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Competition and Market Structures
Check out a great resource that is sure to help you deliver a great lecture on competition and market structures. Each slide provides plenty of concise information on the different types of competition.
Focus on Economic Data: Consumer Price Index and Inflation, October 19, 2011
Emergent economists take a critical look at some hard-hitting data. They use real data to explore the similarities in inflation rates related to the CPI from 2011 and The Great Depression. They discuss the changes in inflation and the impact it has on consumer purchasing trends.
Focus on Economic Data: US Employment and the Unemployment Rate, March, 2012
Read all about the various types of unemployment and the United States is are currently at the low-point of an unemployment cycle. Kids examine what economic factors affect the unemployment rate, and what data shows for different US populations.
The Bubble Economy and the Lost Decade
Explore Japanese society and national identity. Class members share ideas about the Japanese economy and then investigate a series of resources, including an article, a film, a lecture, and a poem, to learn about Japan's Bubble Economy and the Lost Decade. Wrap up the lesson with a discussion about social, economic, and international consquences.
A Case Study: Gross Domestic Product - March 2002
Students gain access to easily understood, timely interpretations of monthly announcements of rate of change in real GDP and the accompanying related data in the U.S. economy. They categorize items into GDP categories.
Students examine the economic and political challenges the past six presidents have faced during their terms of office, and how those challenges may or may not have impacted their chances for re-election. They create campaign slogans both for and against the presidents researched in class based on the economic and political climate at the time of their elections.
Consumer Price Index and Inflation
Currently inflation, unemployment, our GDP, and Federal Reserve are all impacting the consumer price index. But what does this mean for consumers and producers under the US Economics system? Learners research data and websites, and engage in a class discussion to find out.
A Car for College?
In this budgeting lesson, students use given income and expenses to create a chart and decide if they can afford a car. Web research is used to find current prices for each expense and selected terms and concepts. Students create a PowerPoint presentation as a final project.
I'm The Taxman!
Students develop an understanding of how federal revenues are gained by taxes. This foundation enable students to decipher changes in federal tax policy. Groups of students study different types of taxes and prepare presentations on each one.
Public vs. Private
Students watch two commericals from previous presidential elections on the topic of healthcare. After reading an article, they identify the position of the various candidates for the 2008 election. In groups, they brainstorm their own proposals for one of the candidates and write a position paper about where they state on the state of healthcare in the United States.
Is health insurance a luxury? The class examine the increasing number of uninsured middle class Americans; they then research and present information on various aspects of medical coverage and care at a classroom forum entitled "The Current State of Health Care in the United States."
Create a glossary of tax-related vocabulary and clip New York Times articles that present tax procedure in action, in preparation for participating in a tax quiz bowl. Young economists explore allegations that "Survivor" Richard Hatch perpetrated tax fraud.
SWOT Teams: Analyzing the Political Parties for the 2010 Midterm Elections
What are political parties and what so strategists do? In this political analysis lesson, students analyze political strategies to understand their strengths and weaknesses. They use key details from the text to learn how to create political strategies for both political parties.
Savers & Borrowers: Financial Markets in the United States
Investigate the current financial market and have your class explore savings, borrowing, financial markets, mutual funds, and the stock market. This four-part lesson is designed to help students become knowledgeable and informed consumers.
The Structure of Matter and the Chemical Elements
In this chemistry worksheet, students answer 73 fill in the blanks and multiple choice questions on the structure of matter and properties of elements in the periodic table.
The Greatest Educational Change America Has Ever Seen
Young scholars connect the symbols from the design of the United States Mint Fifty State Quarters Program to our country's history in this five-activity unit. The culture, unique heritage, and geography of the individual states are probed.
I Work Too!
Students create a class monetary system. In this elementary economics instructional activity, students research jobs, create jobs within the classroom, and budget money. This instructional activity builds students responsibility and experience with money.
Honors Unit 6 - Money & The Fed Test Review
Four pages of review help economics or government students prepare for a test on the Federal Reserve and banking. This does not include any questions, just notes.
Chapter 14 - Section V
Put knowledge to the test with a short quiz. Your economics class will answer 10 questions related to the Fed, Federal Reserve System, and monetary policy in the US. There are five multiple choice and five matching questions to hone their skills.
The 1930s: Drastic Times Call For Drastic Measures
Tenth graders analyze the causes of the Great Depression. They analyze the causes and the consequences of the Dust Bowl. Pupils examine how the Great Depression helped change the role of the federal government in the American economy. Students examine the change approach to the Depression from the early years of the Hover Administration through the Second New Deal.