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Lesson: Focus on Economic Data: U.S. Real GDP Growth, Final Estimate Q4 2012, March 28, 2013


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

Focus on Economic Data: U.S. Real GDP Growth, January 7, 2015

In this lesson, students explore the final (third) 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 final estimate of the 3Q 2014 activity. Students will understand the recent trends in real GDP, as well as gain insight into the problems and limitations inherent in measuring GDP.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 01/29/2015

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