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Then and Now: Fed Policy Actions During the Great Depression and Great Recession

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Review the Great Depression in the United States from an economist's perspective, examining roots of the crash, government policy actions, and policies instituted by the Fed.
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The Rising Cost of College: Tuition, Financial Aid, and Price Discrimination

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Are average college tuition and fees really rising in the United States? Here is a fascinating take on the rising cost of college tuition and how price discrimination may explain what is often seen as an insurmountable cost for higher...
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Is a College Cap and Gown a Financial Ball and Chain?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is the value of a bachelor's degree, and how does this compare to the costs of attending college? Answer this question using an excellent article that includes recent data and a list of additional links and resources, as well as a...
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Classroom Rules Worksheet

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Involve class members in establishing classroom rules by providing them with a worksheet that asks them to develop four rules, describe how they will teach these rules to their classmates, how they will reinforce the rules, and detail...
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Main Idea and Supporting Details

For Teachers 5th - 8th
What's the big idea? A short reading passage describes for learners how to identify the main idea of a passage and distinguish the details that support this idea. Templates for nonfiction or expository text, as well as fiction or...
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Money and Inflation: A Functional Relationship

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is the difference between money and bartering, and how is money valued when considering inflation? Delve into the correlation between these fundamental components of economics with this detailed resource, which consists of reading...
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Gini in a Bottle: Some Facts on Income Inequality

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Delve into the hard numbers and fundamental concept of income inequality in the United States, using graphs, detailed reading materials, and an organized worksheet.
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GDP: Does It Measure Up?

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
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...
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GDP Deflator Practice

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
What is a GDP deflator, and how do we calculate it? Support your learners through this process using this video as a resource, which explains step-by-step how to work with an equation calculating not only the GDP deflator, but also...
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CPI Practice

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Using market baskets and base years, how do we calculate consumer price index (CPI)? Check out the instruction offered by an engaging and informative economics teacher, who will walk you and your class members step-by-step through the...
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Unemployment and Natural Rate of Unemployment

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
What is the difference between frictional, structural, and cyclical unemployment? Check out this quick bit of instruction which reviews these concepts, as well as compares and contrasts the benefits of each type and what exactly amounts...
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Nominal and Real GDP

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
How can we provide a true measurement of GDP when dollar values increase over time as a result of inflation? Review the concept of nominal versus real GDP with your class members with this quick and informative video. 
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GDP and Economic Growth

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Get into the nitty gritty of GDP as this economics instructor breaks down how we measure the growth of an economy within a country's borders. You will review the four components (consumers, investments, government, and foreign...
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Elasticity of Demand Coefficients (Cross-Price and Income Elasticity)

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
What is the difference between elastic and inelastic demands? Review these concepts, as well as cross prices, elasticity of supply, and income elasticity, with your class members after taking a look at this video.
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A Guide to the Energy of the Earth

For Students 6th - 12th
What is energy, anyway? Use this featurette as an introduction to your middle school energy unit. It successfully touches each of Earth's physical systems, the sun as our main source of energy, and the flow of energy through the food...
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How to Speak Monkey: The Language of Cotton-Top Tamarins

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Tamarin monkey language can be categorized by stem upsweep, duration, peak frequency, and frequency change. Although other complex terminology is used to describe the 38 calls of this species, the video is easy to follow and a...