Macroeconomics Teacher Resources

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Students discuss goals of tight or loose monetary policy, act as advisers to heads of various nations' central banks to determine whether countries should pursue tight or loose monetary policy, and present realistic solutions orally to classmates.
Twelfth graders explore rising health care costs and the Law of Diminishing Marginal Utility. They participate in an activity that demonstrates the Law of Diminishing Marginal Utility. Students read the may 27, 2005 Economic Letter and complete the student handout.
In this economics worksheet, several basic principles of macroeconomics are explained, then students solve problems with varying rates of velocity and money supply.
Young scholars explore the concept of compound interest.  In this compound interest lesson, students are given a scenario where they must create a recursive function to represent the scenario.  Young scholars calculate the interest after given intervals of time. 
Students explore the role of government in the economy market. In this economics lesson, students analyze the decision making and how it takes into consideration additional cost, benefits and public awareness of what they are trying to accomplish. They discuss marginal costs.
Students explore the role of government in the economy market. In this economics lesson, students analyze the decision making and how it takes into consideration additional cost, benefits and public awareness of what they are trying to accomplish. They discuss marginal costs.
Students explore the role of government in the economy market. In this economics lesson, students analyze the decision making and how it takes into consideration additional cost, benefits and public awareness of what they are trying to accomplish. They discuss marginal costs.
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.
Students explore the Aztec culture and the Conquistadors. In this Aztec lesson, students investigate the language and culture of the Aztec civilization. Over several days and lessons, students expand their study to explore the impact of Conquistadors on this ancient civilization.
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.
Students participate in various hand-on activities as they study six international institutions that play important economic roles in the areas of international trade and finance.
Students explore the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) of the Federal Reserve System (Fed) to find out who they are and what they do. In this economic exploration instructional activity, students research case studies and solve problems that apply directly to money, rates, deposits and loans within banks today.
Students examine the North American Free Trade Agreement. Using the text, they identify how the countries intend to reduce tariffs on goods between them. They explain the differences in comparative and absolute advantage and present argument for and against free trade. Examining data, they identify the effects of NAFTA on employment in the United States.
High schoolers learn the fundamental concepts of economics as it relates to government.
Students identify different causes and types of unemployment. They identify and explain economic costs and social consequences of unemployment. They use songs by Johnny Cash and Bruce Springsteen as a way to study the plight of unemployment.
Students define and explain the functions of money and the characteristics that are needed to enable money to carry out these functions effectively.
Students research the U.S. free market system and evaluate the effects that the system has on both producers and consumers. They develop a fictional product and advertising plans for their product.
Students follow 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.
Students examine the tools of fiscal and monetary policy. They identify how economic stabilization tools affect the money supply, interest rates, and aggregate demand.
Eighth graders cooperate in groups to research ten different Spanish conquistadors. They enter relevant information about each explorer into a spreadsheet.