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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

Focus on Economic Data: The Federal Reserve and Monetary Policy, April 29, 2009

This lesson focuses on the April 29, 2009, press release by the Federal Open Market Committee on the current Federal Reserve monetary policy actions and goals. This lesson is intended to guide students and teachers through an analysis of the actions the Federal Reserve is taking and can take in influencing prices, employment, and economic growth. Through this lesson, students will better understand the dynamics of the U.S. economy, current economic conditions and monetary policies.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 05/27/2009

Focus on Economic Data: The Federal Reserve and Monetary Policy, August 12, 2009

This lesson focuses on the August 12, 2009, press release by the Federal Reserve System's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) on the current Federal Reserve monetary policy actions and goals. This lesson is intended to guide students and teachers through an analysis of the actions the Federal Reserve is taking and can take in influencing prices, employment, and economic growth. Through this lesson, students will better understand the dynamics of the U.S. economy, current economic conditions and monetary policies.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 09/08/2009

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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

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

Focus: Understanding Economics in U.S. History

Focus: Understanding Economics in U.S. History uses a unique mystery-solving approach to teach U.S. economic history to your high school students.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 2006

5 out of 40 lessons from this publication relate to this EconEdLink lesson.

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.