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The Story of the Federal Reserve System
Prevent the Federal Reserve System from becoming a dry topic for your middle and high schoolers by using an informative, engaging resource! The cartoon takes your class on a journey with aliens from the planet of Novus to observe the...
Federal Reserve Bank
GDP: Does It Measure Up?
Here is resource that offers a very clear explanation for how economists measure economic growth by comparing real GDP over time. There is also an additional worksheet that details the expenditure method and four components for...
Recession is Not Recess
An impressive lesson plan produced by The Washington Post on various aspects of economics. This nine-page page lesson has an amazing variety of activities embedded in it for high school high schoolers. There are great worksheets,...
Economics of Slavery: How Did Cotton Sow the Seeds of Panic?
An inquiry-based lesson challenges high schoolers to research and identify the economic forces and inventions that impacted the cotton industry. Researchers consider how the use of slavery impacted the economic growth of the United States.
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Unemployment and the Future of Jobs in America
Unemployment: The job of the future. The resource, designed for high school scholars, explains unemployment rates, recessions, and job trends that are impacting employment in the United States. Academics explore potential careers of the...
2011 AP® Macroeconomics Free-Response Questions
Foreign exchange rates have a ripple effect on economies worldwide. A case study asks scholars to examine what would happen to international investment and capital after tweaking variables that can ricochet around the world. A second...
2000 AP® Macroeconomics Free-Response Questions
When a country faces a recession, the government has various options: decrease taxes to stimulate consumer spending or increase taxes to fund projects. Which works best? Young economists ponder this question, along with how an increase...
2003 AP® Macroeconomics Free-Response Questions
A country experiences inflation. What options does the government have to control the problem? Using authentic materials from College Board, learners consider the problem. Additional questions explore supply and demand curves, as well as...
2007 AP® Macroeconomics Free-Response Questions Form B
Australia and New Zealand are close trading partners. So what happens when one country goes into a recession? Learners consider the impact using authentic materials from College Board. Other practice questions include examinations of the...
2008 AP® Macroeconomics Free-Response Questions
How could consumer confidence affect an economy otherwise operating smoothly? A prompt from College Board examines the topic. Other questions include exploring the production possibilities of two fictional nations and evaluating a...
2012 AP® Macroeconomics Free-Response Questions
A fictional country is facing tough economic times and has a few options to tinker with the economy. Which is the best path forward? Scholars consider the best way to reverse a recession using materials from College Board. Other queries...
2013 AP® Macroeconomics Free-Response Questions
While inflation is an expected part of the economy, how does it affect other factors, such as loan and interest rates? Learners consider questions such as these in authentic College Board materials. Other practice questions include...
2018 AP® Macroeconomics Free-Response Questions
When recessions happen, they impact markets around the world. Scholars explore the effects with a prompt from the College Board exam. Other analytical exercises include evaluating the trade-offs that happen when societies produce...
Chapter 8: Introduction to Economic Growth and Instability
Help your young economists put the current financial situation into context with this fluid and informative presentation. Complete with a thorough list of key terms at the end and a useful navigation tool on each slide, the presentation...
Study: Largest Wealth Disparities in 25 Years
The New York Times has produced an article specifically geared to its younger readers. They read an article entitled, "Largest Wealth Disparities in 25 Years" to answer six comprehension questions. They'll be asked who, what, where,...
Why Study Economic Downturns?
Research and connect America's current economic downturn with the 1929 Stock Market Crash and the Great Depression.
Cartoons for the Classroom: Recession Puts our Patients to the Test
Cartoons for the classroom has put out another great worksheet intended to get upper graders thinking. They analyze a political cartoon regarding economic recovery and President Obama. Three great discussion questions and a web link make...
Cartoons for the Classroom: Grinding to a Halt- The U.S. Economy
Using gears as a visual metaphor, this political cartoon analysis worksheet gives a clear picture of one artist's perspective on the U.S. economy. Background information helps give pupils access to the cartoon's context, and 3 talking...
Cartoons in the Classroom: Stagflation
What is stagflation? Have your social studies class examine this political cartoon to define stagflation and understand recession as its defined in a political context. This worksheet would be a great warm up activity, perfect for extra...
Cartoons for the Classroom: Recession Puts Our Patience to the Test
In this current events worksheet, students analyze a political cartoon about the Recession and respond to 3 talking point questions.
Learning Economics through Comics
Students summarize the historical development of money. For this economics lesson, students describe the process of bartering and explain how money facilitates trade and exchange. Students also define and describe inflation and a modern...
The Big Picture-Economic Security in the Country and your Community
High schoolers explore economic security at the local and national level during the time period preceding the 2008 presidential election. They fill out surveys on their thoughts and concerns regarding the US economy, and watch a video...
Our Land: League Philanthropy Unit
Students use the folk singer Woody Guthrie's song 'This Land is Your Land' to learn about the responsibility of every person to take care of each other and the land. In this land preservation lesson, students sing the song, learn...
The Housing Crisis: GDP, Housing Bubble, Recession
Secondary pupils examine the housing bubble and the 2008 and global economic crisis. Defining GDP and GDP growth, recession, and bubbles, young economists debate what makes a bubble and how housing can be an economic indicator. Small...