investigate the implications of the Fair Labor Standards Act on the jobs.
High schoolers 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 .
Follow the Federal Open Market Committee announcements and newspapers to look for stories about the Federal Reserve actions that target interest rates and boost spending and employment in the United States. This lesson incorporates math, economics, and current events in a real world context.
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.
Students explore the consequences of unemployment. For this macroeconomics lesson, students listen to the songs “Johnny 99” and “Worried Man.” Students discuss the socioeconomic costs of unemployment as they analyze the songs.
Young scholars examine the employment and unemployment rates for March 2010 as given by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In this economic data lesson, students review reports, determine changes from past reports, determine factors influencing change in rates and explain how the employment and unemployment rates have implications on everyone by completing an essay question provided.
Learners explore the background and vocabulary that makes up the financial crisis glossary. In this economics lesson, students are able to understand the current crisis that our economy is in by reading current events, having group discussions on findings and writing about the affects the economy has on them personally.
Students engage in study of the economic crash of The Stock Market in 1929. They examine the trends of the market at the time and discuss the indicators in classroom small groups. Then suggestions are made as to how this could have been avoided.
Students learn the difference between Monetary and Fiscal Policy while answering questions about how both systems function. They also examine case studies to further their understanding of the material.
Young scholars explore the root causes of inflation. In this economics activity, students examine data about Gross Domestic Product (GDP) that is included in the activity. Young scholars also discuss inflation and unemployment statistics.    
Learners review economic trends from the past 30 years. They compare and contrast GDP and GNP. They identify other social indicators of economic progress as well.
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 learners can take- consider using this as your guide, and possibly utilize the PowerPoint slides in a lecture.
Students synthesize the basic workings of the international market for foreign exchange, especially how exchange rates are determined, how the value of a nation's currency is connected to its international trade, and how governmental policies can impact t
Practice reading comprehension with this informational economics worksheet. 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.
Young scholars define important vocabulary related to business. For this algebra lesson, students identify the current and historical growth of US gross domestic product. They speculate about the future economic conditions and what would cause it to get better or worse.
Seventh graders research the six European "postage stamp" (small) countries and research interesting facts about them. In groups, they are assigned to one of the six countries of Andorra, Liechtenstein, Malta, Monaco, San Marino, or Vatican City. On poster board, 7th graders create a postage stamp for their country.
Tenth graders explore how companies can be publicly held corporations through stock. They explore how private individuals invest in these companies in hopes that these companies make a profit or in time make a profit.
Learners explain how their lives would be more difficult in a world with no money.
High schoolers read the federal reserve announcement and summarize the monetary policy. They explore how the FED tightens or loosens the monetary policy through the reserve requirements, discount rates and interest rates.