GDP Data: Is the Economy Healthy?

Does the economy needs a check-up? Scholars analyze the gross domestic product (GDP) to determine the overall health of the current economy. They use a short video clip as well as economic data to determine the current growth of the United States employment, production, and financial markets.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Place a GDP visual in the room, or as a handout during the lesson for better understanding 
  • Extend the lesson with an additional video on the definition of GDP as a review of the lesson
Classroom Considerations
  • EconEdLink requires online access if assigning any part of the lesson as homework
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Lesson includes printable worksheets and materials for classroom distribution
  • Resource offers diverse instruction with a video clip as well as hands-on activities working with GDP data trends on charts and graphs
Cons
  • None