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Analyzing Federal Reserve Data

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Who or what is FRED, and what has FRED to do with the United States economy? Six resources in the "Analyzing Federal Reserve Data" unit module focus on how the Federal Reserve uses employment data, gross domestic product (GDP), and...
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The Story of the Federal Reserve System

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
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...
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Learning About the Federal Budget: “Get a Pencil, You’re Tackling the Deficit!”

For Teachers 10th Standards
Your class members have been selected by the president to help solve the budget crisis as part of a special deficit commission. After learning about fiscal policy, economic theories, and the federal budget through a detailed PowerPoint...
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Featured Activity: How the Census Impacts My Community

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Individuals have $50,000 to spend on a program at their schools—what will they do with the money? After looking at the Constitutional mandate, learners use a census simulation activity to consider the question. After conducting their own...
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On This Day: The Department of Housing and Urban Development is Created

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Just what should the federal government do to help low-income citizens find safe and affordable housing? After viewing several video clips on the Department of Housing and Urban Development, including an interview with the current HUD...
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2011 AP® Macroeconomics Free-Response Questions Form B

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Exchange rates are dependent on a variety of factors. Scholars tease out these factors using a prompt from College Board. Another query examines the economic health of a country with barometers such as gross domestic product and wages. A...
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FRED and the Federal Budget Interactive Lesson

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How can a federal debt accumulate over time? The Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED) dashboard allows scholars to actively research each aspect of the federal budget. In pairs, they analyze economic data to determine the best way to...
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Federal Budget Lesson Plan and Fiscal Ship Student Game

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The federal budget has never been so fun! Using an interactive game, high schoolers choose from a variety of policy options after identifying goals and try to balance these changes in policy with a federal budget. 
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The Role of Government: The Federal Government and Fiscal Policy

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Give learners a crash course in balancing the books on the United States federal government level with an economics and government resource. Class members engage in a warm-up discussion and brainstorming session before answering...
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The Fiscal Cliff

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is the fiscal cliff, what does it imply, and why are some people fearful of it? This video uses President Obama's proposed budget proposal of 2013 and that of republicans to provide a context for understanding the fiscal cliff. The...
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More Fiscal Cliff Analysis

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Continuing from a previous video explaining the various budgetary proposals of 2013 in the United States, this video illustrates a more in-depth analysis of the fiscal cliff. It reviews complex concepts such as the pros and cons of...
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Government's Financial Condition

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What goes into accounting the United States budget deficits and its net operating costs? How do shifts in the economy affect government spending? How is increasing interest projected to affect our federal debt in the future? This video...
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FICA Tax

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) tax's connection to Social Security and Medicare, and what are the differences in how are individuals in the United States are taxed relative to their income? This video provides...
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Medicare Sustainability

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How is Medicare and Medicaid funded in the United States? Building off of a previous video discussing the structure of Social Security in the country, this resource explains the current situation with regard to a shrinking Medicare trust...
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Balance of Payments (BOP)

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners work through ten transactions that will help them understand credits and debts on a global scale. They then discuss each transaction in terms of the global economy. An extension activity and discussion questions are included.
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Understanding the Debt Ceiling Debate and the Budget Control Act of 2011

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Upper graders listen to a podcast on the EconTalk website featuring economist Keith Hennessey. The podcast focuses on the Budget Control Act of 2011, the national debt, and government spending. They read specifics about the BCA, then...
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Chapter 18: Deficits, Surpluses, and the Public Debt

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Sobering, informative, and relevant for today, this presentation is sure to fill in some of the gaps between the current financial crisis and the theories of economics. With explanatory graphs and strong discussion points, these slides...
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Understanding Tax: Your Role as a Tax Payer

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Every adult should know that it is their responsibility to help fund public goods and services by paying taxes. Help young people get a handle on the history, evolution, purposes for, and reasons why they should pay taxes too. 
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Economics: Actions of Government

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Young scholars examine the susceptibility of legislators to agricultural lobbyists to support subsidy programs. In small groups, they role-play as members of interest groups that might be affected by inflation.
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Budget Debate: How Would You Balance the Federal Budget?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine how to balance the federal budget. In this American economics lesson, students read the provided article "Congress Debates Cutting the Budget." Students then collaborate in small groups to determine how to balance the...
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Government Spending - Earmarks

For Students 7th - 8th
In this government spending - earmarks worksheet, students research this topic (there are many links listed), examine the issue, write a letter to their congressional representative or a local newspaper, make a video or analyze the...
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Ranking Global Problems

For Students 8th - 12th
In this global problems worksheet, students are given a list of ten issues that we face world wide and they rank the list in order of priority after discussing the topics with a group. Students then order the top ten problems that we...
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Government Spending: Why Do We Spend the Way We Do?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the categories for federal spending using the internet to locate them. They create a list of expenditures noting them as government purchases or transfer payments. They analyze the patterns of spending during the past 40...
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Federal Budget

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create, present, revise, and defend a Federal budget.