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Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the Consumer Price Index (CPI), students explore the latest release for December 2014. Building on last month's lesson that discusses the problems with the CPI, they learn abo... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
This lesson utilizes the January 28, 2015, statement of the Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) to explore the Federal Reserve's twin goals of price stability and full employment. This lesson discusses t... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
In this lesson, students explore the advance estimate of real GDP data for the fourth quarter of 2014. These data, released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, are presented first as estimates, then as revisions as more data for t... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
Deriving Marginalism
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This lesson creates a connection between derivatives and marginalism. Students engage in a set of scaffolding activities that explore the Marginal Cost Function, Marginal Revenue Function, and the implications that these functions... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
Spending Multipliers
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Students learn the definition of marginal propensity to consume and marginal propensity to save. After spending time practicing computing what these terms mean, students participate in a simulation to demonstrate how the marginal ... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
In this lesson, students explore the final (third) estimate of real GDP data for the third quarter of 2014. These data, released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, are presented first as estimates, then as revisions as more data ... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the Consumer Price Index (CPI), students explore the latest release for November 2014. They analyze the shortcomings of the measurement of the CPI and the implications of these pr... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
This lesson utilizes the December 16-17, 2014, statement of the Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) to explore the Federal Reserve's twin goals of price stability and full employment. This lesson discusses the r... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
This lesson uses the latest employment and unemployment data release by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, for the month of December, 2014, reported January 9, 2015. The lesson focuses on the problems in mea... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
There are three major purchases that you will make in your lifetime, and one happens to be buying a car. Buying a car can be a challenging and daunting task if you haven't done your due diligence. Doing so helps you form a gam... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
Students collect data from a hands-on activity involving “Colors Goldfish® Baked Snack Crackers” to learn how to create a two-way table, find the marginal distribution, and find the conditional distribution. Students then ... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
Students learn the basic economic concept of opportunity cost, and draw a production possibilities frontier to learn the constraints a society faces when deciding what to produce. After reviewing opportunity cost, students learn t... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
In this lesson, students explore the revised estimate of real GDP data for the third quarter of 2014. These data, released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, are presented first as estimates, then as revisions as more data for th... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on the Consumer Price Index (CPI), students investigate the latest release for October 2014. Students will explore the difference between seasonally unadjusted and adjusted data are a... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
This lesson uses the latest employment and unemployment data release by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, for the month of November, reported Dec. 5, 2014. The lesson presents the role that seasonality play... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
Your Credit Card
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Students will compare credit cards by looking at the amount of interest they will incur when paying off the balance on their purchases. Students will discuss times when they will need to use a credit card, rewards programs, and di... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
The income statement provides valuable information that can help buyers make a well-informed decision when considering the purchase of a business. It can also help determine the value in comparing overall income and expenses. This... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
Students will learn how a payday loan works by watching a video. They will learn that payday loans are an expensive form of borrowing and calculate the total cost of a payday loan using several methods (table, graph, and formula).... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
When Graphs Mislead Us
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Students will watch a video and answer questions about Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Graphs of real GDP per capita are used to demonstrate that the same set of data can be shown in different ways. Students are introduced to the co... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
 
This lesson utilizes the October 29, 2014, statement of the Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) to explore the Federal Reserve's twin goals of price stability and full employment. This lesson discusses the recen... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson

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