Macroeconomics Teacher Resources
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A Case Study: The Federal Reserve System and Monetary Policy
Students 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.
Keynesian Economics and Fiscal Policy
Students examine and analyze the characteristic problem of each phase of the business cycle. Students articulate the appropriate choices for each of the problems described. Students apply the writing process to write an essay.
A Case Study: The Federal Reserve System and Monetary Policy - November 2001
Learners 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.
A Case Study: The Federal Reserve System and Monetary Policy - January 2002
Pupils 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.
Sorting Out Macroeconomic Theories
In this Sorting Out Macroeconomic Theories, students match thirty-one ideas with the economic theory they are aligned with. Students write the idea under the name of the correct theory.
Intelligence in the Internet Age
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.
New! Have and Have-Not
Is there a correlation between a country's wealth and the extent of its ecological footprint? What exactly constitutes an ecological footprint, and how does one country stack up against the rest? This is a unique lesson to incorporate into Earth Day activities or an environmental science class. Invite your class to investigate the inequality that exists in the world today in natural resource usage, waste accumulation, and pollution production.
Focus on Economic Data: Consumer Price Index and Inflation, March , 2012
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.
Chapter 17: Economic Growth and the New Economy
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.
Production Possibilities Curve
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.
Focus on Economic Data: The Federal Reserve and Monetary Policy, April 25, 2012
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.
The Science of Economics
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.
Consumer Price Index and Inflation
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.
Globalization: Threat or Opportunity for the U.S. Economy?
Students study the pros and cons of globalization. They highlight the economic concepts of comparative advantage, specialization, and opportunity cost. They read and discuss the "FRBSF Economic Letter: Globalization: Threat or Opportunity for the U.S. Economy?"
A Car for College?
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.
An Economic SIM-ulus Package
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.
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As your learners prepare for their next major economics assessment, or perhaps the daunting AP Economics test, these flashcards will be a great resource to have at their disposal! From fiscal policy to factor markets, this app offers hundreds of important key terms to review at their fingertips.
Income: It Ain't Where You Start, It's What You Got, and Where You End
Students research distribution of income and how it affects poverty.
Globalization and Foreign Investment and Latin America
Consider the impact of foreign investment in Latin America. Young economists read the provided handouts about foreign investment in Latin America and then solve the investment scenarios and case studies.
Distribution of Goods
Learners study the concept of scarcity and that it requires people to make choices when trying to satisfy their unlimited wants. Groups are given bags of items and must distribute the items in the bag in a way that is acceptable to everyone in the group.