Unemployment and Inflation
Twelfth graders examine and discuss the cause and costs of unemployment and inflation. They define terms dealing with inflation and unemployment, and analyze the impact of September 11, 2001 on the economy.
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Making Sense of the Ups and Downs of Prices
What are the consequences and costs of inflation? What is CPI, and how do we calculate it? This resource answers these questions in an organized and in-depth manner, and also includes a worksheet of follow-up questions designed for an...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Market Basket SMART/ActivInspire Lesson Plan
Inflate your knowledge, not the economy! Pupils learn more about inflation with detailed worksheets and exciting activities such as role play, an interactive PowerPoint presentation, and a project in which they design a podcast on...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
The Federal Reserve and Monetary Policy
How does the Fed manipulate the money supply in the United States? After reading a comic book on monetary policy and answering guided questions, your class members will take part in an interactive online simulation in which they will...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Unemployment Rate Primer
Ever wonder how the Bureau of Labor Statistics calculates the ever-changing unemployment rate? Sal begins explaining this by breaking down the US population into subsets, including the labor force and the unemployed. He explains the...
10 mins 11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
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
Business Cycle Unit Summary
Experience the ebb and flow of the economy with a video reviewing the fundamental concepts of the business cycle. Here you'll find an explanation of how unemployment, GDP growth, and inflation are all present in a basic graph of the...
2 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Focus on Economic Data: Consumer Price Index and Inflation, May 13, 2011
Budding economists use hard data to analyze the current changes in the CPI. They identify factors that change inflation rates, such as policy and economic conditions. They also describe the impact inflation/deflation has on various...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Focus on Economic Data: Consumer Price Index and Inflation, March , 2012
Learners use the CPI-U index to determine how inflation changes have affected consumerism, labor, and the urban landscape. Young economists take a critical look at some hard-hitting data to explore the similarities in inflation rates...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
What Gives a Dollar Bill Its Value?
What makes a one hundred-dollar bill valuable? Here is an excellent, straight-forward animated video to help your learners grasp the concept of inflation and the purpose and policies of the Federal Reserve System.
4 mins 10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable