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AP Macroeconomics

Would your students benefit from more practice with crucial Advanced Placement concepts? Would new teaching pathways help them better understand the core of AP? If the answer to these questions, is yes, then CEE’s AP Macroeconomics Teacher Resource Manual with accompanying Student Resource Manual (4th Edition) is the go-to supplement for you. Try it out with the five sample lessons, each representing a key AP topic area, available here for free. In addition, we include free lessons, videos, and interactives to further student understanding of the AP topics you present in class.


Federal Budget: The Fiscal Ship Game

In this economics lesson, students will evaluate fiscal policy objectives to learn the challenges of sustainable national budget formation.
Key Concepts: Budget Deficits and Public Debt, Fiscal Policy, Roles of Government
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AP Macroeconomics – Net Exports and Capital Flows

This lesson supports the Open Economy: International Trade and Finance section of the Advanced Placement Macroeconomics course. This lesson introduces…
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade, Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Economic Institutions…
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AP Macroeconomics – The Deficit and the Debt

This lesson supports the Inflation, Unemployment, and Stabilization Policies section of the Advanced Placement Macroeconomics course. It introduces government budget…
Key Concepts: Budget Deficit, Budget Deficits and Public Debt, Budget Surplus…
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The Trading Game

In this lesson, students will learn about the gains from trade. Students will participate in a trading game that will…
Key Concepts: Benefits of Trade, Comparative Advantage, Trade, Exchange and Interdependence
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Phillips Curve

This lesson explores the relationship of unemployment to inflation in the 1960s and after. Students will discover the short-run trade-off…
Key Concepts: Aggregate Demand, Aggregate Supply, Budgeting…
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The Fiscal Ship | Activity

Think like a president! Choose strategies to keep the federal debt in check as you play The Fiscal Ship, a…
Key Concepts: Budget Deficits and Public Debt, Fiscal Policy
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Professional Development

Business Cycles Video

In this economics video, students will watch a video about business cycles.
Key Concepts: Aggregate Demand, Aggregate Supply, Business Cycles
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Unemployment Survey | Lesson Demo

This video models Lesson 18 from CEE's High School Economics publication. In a role-play activity, students conduct their own employment…
Key Concepts: Employment and Unemployment
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Benefits of Trade/Comparative Advantage Video and Quiz

This video teaches the concepts of Benefits of Trade and Comparative Advantage. Comparative advantage is the principle which holds that…
Key Concepts: Balance of Payments, Balance of Trade, Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments…
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