Macroeconomics Teacher Resources

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Eighth graders define the generally accepted list of national economic goals. They discuss the compatability/incompatibility of goals. They participate in a consensus-building exercise to rank economic goals in order of importance.
Students review economic goals and evaluate progress in achieving those goals. They focus on equity, efficiency, economic freedom and growth. They provide and example of a production decision for the economy as a whole.
Students explore the problem of world hunger by reading and discussing a United Nations report on world hunger. They brainstorm ideas for programs to end the cycle of poverty and hunger worldwide.
Students investigate the concepts related to the economic system of the European Union by looking at the currency of the Euro in comparison to the American dollar. They compare and contrast the Federal Reserve, International Monetary Fund, and the European Central Bank.
High schoolers examine the changes in rural America in an economic sense. In groups, they research the problems rural areas face in the 21st century. They examine the economic policies in effect and how they help or hurt rural America.
Students analyze the concept of global commons dilemma.  In this investigative lesson students read an article on the Middle East Media Research Institute and answer questions accordingly. 
Students study how to graph a Lorenz Curve and calculate the Gini Coefficient. In this microeconomics lesson plan, students use graphing, calculating, and interpretation as they answer provided questions and solve provided problems.
Students study the monetary policy of the Federal Reserve. In this economic data instructional activity, students review given information and graphs, research given topics and case studies and use what is found to complete worksheets, essays and quizzes provided.
Students examine environmental and social impacts of products that consumers buy. For this environmental stewardship lesson, students play a game that requires them to consider real costs of products. Students consider the environmental costs of extraction, production, distribution, consumption, and disposal.
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.
Ensure your economists understand demand and supply curves with this 13-question inflation and unemployment learning exercise. Although it references a text, information students need is included on a separate notes handout (included). Consider having students take notes instead of simply reading. Simple definition questions include concepts such as stagflation and aggregate, and several short-answer questions have students considering the influence of supply and demand on GDP.
In this economics learning exercise, students respond to 29 short answer questions regarding fiscal and monetary policy. Several notes and explanations are also included.
In this macroeconomics worksheet, students respond to 41 short answer and fill in the blank questions regarding economic concepts related to market failure.
Students identify the rate and change in the consumer price index. In this algebra lesson, students put their business skills to the test by identifying factors causing inflation. They describe the effect inflation and deflation have on families and the economy.
Use this packet of resources in your career unit about writing a resume. Filled with instructions, suggestions, and examples, this series of worksheets could be a great addition to a unit about careers and professional writing. Excellent for junior high, high school, college, or an adult ed class.
Students examine the Federal Open Market Committee's actions to ensure stable prices by adjusting the discount rate, reserve requirements and interest rates.
Students examine Federal Reserve System and Monetary Policy.
Students review a case study regarding the Federal Reserve System and Monetary Policy.
Students review a case study of The Federal Reserve System and Monetary Policy - October 28, 2003.
High schoolers use lecture, graphs and discussion to analyze the actions of the Federal Reserve. They identify strategies of the Federal Reserve used to achieve price stability and economic growth.