Grade 9-12
Upcoming Webinar

AP Macroeconomic Series: Appreciation, Depreciation, and Trade

January 09 5:00-6:00pm ET
Time: 60 mins,
Updated: October 19 2022,


In this webinar teachers will be able to:

  • Explain how changes in currency values affect imports, exports and capital flows between nations, often dramatically impacting businesses and national economies
  • Integrate discussions about currency markets and trade early and often into their AP Macro courses
  • Provide real-world examples of the impact of currency fluctuations


Why did Icelandair start offering nonstop flights to Minneapolis-St. Paul in 2000? Why would the Chinese government keep its currency values deflated (as it has been accused of)? Why do interest rates in the U.S. affect the price of coffee at a small shop in Malaysia? All of these can be explained by examining the link between currency values and imports/exports. Although students may experience currency appreciation/depreciation from the consumer perspective – if they are fortunate enough to travel internationally – the larger impact of currency on global trade is harder to discern. In this session, we’ll dig into how changes in currency prices (whether due to policy or other factors) impact businesses and national economies. We will utilize the A.P. Macroeconomics 4th Edition: Teacher Resource Manual to provide additional resources and share strategies on how to teach these concepts.
AP/IB Economics