Achieving Economic Stability
Students engage in study of the economic crash of The Stock Market in 1929. They examine the trends of the market at the time and discuss the indicators in classroom small groups. Then suggestions are made as to how this could have been avoided.
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Learning About the Federal Budget: “Get a Pencil, You’re Tackling the Deficit!”
Your class members have been selected by the president to help solve the budget crisis as part of a special deficit commission. After learning about fiscal policy, economic theories, and the federal budget through a detailed PowerPoint...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Lesson 1: Katrina Strikes
Most families have an emergency kit in their home with flashlights, water, and extra food. But what happens to your money when disaster strikes? An economics instructional activity focused on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005...
7th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Get out of the textbook and into real economic issues with an innovative video. Crash Course Economics takes learners through a tour of macroeconomics and applies the three major factors of macroeconomics—gross domestic product,...
14 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Fiscal Policy and Stimulus
A country with high recessionary and inflationary gaps has several options to stimulate growth. A video focused on fiscal policy inspires young economists to explore the ways a government can influence, regulate, and stabilize (or...
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Focus on Economic Data: The Federal Reserve and Monetary Policy, April 25, 2012
First, review key economic indicators as they relate to the Federal Reserve and macroeconomics. Then, analyze economic data that reflects the Federal use of money through monetary policy. Data, teacher notes, and multiple web links are...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Focus on Economics Data: The Federal Reserve and Monetary Policy
Provide your class with the definitions to several key economic concepts related to the Federal Reserve and macroeconomics. Then, engage them in a discussion using the new vocabulary in the context of factual economic data analysis.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History