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Lesson: Unemployment in My Hometown


Focus on Economic Data: U.S. Employment and the Unemployment Rate, November 8, 2014

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 October, reported Nov. 7, 2014. The lesson presents the kinds of unemployment and asks students to think about what the optimal level of unemployment is and how unemployment and inflation are linked.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 11/19/2014

When Graphs Mislead Us

Students view 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 concept of misleading graphs and complete an  activity to identify misleading aspects of graphs. Working in groups students support a given  headline statement by manipulating a graph using an interactive tool. This will teach scale,  origin, and units on a graph along with what makes a graph misleading. The lesson assumes  students are able to calculate rate of change.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 11/25/2014

Focus on Economic Data: U.S. Real GDP Growth, November 30, 2014

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 the time period is collected. This lesson uses data from the revised estimate of the 3Q 2014 activity. Students will understand the recent trends in real GDP, as well as gain insight into the purpose and role of seasonal adjustments in GDP reporting. They will also analyze broader patterns of GDP growth to make more accurate judgments about the true state of the economy's health.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 12/19/2014

Related Publications

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Advanced Placement Economics: Teacher Resource Manual

The teacher guide accompanies the student activities books in macro- and microeconomics for teaching college-level economics in AP Economics courses. The publication contains course outlines, unit plans, teaching instructions, and answers to the student activities and sample tests.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 2003

58 out of 58 lessons from this publication relate to this EconEdLink lesson.

Capstone: Exemplary Lessons for High School Economics - Teacher's Guide

This publication contains complete instructions for teaching the lessons in Capstone. When combined with a textbook, Capstone provides activities for a complete high school economics course. 45 exemplary lessons help students learn to apply economic reasoning to a wide range of real-world subjects.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 2003

45 out of 45 lessons from this publication relate to this EconEdLink lesson.

Focus: Understanding Economics in U.S. History

Focus: Understanding Economics in U.S. History uses a unique mystery-solving approach to teach U.S. economic history to your high school students.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 2006

40 out of 40 lessons from this publication relate to this EconEdLink lesson.