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Focus on Economic Data: The Inflation Rate - January 2002

The seasonally adjusted rate of change in the consumer price index during the month of January 2002 was 0.2 percent or an increase of two-tenths of one percent. The rate of increase in the consumer price index over the past twelve months was 1.1 percent. In January, the core consumer price index, which excludes energy and food prices, also increased by 0.2 percent.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 02/20/2002

Focus on Economic Data: The Inflation Rate - October 18, 2002

The seasonally adjusted rate of change in the consumer price index during the month of September 2002 was 0.2 percent (an increase of two-tenths of one percent). The rate of increase in the consumer price index over the past twelve months was 1.5 percent. In September, the core consumer price index, which excludes energy and food prices, increased by 0.1 percent.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 10/18/2002

Focus on Economic Data: The Inflation Rate - November 18, 2003

The consumer price index (CPI) during the month of October 2003 did not change. The rate of increase in the consumer price index over the past twelve months has been 2.0 percent. In October, the core consumer price index, which excludes energy and food prices, increased by 0.2 percent.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 11/18/2003

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Teaching Economics Using Children's Literature

This interdisciplinary curriculum guide helps teachers introduce their students to economics using popular children's stories.

Grades: 3-5
Published: 2006

2 out of 29 lessons from this publication relate to this EconEdLink lesson.

Playful Economics

Designed primarily for elementary and middle school students, each of the 15 lessons in this guide introduces an economics concept through activities with modeling clay.

Grades: K-8
Published: 2011

2 out of 17 lessons from this publication relate to this EconEdLink lesson.