The Inflation of the 1970s
In this inflation worksheet, students read several paragraphs, then answer questions, diagram, and graph out solutions to problems presented to them.
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The Fed's Role in Making and Setting Monetary Policy: Part 1
How does inflation affect the economy, and how can effective monetary policy by the Federal Reserve help control inflation? With the Fisher equation and analysis of annual CPI rates during the 1970s and early 1980s, your class members...
1 min 11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Jimmy Carter's "Crisis of Confidence" Speech
Who was Jimmy Carter, and what is he well-known for? Explore the presidency of Jimmy Carter with this lesson. High schoolers analyze primary sources (included) and compare the energy crisis of the 1970s to today's energy issue.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Measuring the Great Depression
Young historians examine the cost of goods and services through the Consumer Price Index (CPI), output measured by Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and unemployment measured by the unemployment rate to gain an understanding of the economic...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Great Inflation: A Historical Overview and Lessons Learned
Your young economists will explore the roots of fears about high inflation by learning the effects of rising prices during the world wars and in particular the Great Inflation of the 1970s.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Reaganomics: A fix to the unemployment and inflation of the time
The 1980's was an interesting time for the American economic system. This presentation relates the lead to and the effects of Reaganomics, Trickle down economy, and Clintonomics. Embedded links, works cited, and images are included. A...
12th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
What's all the Yellen About? Monetary Policy and the Federal Reserve
Most countries experience an economic slump from time to time. Learn about the ways the Federal Reserve can intervene in a struggling economy before a crisis occurs with a short video from Crash Course Economics that focuses on monetary...
9 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Ford, Carter, and the Economic Malaise
Discover 1970s America in an incredibly engaging and enlightening manner with this resource, which primarily details the major economic landscape of the decade of the period and the volatile presidency of Jimmy Carter. Topics covered...
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
EconMovies 6: Back to the Future (Nominal vs. Real, Unemployment, Inflation)
Here is a gem of a resource for you and your learners to learn about nominal vs. real GDP and the different types of unemployment using clips from the film Back to the Future. This engaging presenter reviews the goals of an economy, how...
7 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Focus on Economic Data: US Employment and the Unemployment Rate, January, 2012
After reviewing recent unemployment data, learners will determine employment rate changes that have occurred in the past month and year. Background information, statistical data, vocabulary, and resource links are included to make your...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History