Intro: Measuring the Economy

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Our motivation to understand and measure the economy is a relatively new, yet also incredibly vital, endeavor. Quickly review the importance of macroeconomics and the major topics it entails, including GDP, CPI, the business cycle, and the natural rate of unemployment.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

As part of a general review of macroeconomics, show the video during whole-group instruction and pause at appropriate points, asking learners to anticipate what major points the instructor is about to cover.

Classroom Considerations

  • Queue video to skip initial third party advertisement
  • Video addresses AP economics students, but content could be adapted for other levels of classes
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