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Lesson: Focus on Economic Data: Consumer Price Index and Inflation, February, 2013


Focus on Economic Data: Consumer Price Index and Inflation, February 2012

This lesson focuses on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and rate of inflation reported March 16, 2012, by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for the month of February, 2012. Students will read the BLS report, analyze the meaning of the CPI data, determine the change in consumer prices, and explore the impact of the change in the price level on themselves, their families, consumers, and producers.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 04/18/2012

Focus on Economic Data: Consumer Price Index and Inflation, November 16, 2011

This lesson focuses on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and rate of inflation reported November 16, 2011, by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for the month of October, 2011. Students will read the BLS report, analyze the meaning of the CPI data, determine the change in consumer prices, and explore the impact of the change in the price level on themselves, their families, consumers, and producers.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 12/16/2011

Focus on Economic Data: Consumer Price Index and Inflation, March 17, 2011

This lesson focuses on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and rate of inflation reported March 17, 2011, by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for the month of February, 2011. Students will read the BLS report, analyze the meaning of the CPI data, determine the change in consumer prices, and explore the impact of the change in the price level on themselves, their families, consumers, and producers.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 04/12/2011

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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

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