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Lesson: Focus on Economic Data: U.S. Real GDP Growth, February 28, 2013


Focus on Economic Data: U.S. Real GDP Growth, Advance Estimate 3rd Q 2014

In this lesson, students explore the advance 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 initial estimate of the 3Q 2014 activity. Students will understand the recent trends in real GDP, as well as gain insight into the range of GDP growth that is considered optimal. 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: 11/19/2014

Focus on Economic Data: U.S. Real GDP Growth, Revised Estimate 2Q 2014

In this lesson, students explore the revised real GDP data for the second 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 final estimate of the 2Q 2014 activity. Students will understand the recent trends in real GDP, the causes for these trends, and investigate the components of real GDP. They will also use this understanding to analyze the impact of other variables on real GDP. To begin the academic year, this is a basic lesson, which will be built upon as the year progresses.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 11/14/2014

Focus on Economic Data: U.S. Real GDP Growth, January 30, 2015

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 the time period is collected. This lesson uses data from the initial estimate of the 4Q 2014 activity. Students will understand the recent trends in real GDP, as well as explore alternative ways to measure a country's well-being. 

Grades: 9-12
Published: 02/13/2015

Related Publications

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Teaching Financial Crises

Teaching Financial Crises is an eight lesson resource that provides an organizing framework in which to contextualize all of the media attention that has been paid to the recent financial crisis, as well as put it in a historical context. The current events stories, opinion pieces, and other popular media pieces that are today in great supply have generally not connected to educational objectives, historical analysis, and economic processes and concepts that are used in the high school classroom. In Teaching Financial Crises, teachers will find a non-partisan and non-ideological resource to help them simplify and offer balanced perspectives on this challenging subject matter.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 2010

5 out of 9 lessons from this publication relate to this EconEdLink lesson.

Focus: High School Economics

This revised edition features simulations, role plays, small-group discussions and other active-learning instructional activities to help students explore economic concepts through real-life applications.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 2001

3 out of 21 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

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