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Students examine the functions of the Federal Reserve. In this economics lesson, students discover the history and duties of the Federal Reserve as they listen to their instructor lecture on the topic. Students may complete an online interactive quiz at the end of the lesson.
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.
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 examine Gross Domestic Product data from quarter 4 of 2009. in this economic data instructional activity, students review graphs, charts, and information to help them determine the current and historical growth, identify the components of measurement, and the economic indicators and business cycles of GDP in order to complete multiple choice and essay questions.