Macroeconomics Teacher Resources

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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.
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.
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.
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.
Students review the US employment and unemployment rate. In this algebra lesson,students identify changes in the rate of employment over a period of time and identify factors causing the rate of unemployment.
Students 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.
Students 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.
High schoolers 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.
Students explore the root causes of inflation. In this economics instructional activity, students examine data about Gross Domestic Product (GDP) that is included in the instructional activity. Students also discuss inflation and unemployment statistics.    
High schoolers 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.
Young scholars 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
Students define important vocabulary related to business. In 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.
Provide your class with the definitions to several key economic concepts related to the Federal Reserve and macroeconomics. Then, engage them in a discussion using the new vocabulary in the context of factual economic data analysis. 
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.
High schoolers explain how their lives would be more difficult in a world with no money.
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.
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.
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.