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This lesson focuses on the December 14, 2010, press release by the Federal Reserve System's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) on the current Federal Reserve monetary policy actions and goals, and specifically, the federal funds rate target . 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: 01/10/2011

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
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Focus on Economic Data: The Inflation Rate - July 15, 2004

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by .5 percent in July. The annual rate of inflation for the last three months has been 1.9 percent and over the last 12 months was 3.2 percent.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 08/17/2005

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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.

Energy, Economics, and the Environment: Case Studies and Teaching Activities for High School

This publication helps students analyze energy and environment issues from an economics perspective.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 2006

3 out of 10 lessons from this publication relate to this EconEdLink lesson.