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Lesson: The Role of Government: The National Debt vs. The Deficit


The Role of Government: The Federal Government and Fiscal Policy

Students will visit “A Citizen’s Guide to the Federal Budget,” and use the federal government web site to obtain information which will help them understand basic information about the budget of the United States Government for the current fiscal year.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 01/08/2001

Social Security Gains Two More Years

You've heard your parents talk about Social Security, and perhaps you have a grandparent who counts on receiving a Social Security check every month. Will you be able to count on Social Security, too? Many people believe that this program which primarily provides retirement benefits is no longer a sure thing for today's young people. In this lesson we will explore that question.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 04/16/1999

Focus on Economic Data: U.S. Consumer Price Index, October 16, 2008

This lesson focuses on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and rate of inflation reported October 16, 2008, by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for the month of September, 2008. Students read the BLS report, read about the meaning of the CPI, determine the change in consumer prices, and explore how the change in the CPI impacts consumers and the economy.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 12/02/2008

Related Publications

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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

2 out of 21 lessons from this publication relate to this EconEdLink lesson.

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

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