Tuesday, November 10, 2009

5E Educator for AP Macroeconomics

Summary: The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond provides free lesson plans for teachers of AP Economics.

"This electronic newsletter for K-12 educators is designed to provide teachers with economics content, lesson plans and updates on free resources available from the Federal Reserve System." This quote is from the publications tab here.

The Fall 2009 issue contains articles that examine the costs and benefits associated with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Cap and Trade policies. You will also find active lessons to teach your students about the issues.

The Spring 2009 issue examines the battle between Andrew Jackson and Nicholas Biddle, the head of the Second Bank of the United States. Learn how Jackson was finally able to kill the Bank, and pick up great ideas for teaching your students about the issues that have confronted U.S. central banking.

The Winter issue features new research that examines the relationship between your ability to resist dessert and your savings behavior. You’ll also find engaging lesson plans and resources presented in the newsletter. The author has posted a video on the same subject here.

About the Author: Mike Fladlien is an AP Economics teacher from Muscatine High School in Muscatine, Iowa. He is an EconEdLink.org author and blogs at Mikeroeconomics. Currently, Mr. Fladlien is writing a lesson plan on the Phillips Curve.


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