Grade 9-12
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On-Demand Webinar

Winter Institute – Macroeconomics: “Macroeconomic Essentials for Educators”

Time: 90 mins,
Updated: January 24 2024,
Presenter: Alex Lamon

Objective

In this session teachers will:

  • Teachers will gain a deeper understanding of fundamental macroeconomic indicators such as GDP, inflation, and unemployment, and their roles in assessing economic health.
  • Explore resources to analyze and interpret macroeconomic data, a crucial skill for both teaching and understanding modern economics.
  • Be updated on the latest trends and issues in the global economy, enabling them to integrate these current events into their macroeconomics curriculum effectively.

Standards

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Description

This comprehensive session is designed to empower educators with a robust understanding of macroeconomic concepts and their real-world applications. Led by Alex Lamon Master Teacher from the New Jersey Council on Economic Education, aims to bridge the gap between theoretical macroeconomics and its practical implications in today’s rapidly evolving global economy.This lecture-style session will cover the core elements of macroeconomic measurement, emphasizing the importance of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), unemployment rates, and inflation indicators. Furthermore, a broad overview of the current trends and pressing issues in the global economic landscape. This part of the session is designed to update educators on the latest developments in the field of macroeconomics, equipping them with relevant examples and case studies to bring their teaching content up to date with the current global economic scenario.

Resources