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The Tools for Teaching the High School Economics with Personal Finance Course includes lessons, links to resources, and lecture PowerPoint presentations aligned to the Arkansas Social Studies Frameworks.
FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) Challenge, a classroom application of the Fed Challenge competition, is designed to be a project-based capstone experience completed by students at the conclusion of their Advanced Placement® Macroeconomics course.
Inflation numbers are important economic indicators. But thinking beyond the numbers reveals a deeper reality. Some businesses respond to inflation with shrinkflation and skimpflation. Learn about these practices and their effect on consumers.
Need to learn—or teach someone else—about the Federal Reserve? Penny, our friendly tour guide, will show you around the Federal Reserve System, introducing you to who we are and what we do.
The January 2023 issue of Page One Economics® discusses how price indexes can be used to transform nominal wages and interest rates into real, or inflation-adjusted, values.
This Page One Economics® Econ Primer describes key measures of inflation, including the consumer price index, and how the Federal Open Market Committee pays particular attention to these measures as it makes policy decisions.
This brief video defines inflation and the price level and explains the difference between inflation and cost-of-living price increases.
Have you ever heard someone say “Back in my day, a gallon of gas cost a quarter!” Comparing today’s prices with prices “back in the day” can be misleading. Both inflation and deflation between then and now have to be taken into account. Read the August 2013 Page One Economics Newsletter to learn more about the effects of inflation on prices.
They say that “money makes the world go round.” Just imagine a world without money as our method of payment for everyday transactions. Without money, we would all need to barter for necessary goods and services. For example, suppose an accountant needs to have her car fixed. Under a barter system, she would have to find someone who needed some tax advice in exchange for car repairs. The search to find a barter partner is time consuming and wasteful. Money solves this problem and many others. Read more about the three main functions of money and the damaging effects of too much inflation on these functions in the March 2013 Page One Economics Newsletter.
History holds many economic lessons. The Great Depression, in particular, is an event that provides the opportunity to teach and learn a great deal about economics-whether you’re studying the economic reasons that the Depression took place, the factors that helped it come to an end or the impact on Americans who lived through it. This curriculum is designed to provide teachers with economic lessons that they can share with their students to help them understand this significant experience in U.S. history.