Macroeconomics Teacher Resources
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Students 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.
Learners examine the cause and effect of deforestation and investigate possible solutions. They read and discuss an article, write an essay, and conduct research for a project involving a forest management interview, or analyzing uses of wood product.
Young scholars 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 learning exercise, 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 activity, 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.
Young scholars 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.
Learners explore the Aztec culture and the Conquistadors. In this Aztec activity, students investigate the language and culture of the Aztec civilization. Over several days and lessons, learners 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.