This lesson focuses on the January 30, 2008, announcement by the Federal Open Market Committee on the current Federal Reserve monetary policy 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. An understanding of monetary policy in action is fundamental to developing a thorough understanding of macroeconomics and the dynamics of the U.S. economy.
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.
Explore the connection between the economic indicators and real-world issues. These lessons typically can be done in one class period.
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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.
5 out of 9 lessons from this publication relate to this EconEdLink lesson.
Focus: Understanding Economics in U.S. History uses a unique mystery-solving approach to teach U.S. economic history to your high school students.
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This publication helps students analyze energy and environment issues from an economics perspective.
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