What Does a Dollar Really Buy?
Students explore the purpose of the price index and how it's calculated. They describe the weaknesses of the CPI and interpret CPI data as a measure of economic health.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
The Great Age of Exploration (1400-1550)
Delve into the Age of Exploration with this activity-packed resource! Complete with a pre-test, discussion questions and quiz for a 30-minute video on the period, map activities, timeline of discoveries, vocabulary, etc. this is a...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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 instructional activity of follow-up questions...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Deflation: Who Let the Air Out?
Why do decreasing prices (deflation) restrain economic growth, and why is this a real concern? Here you'll find reading materials and a related worksheet that gets right to the heart of this question, using recent events and real...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Free Silver Movement and Inflation
Why are US dollars no longer backed by gold and silver? What is our medium of exchange, and what would it be like to live in a barter economy? Learners consider these questions, as well as learn about the major historical events in the...
7th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Market Basket SMART/ActivInspire Lesson Plan
This isn't your average lesson plan on inflation! Your learners will tackle these terms armed with detailed worksheets and exciting activities, from role play and an interactive PowerPoint presentation to designing their very own...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
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
Cash the Check and Track the Dough
From checking and savings accounts to learning the importance of maintaining records and balancing a bank account, prepare your students to become financially independent and savvy adults, and explore all the intricacies of owning a bank...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Focus on Economic Data: Consumer Price Index and Inflation, February 2012
The CPI or Consumer Price Index is one tool used to identify changes in inflation rates. Kids examine other ways economists determine inflation changes as they review economic data. They analyze the data, then describe the impact...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History