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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

Focus on Economic Data: U.S. Consumer Price Index, November 19, 2008

This lesson focuses on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and rate of inflation reported November 19, 2008, by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for the month of October, 2008. Students 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 consumers and the economy.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 12/15/2008

Focus on Economic Data: Consumer Price Index and Inflation, November 18, 2009

This lesson focuses on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and rate of inflation reported November 18, 2009, by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for the month of October, 2009. Students 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. This lesson includes a look at consumer prices in major U.S. metropolitan areas and how the prices of the expenditure groups are determined.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 12/02/2009

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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

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