Economics Teacher Resources

You demand, we supply! You'll be ready to capitalize on the opportunity to teach your next economics class with our fantastic set of lesson plans and activities, which also include an array of resources on financial literacy and business.
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An Economic Snapshot

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Analyze the issues that affect the state of the economy. Have your class explore media reports about recent economic recessions, the housing bubble, and loan defaults in order to chart information about recessions and participate in an...
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The Economics of Ghostbusters

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
How do the men of Ghostbusters represent entrepreneurship, the market economy, and government oversight? This video provides unique insight into the risks of startup companies, as well as the foundational features of a market economy,...
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Economics Quiz: Chapter 13 Section 1

For Students 11th - 12th
Economic business cycles and predictable market change can be tracked using statistical data. Try a 10 question quiz to test your class on economic indicators, business cycles, and the GDP.
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An Introduction to Modern Economics

For Students 10th - 12th
Practice reading comprehension with this informational economics worksheet. Learners read a 2-page explanation of the beginnings of modern economics and how it plays a role in society. This reading discusses natural, human and capital...
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Explorations in Economic Demand, Part I

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Your economists will relate to the choices at hand in this personal budgeting scenario. A passage describes Bob's predicament: he's going away to college and must buy his own clothes, including the pricey Levis he wants to buy 8 of....
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Chapter 14- Section III: Economics

For Students 11th - 12th
Economics after the Great Depression and the effects of the Great Depression on the US economy are covered in 10 questions. Learners answer five multiple choice and five matching questions related to the Federal Reserve System, thrift...
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Economics Quiz: Chapter 10 Section 2

For Students 11th - 12th
The congress has a lot to say when it comes to the federal budget and the US economy. First, review these topics and then hand out a related quiz. There are 10 questions that ask learners to consider economic spending on a national scale.
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Writing Exercises: Modern Economic Issues, #2

For Students 9th - 10th
Modern day economics is definitely a hot topic. Critical thinkers answer three questions regarding the economic gap and turn around in today's global economy. They'll use the five W's to determine the meaning of globalization, Korea's...
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Writing Exercises: Economic Issues since World War II

For Students 9th - 11th
How have things changes economically since the end of WWII? Thoughtful writers will consider three questions and compose responses for each. They'll discuss Cold War science and technology, US involvement in Japanese and European...
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Writing Exercises: Modern Economic Issues, #1

For Students 8th - 10th
Explore modern economic issues occurring after WWII. The class responds to three short-answer questions regarding post colonialism, changes to the global economy after 1945, and the ties that bind many nations to the colonial countries...
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Economics of the North and South Before the Civil War

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How did economic issues lead to war? Viewers watch an AP review video to examine one of the main causes of the American Civil War, the Tariff of Abominations. They examine the issues concerning the economies of the North and South prior...
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Factors for Economic Integration in Western Europe since 1945

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
While the European Union has been a part of economic landscape for decades, it grew out of a period of economic integration after World War II. Using a round table method, class members analyze and discuss the events leading up to the...
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Writing Exercise: Economic and Social Revolution I

For Students 7th - 9th
Learners take a critical look at the economic and social changes that stemmed from the industrial revolution. There are three short essay questions for them to answer regarding suffrage, changes in women's rights, and urbanization as a...
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Economic Profit and Costs Review

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
What is the difference between the way an accountant calculates profit versus the way an economist calculates profit? Discover one take on the issue offered by Mr. Clifford, who reviews the concepts of explicit costs, implicit costs, and...
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The Economic System of Medieval Europe

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How are economics and politics intertwined? Societies in the Medieval period used feudalism for both economic and military reasons. The arrangement provided safety and met other needs. Using the included simulation, individuals...
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Quarrying - Economic, Environmental and Social Effects

For Students 9th - 12th
Where does limestone actually come from? The sixth video in a seven-part series introduces pupils to the quandary of quarrying. The resource examines the positive economic factors involved in digging for limestone, as well as the...
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The Laffer Curve - Economic Theories

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Delve into the world of economic theory with the Laffer curve and introduce your young economists to the relationship between tax revenue and tax rates.
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Economics Quiz: Chapter 4

For Students 11th - 12th
Pop quiz time! After passing out a 10 question economics quiz, you'll be able to see how much your class understands economic demand. There are five multiple choice and five matching questions all related to the law of demand.
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Economics: Chapter 16 Section III

For Students 11th - 12th
Trade deficits, foreign exchange, and international trade take top billing in an economics quiz. There are 10 questions related to international business and currency for your learners to answer.
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Focus on Economic Data: US Employment and the Unemployment Rate, March, 2012

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Read all about the various types of unemployment and the United States is are currently at the low-point of an unemployment cycle. Kids examine what economic factors affect the unemployment rate, and what data shows for different US...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: The Economic Paradox

For Students 9th - 12th
It's a classic conundrum of economics: voters want jobs, but don't want to spend the money required for businesses to hire. This political cartoon analysis worksheet has students analyzing this enigma and responding to 3 talking points...
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Economic Data Lesson: Economic Policy Options

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Can you make decisions that will impact millions of people around the nation? Scholars research the role of the Federal Reserve, and its Chairman, on the economic outlook of the country. They analyze current trends in unemployment,...
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Episode 8, Segment 2: The PPF Illustrates Underemployment, Economic Expansion, and Economic Growth

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Is it possible to be overqualified for the current job market? Scholars analyze underemployment and what it takes to potentially out-price yourself for a job. A short video lesson outlines economic growth and researches job trends....
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Episode 15: Economic Growth

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
How can a mobile card reader impact the economic growth of a restaurant? Scholars investigate the concept of growing a business by using human resources in addition to tools and equipment. The 15th podcast of a 21-part series on...